The European contingent was in full force at the RV social, represented by Luca "Luke" Perazzolli and Francesco "Franz" Dante form northern Italy, and Yves Heller, from Switzerland. Luke and Franz are both RV-8 builder pilots, and even formation pilots, with Franz being an active duty Italian Air Force pilot.
Yves is currently building his RV-8. Luke is also a DAR in Italy, and is president of EAA chapter 1581. He has even written for Kitplanes in 2014 and 2016. You can see more about Luke at his website www.rv8.it.