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AirVenture 2008 - Oshkosh

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Aug 14, 2007
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Hey all, I just ordered my plans for the Skybolt. I talked to Steen the other day and they unfortuanately won't be able to make Oshkosh this year. I've been seriously thinking of building a Skybolt for about a year now and was hoping other Skybolt builders or pilots would be at Oshkosh. Are any of you planning on going or better yet, flying a Skybolt there this year?

Before I decidedwhich plane to build, I built a kayak from plans to gain some wood, epoxy and plan building skills before moving to something bigger. I really wanted to see if I could complete a project like this and figured if I couldn't complete a kayak, I wouldn't be able to complete an airplane. I just finished my kayak a few weeks ago and got married a few weeks before that, so now I'm setting up my garage for the Skybolt and starting to study the process. My wife is also enthused, although we learned some lessons about relationships and building projects together with the kayak. She has been to Oshkosh with me several times and wants to get her private pilots license. She also wants to do the workshops and learn how to help build this project.

- Matt

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