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Love Is In the Air, Literally


October 4, 2011 – EAA Chapter 1426 (Hillsville, Virginia) had the joy of helping host the wedding reception of two of its members on September 10.

The reception for Marcus Ogle and Sharyl Walker was held (where else?) in the hangar where the couple’s airplane is kept at the Galax/Twin County Airport (KHLX) in Hillsville.

The theme of the reception was, of course, aviation, and their X-Air, along with its two builders’ logs of photographs, were prominently on display. The X-Air received its airworthiness certificate on August 11, 2011, and was first flown on August 20.

Ogle and Walker are both original members of Chapter 1426, which started in March 2006, and serve as officers.

Walker, a private pilot, had purchased a kit for an X-Air F airplane in February 2006. Ogle and a few other members began showed up at the airport on Saturday mornings like clockwork to help – and the rest was inevitable!

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