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Vio Balanoiu’s RV-14A | Atlanta, GA RV-14A #140756

Sky’s the limit for Vio! Applauding his successful debut flight with the RV-14A. Here’s to many more adventures. He writes:

I’ve been looking to building an RV for many years and I thought it’s a good idea to fly one before I do so. I had my demo flight with Zack Czachorowski on March 7th, 2020, I ordered the tail kit on my way back home and started building April 1st.

I completed the build in May 2023. I got the AWC on the 19th, had the first flight on May 27th, 2023, and successfully completed Phase 1 testing in time for my first trip to Oshkosh this year.

It’s been a journey over the past 3 years, lots of planning and work but I’m very happy with the final product and I’m looking forward for many flights moving forward.

Thank you Van’s, Garmin, Stein, Lycoming as well as Bill, Brian, Kyle and Keith for your mentorship and support during the build and testing process.

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