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Old 02-20-2018, 04:01 PM
rjtjrt rjtjrt is offline
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Default The Ladies at Van?s Aircraft

The ladies who deal with customers on the phone at Van?s are superb.
Today was a very busy day for them, and I had some really stupid questions to ask. Despite all that they had to cope with, they were cheerful, exceptionally helpful, and efficient.
They make a good company great.
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:37 PM
MLock MLock is offline
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Location: Salem, OR
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Thank you John.

All of the folks who answer the phones here at Van's do the best they can, always. Some days are easier than others just like everyone's job. It's just so nice to hear from our customers when we get it right.

Thanks to all who give us a thumbs up from time to time.
Mitchell Lock
Chief Financial Officer
Van's Aircraft
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Old 02-20-2018, 06:24 PM
elev666 elev666 is offline
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Default Plus 1 more to everyone @ the factory

As John mentioned there are a lot of people working behind the scenes out there that don't get enough kudos , I recently took over a kit and had to add and delete a lot of parts on my finishing / FWF kits , as well as convert from a tipper or to a slider, this all took nearly 6 weeks of emails and phone calls and the gals in the office, and everyone in shipping get 100%
1946 C85 J3
RV 7 A project
Grounds keeper @ CKS9, 2021 dues pd
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Old 02-20-2018, 07:23 PM
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Default Rave

They all deserve a Rave. The ladies are a welcome voice and have always been more than professional.
I told my staff to smile when they answer a call. The customer can hear it in the voice.
Larry Larson
Estes Park, CO
wirejock at yahoo dot com
Donated 12/01/2021, plus a little extra.
RV-7A #73391, N511RV reserved (3,000+ hours)
Empennage, wings, fuse, finishing kit done. Working FWF
I cannot be, nor will I be, held responsible if you try to do the same things I do and it does not work and/or causes you loss, injury, or even death in the process.
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:16 AM
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Default YES!

Couldn't agree more. So far everyone at Vans has been great support and patient with me!
VAF dues paid for 2021
RV7-A (N137MX Reserved) - Wings Started...
RV7-A - Rebuild Done - Flying!
Cessna Rocket 210HP - Best dang 172 Ever made! (sold)
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:07 AM
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Default Outstanding service

I am dealing with them by email from far away and they are all OUTSTANDING.

Please send them flowers if you can
Jan Hanekom
South Africa
Approved Person nr 325
RV10 - ZU-IBA - Flying and getting lots of TLC
RV10 - ZU-XOX - (Flying)
RV7A - ZU-JRV - (Flying)
RV10 - ZU-JVR - (Written off)
RV7 - ZU-LOL - (Flying)
RV10 - ZU-RVI - (Flying)
RV7A - ZU-MER (Bought back)(Sold again) Flying
RV7A - ZU-JAD (Sold Flying)
Dues paid for 2022 WITH A SMILE
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:14 AM
ryschneider ryschneider is offline
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I rarely post on here but I have to say the staff of Van's support have been courteous, patient and the customer service in parts / shipping is fantastic!

RV-7 (Finishing)
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:41 PM
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Default Excellent

Always found them excellent.

Steve Arnold

In completion stage of Loehle P5151
Built and now Flying G.BVLR Vans RV4
Rebuilt G.BDBD Tailwind
Rebuilt G BVTN Kitfox
Built G CDCD RV9A with WAM120
Riveted wings on Glastar G.LEZZ Now (G. SKUA)
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:03 PM
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Special Delivery Special Delivery is offline
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Ah yes, I too raise a glass to the ladies at Van’s… “Behind every good man is a great woman”; a truism that's alive and well at Van’s Aircraft, Inc.
Notwithstanding that I’ve been nicknamed “Trouble” by Anne, Barbara, and Jessica, I must say that the collective staff of ladies at Van’s Aircraft have been instrumental in the success of Eagle’s Nest Projects. Seldom does a week go by that I don’t hear words of praise from one of our mentor teams about the outstanding support they’ve received from one (or more) of the ladies at Van’s.

From all of the Eagle’s Nest student-builders and mentors, we appreciate and offer our sincere Thank You to the ladies at Van’s Aircraft for their kindness, patience, and outstanding level of professional service!

We love the ladies at Van’s Aircraft!

Personal regards,
R. E. "Ernie" Butcher
Friends of the RV-1/Eagle's Nest Projects
"Mentors build the student...
Students build the airplane." -Glen Salmon

Dedicated to the historical preservation of the RV-1 Aircraft
and organized for the purposes of promoting, supporting,
fostering, and engaging in aviation and aerospace education.

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Old 02-21-2018, 02:09 PM
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In all fairness, as can hopefully be seen in the photo linked by Ernie, not all of the orders people are ladies, but they are all great at what they do.

BTW, missing from the photo is Nancy and Kim
Opinions, information and comments are my own unless stated otherwise. They do not necessarily represent the direction/opinions of my employer.

Scott McDaniels
Hubbard, Oregon
Van's Aircraft Engineering Prototype Shop Manager
RV-6A (aka "Junkyard Special ")

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