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Old 11-02-2018, 03:34 AM
Rich Pulman Rich Pulman is offline
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Location: Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
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Default First post...

I've been lurking here for a year or so, but recently bought an RV-3A and decided it was time to join up and support the site.

I want to dedicate my first post to Steve Hurlburt who made the purchase of the RV-3A (my first owned aircraft) a much less stressful experience.

Steve is a member of this site and has built several RVs. He happened to live in the same city where the RV-3A was listed for sale. Although I only know Steve through this site, he agreed to perform a pre-buy inspection on my behalf, including a test flight. He then provided me with in-depth written reports on both. And he did this without any expectation of compensation! I was truly impressed with his incredible support. His feedback allowed me to proceed with the purchase knowing I wouldn't be disappointed.

As I begin my own journey into the Van's world, it's encouraging to know there are such fine people around who are willing to help out when asked.

Thanks Steve. I really appreciate your professionalism and kindness.
RV-3A bought
RV-8 building
A330 borrow

Donated 2018 & 2019
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Old 11-02-2018, 04:50 AM
rv8ch rv8ch is offline
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Default Welcome Rich!

If I may be so bold, welcome to VAF! I think you are building the 2nd best RV and flying the best.
Mickey Coggins
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Old 11-02-2018, 05:03 AM
MConner MConner is offline
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Location: Snead Island, Florida
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Welcome aboard Rich.
The generosity of the RV family has been one of the best parts of owning one. I had a similar experience when searching for the right plane for me. I love sharing my plane and one guy on our field went right out and bought one after taking a ride. Pay it forward!
Bought not built
EAA 180
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Old 11-02-2018, 05:52 AM
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Default Yep

Welcome aboard Rich,
I've been here a long time and it really is a friendly place,
Pierre Smith
RV-10, 510 TT
RV6A (Sojourner) 180 HP, Catto 3 Bl (502Hrs), gone...and already missed
Air Tractor AT 502B PT 6-15 Sold
Air Tractor 402 PT-6-20 Sold
EAA Flight Advisor/CFI/Tech Counselor
Louisville, Ga

It's never skill or craftsmanship that completes airplanes, it's the will to do so,
Patrick Kenny, EAA 275132

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Old 11-02-2018, 05:53 AM
Robert Anglin Robert Anglin is offline
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Location: houston, texas
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Default Me too.

You will like the 8 even better once you get it up and going. As it will be your baby that you made and know the best. Welcome home.
Yours, R.E.A. III # 80888
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:23 AM
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Mike S Mike S is offline
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Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
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Default Welcome to VAF, and Congratulations

Originally Posted by Rich Pulman View Post
I've been lurking here for a year or so, but recently bought an RV-3A and decided it was time to join up and support the site.
Rich, welcome aboard the good ship VAF

Congrats on the 3.
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:35 AM
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Default Welcome Rich

I too sure wouldn't mind owning a 3. I've heard the best flyer of the line-up. Alas, I have a family I would like to take with me, so I'm building a 10.
Mike Rettig
EAA Chapter 301
VAF Dues Current: Paid for 2019 on 12/03/18
RV-10 (41PX Reserved) Fuselage
F-14 (Pedal Plane - Daughter's Project) "Flying"
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:48 AM
wilddog wilddog is offline
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Welcome Rich,
I also have the same combination, a flying RV 3a and a RV 8 in the shop. Just hope the 8 flys as good as the 3.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:06 AM
Tom Martin Tom Martin is offline
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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Welcome to the world of RVs. There are a lot of RVs in Ontario. A group at Brampton, and another at St.Thomas to name a few. My strip is 1.5nm north of St.Thomas if you would like to check out a grass patch.
We have family in Huntsville and occasionally use Muskoka airport, a nice one hour flight.
Tom Martin RV1 pilot 4.6hours!
CPL & IFR rated
EVO F1 Rocket 1000 hours,
2010 SARL Rocket 100 race, average speed of 238.6 knots/274.6mph
RV4, RV7, RV10, two HRIIs and five F1 Rockets
RV14 Tail dragger

Fairlea Field
St.Thomas, Ontario Canada, CYQS

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Old 11-03-2018, 05:49 AM
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rv8guy rv8guy is offline
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Location: Watkinsville, GA
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Welcome. Even though, I have sold my RV-8 and no longer fly, this group is always a part of my day. RVrs are the best.
Marshall Jacobson

"Miss Sue"

RV-8 80749 slow build taildragger
7.5 year build first flight Dec 2005
SOLD at 540 hours and 10 years of FUN
Watkinsville, Georgia
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