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Sometimes It Takes a Village

One of the more exciting aspects of building an RV is experiencing the vast community of builders and their enthusiasm for helping others. We encourage you to check in and visit with the many people who are already building or flying RVs. Builders often band together to provide mutual assistance in building and flying their aircraft. Many of these groups are highly-organized and some have regular meetings, newsletters, shared tool banks and fly-in events. Van’s Aircraft has found builders’ groups to be invaluable for both new builders and the community as a whole, and we encourage these groups by serving as a clearing house for contact information and to help put people in touch.

Note: Because builders groups often change, vanish, resurrect, or change personnel (people do finish airplanes, after all!), please contact Van’s Aircraft either to add your group or to provide an update to the information on this list. You can email us at media@vansaircraft.com with your changes.

Builder Groups by State/Region:

Alabama: Tennessee Valley Builder’s Group
Sam Buchanan
Bob Butler

Arizona: Phoenix Builders Group
Steve Thompson
(480) 980-9846

California: Sacramento Builder’s Group
Ed Martinson
707-446-7078
161 Mandarin Circle
Vacaville, CA 95687

California: EAA Chapter 20/ Flying 12 Club
Oliver Coolidge
Frank O’Neill
Bill Warner
KSQL, San Carlos, CA
620 Airport Way
San Carlos, CA 94070

Canada (British Columbia): Van’s Air Force – Western Canada Wing
Tedd McHenry *
5873 Angus Place
Surrey, BC
V3S 4W6

Canada (Ontario): Van’s Air Force – Ontario Wing
Terry Jantzi
519-748-1817 8 Anvil St.
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
N2P 1X6

Colorado: Rocky Mountain RVators
Doug Bloomberg
303-627-9674
2777 S Waco Way
Aurora, CO 80013

Denmark: RVators building group and formation team
Hangarvej 16D, 4000 Roskilde, DK
Website: www.Rvators.dk
Contact: Victor Byrholt
Phone: +45 22 42 91 81

Florida: Marshall Santi
813-254-8400
2802 W. Estrella St.
Tampa, FL 33629

Georgia:  Atlanta area
Falcon RV Squadron
KFFC Hangar D30
Meets every Tuesday at 11:30 Mellow Mushroom Peachtree City
Contact: Vern Darley / 770 310-7169 / vern ‘at’ mindspring.com

Georgia: North Atlanta area
Meets Monthly. Meeting place rotates
Contact: Daniel Schoning / 404-543-5872 / schoning_daniel ‘at’ yahoo.com

Kansas: Kansas City RVators
Kevin Vap
913-851-2289
9608 W 131st Terr.
Overland Park, KS 66213-3316

Massachusetts: Van’s Air Force – New England Wing
Ken Balch
508-231-8021
15 Magnolia Pointe
Ashland, MA 01721

Minnesota: Van’s Air Force – Minnesota Wing (Visit Web Site)
Doug Weiler
715-386-1239
347 Krattley Lane
Hudson, WI 54016

New Zealand: James McPhee
Ph/Fax 643-337-6547
Cell 642-176-8098
P O Box 36-248
Christchurch 8003
New Zealand

North/South Carolina: RVators of the Carolinas
Bill Cruthers
704-846-8426
PO Box 2212
Mathews, NC 28106

North Carolina: RV Builders Group of the Triad
Larry Bowen
336-998-1475
Advance, NC
Meets every 6-8 weeks
Location Varies

Oklahoma: Builders Group
Alan Newby
3109 S 115 E. Ave
Tulsa, OK 74146-1925

Oregon: EAA Chapter 902, Portland area east side
Richard Scott
503-630-4739
Meets Monthly
Location Varies

Texas: Van’s Air Force – Southern Region (Visit Web Site)
Doug Reeves
Lewisville, Texas

United Kingdom: RVUK (Visit Web Site)
Ian Corse