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Gender Male
Location Ohio, United States
Introduction Retired from communications industry with 32 years experience in electronics, large systems computer repair and fiber optic networks. I have always enjoyed airplanes and been a longtime member of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) which hosts an annual week-long air show in Oshkosh Wisconsin called AirVenture. (If you have any interest in aviation (new or old) visiting Oshkosh for the show is a must do ... almost a right of passage). Building an airplane from a kit has been a long time desire. After attending AirVenture annually for 25 years or so and seeing kit airplanes making quantum leaps in quality and completeness, I decided the time was now or never for building my own. I’m not jumping into the project with cold feet. Prior to the recent relocation to Ohio, I had been helping a friend of mine with the building of a Van’s RV-9A which is now fully constructed and took to the air April 27, 2013. I really enjoyed helping with the assembly of the RV-9A and was able to see first hand the quality and fit of Van’s kits … so choosing a RV-12 kit for myself was an easy choice. Plus, it is the type of kit which requires very little extra help during construction.