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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS Feed33 Van RV's land at AirVenture in mass arrival
By Kelly Nelson, EAA AirVenture Today

Photo by Abbey Haug
Thirty-seven Van's RVs perform a fly-by on
Sunday at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009.

July 26, 2009 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin - A group of Van's RVs calling themselves "Van's Air Force Formation Team" came as a flock of 37 Sunday afternoon before EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009, arriving to fly over the new main gate during its dedication ceremony. Afterward, 33 RVs landed.

The group, consisting of RV-4s, RV-6s, RV-7s and RV-8s (some A models), was led by Stu McCurdy of Round Rock, Texas, in a RV-8 from Whiteside County Airport in Rockfalls, Illinois. They gathered there Friday to practice throughout the weekend for this event. Members hail from all over the country and come from a variety of different flying backgrounds including military fighter pilots and private general aviation civilian pilots.

The team regularly performs at national air shows, and local parades, and will doing formation flybys on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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