Archive for March, 2014

Big Day for the Build!

March 5th, 2014 No comments

My Chosen Configuration

Well…I done did it. I made my decision and placed my order with Van’s for my fuselage kit.

I am now officially building a RV-7 tail dragger tip-up.

I locked in my choice today after some considerable thought, counseling with respected and trusted instructors, and my lovely wife. It wasn’t an easy decision. I weighed all the pros and cons, mission intent for the plane, my skill set as a pilot, and my long term outlook. I could go on and on about it all, sparking massive debate, but suffice it to say, I am happy and feel great with my choice.

I am fortunate to have at my disposal some GREAT check-pilots, fellow pilots, friends, and confidants within the general aviation community through my service with the Civil Air Patrol. I have bent the ear of several over the last few years about this very decision. I have received great advice and training and will continue to as I get the airplane ready to fly.

In the end, this is a very personal decision and one only the builder can make for himself. That said, thanks to all that helped me get to today’s decision. Now…on to building.

Categories: Fuselage