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Old 11-04-2014, 10:20 PM
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Default Hunting for a Vans demo flight in Los Angeles

Hey all,
A friend and I are keen to either buy or build a 6 or 7, but we have yet to actually fly, ride, or even sit in one! Can anyone provide a reference? We're based in long beach, but we can borrow a 172 from the club and venture out of LA if the need arises. Thanks!
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:56 PM
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Torrance has several RV's. I have a -6, and know the owners of at least two -7's, an -8, and a couple of -4's. I'll send you a PM for contact info.

Heinrich
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Old 11-05-2014, 12:33 AM
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Alex, welcome to VAF
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:45 PM
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Torrance has several RV's. I have a -6, and know the owners of at least two -7's, an -8, and a couple of -4's. I'll send you a PM for contact info.

Heinrich
I'm at SMO and just doing Private. Let me know if you want to go cruise the bay and need a passenger! Looking to get a 7 or 7a.
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:43 PM
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Figured it'd be better to revive an old thread than start another one, but:

Hey all!

I'm a young aerospace engineer based out of Long Beach (KLGB) with around 100 hours and a tailwheel endorsement looking at purchasing an aircraft. The RV6/7 is high on my list as well, and would love to cover costs if someone was willing to let me go for a ride in (or even just sit in) their RV.

Thanks in advance for any leads,
Chris

Edit: Planning on trying to go to the experimental fly-in in Mojave this Saturday (4/13/19) as well. Anyone bringing an RV (or Glastar) that I can check out?
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:59 PM
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Default RV Fly-in KRNM

Chris:

Welcome Aboard! (official greeter & greeting to follow)

You might want to fly south to Ramona. I hear the food is wonderful at KRNM this Saturday:
"...BBQ is free to all RV'rs"

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Old 04-09-2019, 09:01 PM
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Chris:

Welcome Aboard! (official greeter & greeting to follow)

You might want to fly south to Ramona. I hear the food is wonderful at KRNM this Saturday:
"...BBQ is free to all RV'rs"

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Ah shoot; unfortunately I'm already committed to Mojave for this weekend, but will keep an eye out for the next one!
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Old 04-16-2019, 10:15 AM
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I'm in Long Beach and I'll be happy to give you a ride, but I have a -4, not a -6/7. PM me anytime.

Here's a couple fun videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zv76X_LvF4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmj4hUWELQI&t=1s
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Old 11-14-2019, 07:38 PM
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Sorry to revive an old thread, but am in the same boat as OP and a lot of others along the way: I'm finishing up my PPL out of KEMT with about 80 hours (long story involving a 20-year break from flying) and have become very interested in eventually getting into a -4 or a -6/-6A. Probably would be looking to buy flying rather than build.

Is there anyone in the LA area who'd be willing to take me up in their -4 or -6 and share some insights, experience, and wisdom with a fledgling pilot? I would of course be happy to pay for gas and expenses.

Thanks in advance to all!

-David

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Old 11-15-2019, 10:58 AM
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David,

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