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Old 02-17-2019, 12:14 PM
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Talking OSH Event: 40 Years of the RV-4 at AirVenture!

Heading to OSH this year in your RV-4? On the fence? Need some fresh motivation to finish that 18-year-old project? Well - maybe this will push you over to the "I'm going" side!

The RV-4 is officially 40 years old in 2019, and we've be in discussions recently with EAA because they'd like to work with us -- and all of you -- to see if we can have a special RV-4 parking area and do some other stuff to celebrate the RV-4! We'll update here as we nail down details, but in order to get started we need to line up some helpers!

We're in talk to try to arrange RV-4 participation in a "homebuilt review" style fly-by, and some other possibilities. EAA has said they'll help arrange a meeting place for a get-together if we like.

Ultimately, we are looking to the RV-4 community to see what you'd like to do! These things can't happen without community involvement to help drive it, to be sure. So -- If you're interested in participating or helping coordinate some part of this, let me know!

From the mothership, our working plan right now is that Van will present a forum covering the history of the RV-4, where it came from and the role it played in propelling Van's Aircraft in its early days.

Should be a lot of fun!
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:23 PM
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Currently planning to be there! I would love to take part in the festivities.
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:52 PM
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This is very cool. I will be flying my -4 will the Rocky Mountain Renegades at OSH this year. It would be fun to do a solo acro demo with it. And also the other fun stuff. I wish our friend Hans was still doing his solo acro demo it was outstanding too

https://youtu.be/Quvz6PWSOOo

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Old 02-17-2019, 05:47 PM
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I am 100% down as well. I will be there and am open to any and all RV-4 activities. 👍🏼
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:21 PM
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I will be there with my son
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:00 PM
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If anyone from Vans Aircraft or EAA needs to specifically get in touch with RV-4 pilots easily, I am one of a few admin for an RV-4 only pilots page on Facebook that is very active. We have a very active group of ONLY RV-4 pilots. If I can be of any assistance, please reach out to me. I?m happy to provide an email or phone number and grant access to the private RV-4 pilots group if it aids in organizing.
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Old 02-17-2019, 08:18 PM
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Count me in. Will be my first time to Airventure. To be a part of the RV-4 birthday will be awesome.
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Old 02-17-2019, 09:35 PM
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Old 02-17-2019, 09:45 PM
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Thanks for the plug Chris. We had some great flights together and I wish you guys the best at OSH.

Included a video made on a sunny day while we performed locally. On June 6th at 0600, our first flight, she'll have been with me for 30 years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8uJ...r#action=share
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Old 02-17-2019, 10:30 PM
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Thumbs up RV-4 OSHKOSH 2019

Well to make it an international affair, I will be there from Canada ;-)

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