Originally Posted by BillsFanGA
Hello All, I hope everyone is doing well.
Typical story hear, love flying, got my license, but then had a family and I haven't flown in about 15 years. I am dying to get back into it and the thought of building my own plane is daunting and super exciting at the same time.
I was looking to connect with any RV builders in the Atlanta area to learn more about them, their planes and the community in general.
So who is around? Where do you fly out of? What are you building or have built?
I look forward to meeting you all.
I was in a similar situation a few years ago. Except I hadn't flown in 20 years. At first I thought I might want to fly local/VFR only and bought an RV-12. After a few months and 65 hours, I realized that I wanted to fully get back into aviation and bought a Bonanza. Flew it for 160 hours but the costs and challenges of flying an older airplane with retractable gear made me decide to to build an RV - I wanted lower costs of ownership, better avionics etc. So I built an RV-14A.
It's been a great journey. One of the best parts of the RV world is this forum and the knowledge and expertise found here. I also connected early on with one of the best experts there is - Vic Syracuse - who also happens to be based in the Atlanta area. He owns a business at KFFC (Falcon Field), Base Leg Aviation where he works primarily on RV and other experimental/homebuilts and does pre-buy inspections, condition inspections, etc. He also was my EAA tech counselor and FAA DAR (designated airworthiness representative). He's a busy guy but a great resource in our community and frequently shares on this forum.
Other great resources can be found on blogs/YouTube/FaceBook. I follow a number of builders and owners this way and used these resources extensively during my build.