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Ben Westfall’s New RV-10! | Coeur d Alene, ID RV-10 #40579

Congratulations to Ben on the first flight of his RV-10. He writes in to share his story and a video:

This day finally arrived. After 13 1/2 years building my RV-10 N104EE took flight for the first time this afternoon on a gorgeous fall day in Coeur d Alene, ID. What a ride! Hard to put into words the emotions I was going through leading up to, during, and after the flight. The plane was built using a Lyc IO-540 overhauled by Premier Aircraft in Troutdale, OR, Hartzell 2 blade blended airfoil prop and a whole stack of Advanced Flight Systems avionics I look forward to learning how to use ;). Transition training with Mike Seager in the factory RV-10 was worth every penny spent.

Thanks to the support of my wife and children and family and friends that have made this day possible! Many thanks to Van’s for building such an awesome kit and providing tireless support through the years. Thanks as well to all the vendors that make experimental aviation what it is today. Getting these planes in the air is truly a community effort and a phenomenal education experience.

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