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Old 12-09-2015, 07:47 PM
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Default Nevadan wants help to get the horse before the cart

I thought buying the hanger before the plane was backwards, but I did this anyways. However when I looked up on Van's website for an instructor they are only teaching people who already have an RV which is almost worse.

I would love to meet someone who can introduce me to these wonderful planes I have dreamed about most of my life.

Quick introduction to myself. I fly sailplanes out of Minden, NV (MEV). I have no need for a plane or a mission it would fulfill. I just always thought when I retired I would build an RV. However now I can actually afford one it seems buying a flying one makes more sense.

The member listings show many people at Carson, Dayton, Reno, and even one in Gardnerville (Minden) and one in Incline. If any of you have your ears on and feel inclined to talk, post or send a PM.

I would love to read from anyone what questions to ask of sellers or instructors.

Buying a hanger, then the plane, then learning to fly it seemed backwards at first, but maybe this is how it is done?

thanks
nick
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Old 12-09-2015, 07:49 PM
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Default Welcome to VAF!

Nick, welcome aboard the good ship VAF

Suggest you send Paul Dye a PM------ http://www.vansairforce.com/community/member.php?u=725 He lives in Dayton, they have 3 different RV models between Paul and his wife Louise.
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Old 12-09-2015, 08:11 PM
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Suggest you send Paul Dye a PM------ http://www.vansairforce.com/community/member.php?u=725 He lives in Dayton, they have 3 different RV models between Paul and his wife Louise.
I see he actively posts and hope he will see this and introduce himself.

You show up as being in Cammeron Park, I think there is a 6A for sale there, is that yours?
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Old 12-09-2015, 08:15 PM
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Nick, welcome aboard the good ship VAF
Quickest welcome ever, thank you!
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Old 12-09-2015, 08:23 PM
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You show up as being in Cameron Park, I think there is a 6A for sale there, is that yours?
No, that aircraft belongs to Mike Bell-------couplethree doors down the street.
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Old 12-09-2015, 08:47 PM
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Welcome, I am in Gardnervill, welcome, feel free to message!
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Old 12-09-2015, 08:54 PM
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PM sent (really, 10 character min?)
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Old 12-09-2015, 09:05 PM
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Hi Nick,

I'm down at our cabin in Big Bear for a few days - should be home early next week, and we'd be happy to help you get invovled. Drop me a PM, and we can figure out a time.
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Old 12-09-2015, 09:24 PM
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Drop me a PM, and we can figure out a time.
PM sent.

Serious weather here, high winds pre frontal wave conditions soaring pilots use for high altitude. By coincidence MEV had an opening of the hanger for the Perlan project, an interesting trip to the edge of space in a glider using this kind of weather. http://www.mynews4.com/news/local/st...obLcgTnlQ.cspx

(My first thread and I am already off topic)
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Old 12-09-2015, 11:04 PM
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Nick,
As a guy new to experimental aircraft, you may not be aware of the major restriction: the airplane cannot be used for compensation or hire. That's why you see cfi's giving instruction to pilots who already own an RV. It is possible to get a waiver of the 'for hire' rule, but only for pilots with a need for transition training - usually meaning pilots who are near completion of a build or buy of an RV. Of course many RV pilots are willing to give you a short ride for free.

Bob
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