On April 26 driving from Cocoa Beach to Miami I got the chance to meet some VAF friends.
It’s always a special moment to meet guys from the other side of the Pond; coming from Italy with Experimental aircraft and RVs passion in mind it’s a joy to see how things could be easy …..and cheap.
My call from a VAF thread had some answers so I stopped in Vero Beach to meet Dick, Pat and Tom. They have close hangars in what is for me a planes paradise but quite standard in Usa.
Dick built an impressive 8, Pat built a 6 as repeat offender and produces the trim/flap board that I’ve wired almost ten times
, Tom won the Kit Champion - Bronze Lindy in Oshkosh 2018 with his gorgeous RV-7. I saw Kenny's RV-10, Kenny is another friend that missed our meeting.
After the visit I pointed to Palm City to meet Lenny, he built a beautiful 10 with a lot of customized items and has another project in his great hangar in a private airpark.
Turbo should be with us in Palm City but time and organization didn’t match.
I saw an incredible level of quality homebuilders and speaking with them was a joy and a great opportunity, thanks a lot guys for your hospitality hope to see you soon.
ps: unfortunately my VAF hat was missed into the car @ Munich airport parking
Turbo missed the meet but, to celebrate him, I found an old photo from Oshkosh 2013