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Gavin Hill’s RV-8 | Johannesburg, South Africa RV-8 #80995

Congratulations Gavin! He writes:

This beautiful RV-8 started life out as an early QuickBuild kit that was purchased from the original builder in 2018. After leaving the Van’s factory in 1998 and through many hours of blood, sweat and tears together with good friends, Reyno Coetzer, Mike George and Peter Steyn she was completed in February 2022.

Once all the paperwork had been approved she took flight for the first time from Jack Tailor Airfield (FAKR) just West of Johannesburg in South Africa in the capable hands of Jason Beamish.

The first flight lasted about an 01h30 and all went well. Very proud that this beauty finally got to spread her wings and be where she belongs.

Thank you Van’s and the whole team for designing an exceptional aircraft. I look forward to many safe and exciting hours in ZU-RVR.

Kind regards

Gavin Hill

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