Van's Aircraft company of Aurora, Oregon make kits to built a variety
of 2 seat aircraft. They come in tandem or side by side seating and in
the tricycle gear or tail dragger configuration. They are light and
nimble. The RV moniker came from the founder of the company Richard
VanGrunsven. He first flew the RV-3 in 1971 and has since had other
models. Today, more than 7,600 RVs of different varieties have been
up with a group of owners at the Chino Airport before the annual
airshow to meet some of the folks that fly these airplanes. I have
watched them for a number of years at local shows and they have put on
some impressive formation flyovers. I expected to have a smaller
formation of 4 to 6 aircraft and was pleasantly surprised to fnd that I
would be going up with a group of 12! A big thanks to Scott "Scooter"
Chastain for the invitation, Dave "Hog" Klages for hosting this fun
fly-in and to Sean "Goose" Farrell for taking me along to get some
photos. Thanks to everyone else in the flight too, you gave me a great
opportunity to catch what I have been watching from the ground for a
number of years.
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