Randy Vanstory, a long-time customer of Texas Top Aviation, decided in early 2017 to build his own airplane. Randy currently owns a Mooney M20J and has been active in aviation for a number of years. He took on the Vans RV 10, starting in February 2017. He’s about halfway through right now, with an estimated completion of mid-2020.
I asked Randy what gave him the desire to build his own plane. “I love building things, learning new things, and working on things” he said. “This satisfies those desires all in one project.” Randy had a desire to work with his hands, to create something of his own, and building an airplane put several of his passions together in one project.
Lots of pilots out there dream of building their own airplane in their garage. There is a certain cool factor to putting together an RV or a Lancair in a garage, then trucking it out to an airport, attaching the wings, then flying a personal creation for the first time. An airplane unique to you, since there isn’t one quite like it any where else.
That’s the beauty of a homebuilt.
Here is a link to Randy’s build video done by Kobalt Tools.