Liberty

You can't get a photo of the RV-10 called "Liberty" without capturing a few other photographers this week.
You can't get a photo of the RV-10 called "Liberty" without capturing a few other photographers this week.

One RV that draws the attention of every AirVenture passerby is "Liberty" with a spectacular paint job that pays tribute to all branches of the United States military. The plane's airbrush illustrations are the latest creation of the talented John Stahr of Eugene, Oregon, whose own American Angel RV-8 captured everyone's attention last year.

[sc:ad180]Liberty's owner, Rodney Jarrell of Phoenix, Arizona, flew to Oshkosh only a few days after the plane left Stahr's paint shop on July 17th after six-and-a-half weeks of effort. The pair plan to return the plane to Oregon in October to finish up some detail work and final polishing.

Tribute to specific American heroes are found all over the plane.
Tribute to specific American heroes are found all over the plane.
The tail art honors our American liberties and freedom.
The tail art honors our American liberties and freedom.
Tribute is paid to the National Guard and all branches of the U.S. Military.
Tribute is paid to the National Guard and all branches of the U.S. Military.
War and peace time service is captured by the detailed and stunning art.
War and peace time service is captured by the detailed and stunning art.
Liberty and its art work honoring all who served in the military is scheduled to appear in the Parade of Planes next October in Palm Springs, California.
Liberty and its art work honoring all who served in the military is scheduled to appear in the Parade of Planes next October in Palm Springs, California.
John Stahr's personal RV-8 sits next to Liberty this week and also draws a crowd.
John Stahr's personal RV-8 sits next to Liberty this week and also draws a crowd.

Louise Hose

Louise Hose is an instrument-rated, commercial pilot who regularly flies her RV-6, her husband’s RV-8, and an RV-3B and a Dream Tundra, which they built together. They live in Dayton Valley Airpark in Nevada. She also edits the monthly, free digital newsletter, The Homebuilder’s Portal by KITPLANES®.

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