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Old 10-03-2017, 02:30 PM
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Default Recognition of first flights.........

So the Hobbs Meter an Van's Aircraft has now hit 9901.
Based on a lot of years of experience, it is well known that a lot of first flights never get reported to Van's (a casual conversation with a builder order oil filters for a project that wasn't ever registered as flying, etc.), so we know the actual number is higher than that.

The hope is to hit the unprecedented 10,000 mark by Airventure 2018.
It would be even cooler if it could be done before the end of this year (though that might be a stretch).

This post is a plea for anyone that has completed the build of an RV and done the first flight, but doesn't recall whether they ever notified Van's, to please do so.

It is a simple process and the instructions are listed on the page at the link posted above.
It doesn't even require anything of great detail (though we enjoy reading the stories that people provide). Just name, customer #, and approx. date of the first flight is enough.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-03-2017, 05:10 PM
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I think you'll find the completions rate is greater than 1 per day as recorded on the Mothership Hobbs meter, so there should be no problem breaking 10K by years end.

Of course, whether or not the website is updated by December 31 is another story, IIRC, it was a week or more from when I emailed my first flight details to when the site was updated.
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Scott,

Is the Van's list searchable so that we may find/check our original submission and update if necessary?

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Old 10-03-2017, 05:54 PM
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Scott,

Is the Van's list searchable so that we may find/check our original submission and update if necessary?

Bevan
It is from within the office.
If you call or email someone could check the status based on customer #.
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I think you'll find the completions rate is greater than 1 per day as recorded on the Mothership Hobbs meter, so there should be no problem breaking 10K by years end.
That is not a constant though out the entire year.
Completions tend to be heavier through the spring and summer.
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Old 10-04-2017, 11:43 AM
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I should have mentioned in my original post.

If you don't want info of your first flight publicized, you can add a "no publicity" request to your notification and it will not be posted to the web site.

We have already received info for a number of first flights that we weren't aware of.

Thank you, and keep them coming.
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Why not make it easier for us to check. I don't know if one I bought with low time was ever reported, and there is no easy method to find out. We could also check on our friends aircraft as well that way.
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Why not make it easier for us to check. I don't know if one I bought with low time was ever reported, and there is no easy method to find out. We could also check on our friends aircraft as well that way.
It could be just as easy as it was for you to make this post.....

Send an E-mail to info@vansaircraft.com

In it write "I own RV-12 serial # XXXXXX, and I want to confirm for your records that it is flying"

Owners of other RV's could do the same. For people who aren't the original builder they just need to know the original customer # the airplane was built under (commonly used as the aircraft's serial number for registration purposes, but not always.
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:31 AM
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just sent email...another Hobbs tix!
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:49 PM
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Just sent mine, thanks for the reminder.
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