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Successful KR Gathering in Mount Vernon, IL
September 22, 2016 - Last weekend the KR faithful gathered in Mount Vernon, Illinois, to see some flying KR aircraft, talk about building issues, and have a great time socializing around their favorite homebuilt aircraft.
The event provided technical forums on a variety of topics, including a valuable session where each pilot who flew in talked about their aircraft, how it was built, and its unique features. It was a wonderful opportunity to get questions answered directly from those who have finished building and are already flying. In addition, EAA Homebuilt Community Manager Charlie Becker attended to present a forum on registering and certificating amateur-built aircraft and to help with aircraft judging.
“The great part about this event is that it gives a builder the chance to connect with other builders, get their technical questions answered, and make a personal connection with other KR builders,” Becker said.
The Mount Vernon airport was a wonderful venue that offered several runways and camping for tents and RVs. The restaurant provided an opportunity to talk KRs even during meals.
Larry Flesner, EAA 356226, acted as host for the event and provided entertainment by playing his guitar and singing some original material on Friday night.
The weekend ended with the annual KR banquet, during which a vote was held on where next year’s gathering will take place. Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport (LXT) in the Kansas City, Missouri, area was chosen as the site for the 2017 KR Gathering. EAA Chapter 91 will help host the event.