Terry Small of Prescott, AZ has become the 1,000th customer to
complete and fly an RV-7. His first flight brought the total number
of RVs complete and flown to 7088.
Terry Small's RV7
Ten years of off/on construction were interrupted by a year in
Afghanistan and five moves. But Terry stuck with it and on December
5, 2010 his RV-7 N174TD, took to the air. "What ... a wonderful
magic carpet ride." Terry says." I owe special thanks to my son,
who began the project with me and many times countered that 'what
have I gotten myself into' look on my face, and another thank you
to my lovely fiance, who was always there with help."
Vans RV7 File Photo
Since its introduction in 2000, the
RV-7 and its sibling, the tricycle gear RV-7A, have become one of
the best selling kit aircraft in history. At least 3000 more are
under construction all over the world.