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    Robert Gilstrap

    Not specifically a vans so if its got to go let me know BUT. Every time i watch a Mike Patey video I want to build a fighter jet and take over the world.

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    Dave Hock

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    Michael Malone

    Just made the big cut on the canopy. So far, so good. Thank you to all those who have great blogs that helped me to understand the process. Particularly Bruce Swayze’s site. Lots of useful tips.

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    Inspection Day: What to Expect when Using a DAR (homebuilt aircraft)

    Before flying a newly built experimental homebuilt aircraft, the builder must have his aircraft inspected by either the FAA or a DAR (Designated Airworthiness Representative ). Many times the FAA is too busy or unavailable to perform these inspections, so we must turn to a DAR to perform the service. In this video we interview a DAR who explains how a DAR functions in this process and what to expect during the inspection. Learn how to get started with your aircraft inspection and certification using a DAR.

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