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Marlon Young’s RV-4 | Santa Rosa, CA (KSTS) RV-4 #1565

Congratulations to Marlon Young on the first flight of his newly-completed RV-4! Marlon writes:

Just after 3:01 on Veterans Day, November 11, 2022, Redtail N301FS took to the air for a one-hour flight. Kit 1565 was purchased and started about 30 years ago but got stalled and sat in a garage for almost 15 years before I started transporting the parts to my hangar and worked on it almost every day since. I committed to completing it before my 60th birthday, which is next Friday. Thank you to Donna T for letting me finish her airplane, my father Harry for his years of instruction in aircraft maintenance, and bringing me all of his shop equipment since he had retired, and my wife Tara for letting me spend so much time at the hangar the last two years. I’ll be back flying it tomorrow, and I’m sure for decades into the future.

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