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Five planes built by one school – one of a kind project in New Zealand

On Saturday, 9 December, at 10.00am that fifth RV 12 took its maiden flight with Linda Hopper in the pilot’s seat. Linda and Leigh Hopper purchased the plane in its kit form. Linda is the RV’s first owner and pilot. The success of this long-term project relies on people being willing to buy a plane in kit form and then trusting the final product will materialise and in perfect condition. This has occurred five times now in the 13 years of Plane Build. Well Done! It was a very special day out at the Whitianga Airfield for MBAS and for Mercury Bay Aero Club. All five planes were there...

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