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Old 03-30-2012, 06:32 PM
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Default RV-1 arrive at Spruce Creek

RV-1 arrived at Spruce Creek safely.



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Old 03-31-2012, 09:10 AM
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Default Van arrives in style

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Old 03-31-2012, 11:38 AM
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Default Van's visit

At The Tree:


Maverick put up a show for Van:


One of the many formation passes:


Inspection:


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Old 03-31-2012, 08:34 PM
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Default March 31

Van flew RV-1 at 5 pm after storm past. Unfortunately I was not around to witness the event.

Speak at EAA Chapter 288 dinner. Also speaking: Paul Dye, Chad Jensen, and Ernie Butcher.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:02 PM
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What an incredible time we had at Spruce Creek! It was just such a treat to spend so much time with so many aviation-minded people who appreciated the RV-1....and it didn't hurt that Van got the chance to fly it for the first time in 48 years either. four years ago, when the damaged RV-1 was shown to me, I thought "we need to re-connect this to Van!"

Well, this past week, that though finally came true.

I want to thank everyone from Spruce Creek that made the weekend so special, and for giving Van a great place to try out his "new/old " airplane one more time. Louise and I enjoyed the hospitality, and everything was first rate. When we passsed the pilot helmet at the end of the night for RV-1 tour fuel donations, it raised almost $500...if we can do that across the tour, we might just make it to Oshkosh.

We really hated to leave, but man, those folks in Florida are good - they somehow arranged a perfect VFR day for us the whole way back to Houston - with light winds even.

We might just have to go back and visit the Downwind Café the next time we find ourselves in Florida - it's almost good enough to make a special trip.

Paul
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:04 PM
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Paul, it was really nice for Mary and I to meet you and Louise last night. It was a great evening and getting to see the RV-1 and Van together was the icing on the cake.
Thanks again to you and the rest of the RV-1 team for making this happen.

Come on back and visit us at Chapter 288 one of these days!
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:34 AM
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Default Yep..

Spruce Creek is a classy and friendly place and one of my favorite trips!

Then again, what do you expect but hospitality down South?

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