After six and a half years, I received an airworthiness certificate on August 2, 2018. The first two flights were on August 10, flown by my highly experienced RV friend, Tom Berge. I completed the flight testing in early October. I then flew the aircraft up to Hibbing, MN for a paint job at Midwest Aircraft Refinishers. Continue reading ""Old Crow" Huber RV-7A"
Our Van's RV-12 E-LSA was completed September 2018. I am a first-time builder, and it took three year build working week-ends only. Continue reading "Kincaid RV-12"
My USCG-themed RV-9A was completed this weekend.
I built it using a slow build kit, although I did get a jump-start, buying 90% completed wings from Ravi Thakker, another RV-9A owner. Continue reading "Gross RV-9A"
Here is my RV8 that I completed in June 2017. I didn't have enough time to fly off my phase one in time for Oshkosh but I did get there for 2018. I started with a quick build kit (if you call four and a half years quick build) and then added the Show Planes fast back conversion.
After three years and 1,800 hours of construction, I'm proud to acknowledge the first flight of my Rotax 912 ULS powered Van's RV-12 E-LSA, serial number 120850, N850VH, on May 20, 2017, at Archuleta County Stevens Field (KPSO) Pagosa Springs, Colorado, field elevation 7,664' (morning density altitude well over 9,000'). Continue reading "John Vander Horck RV-12"
I stopped by to check on the progress of the One Week Wonder this morning, and found this gentleman removing blue plastic from parts destined for the empennage. The fairly simple - but still important - task was assigned when the man (who identified himself as "Richard") wandered in and asked if he could help. Continue reading "One Week Wonder - Anyone Can Help!"