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(aka "Rick's Rocket Shop")

 
 
Contact Info:
 
Rick Gray
200 Baker Trail
Vincent, Ohio   45784
 
 
phone: H-740-678-8031  C-740-350-5188
 

 
"Ohio Valley RVators Builder Assistance"
 
 
 
Beginning April 2009 I decided to offer my  RV/Rocket building experience to those that want 'THEE BEST' RV or Rocket. Give me a call if I can help you 'one on one' with your project.
 
See 'Builder Assistance' below.         
 
 
 

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(Above) - Rick with his Oshkosh Grand Champion F1 Rocket  -  this beautiful bird won the top award in every show it was entered!

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(Above) Rick with his F1 Rocket & RV4

Click HERE for HIGH RES pics of the shop and some build photos

 
 
Awards:
 
NEWS FLASH - Rick's Rocket just won the GOLD LINDY GRAND CHAMPION for 2010 at OSHKOSH and the SILVER LINDY RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION at OSHKOSH '09.
 
OVER 25 MAJOR AWARDS to date.
 
I've had many of my projects judged at the largest and most attended airshows in the country. My RV's & Rockets have won many awards including Oshkosh Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, Outstanding Workmanship (multiple awards), and Sun 'n Fun Grand Champion (TWO TIME Grand Champion -'03 & '09), as well as Top Honors and Grand Champion at the BIG Regional Shows such as MERFI (Mid East Regional), SERFI (Southeast Regional), and Copperstate along with a host of others.
 
MORE NEWS - Rick's F1 Rocket just won Grand Champion at MERFI and SERFI!!!

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(above) Rick accepting the MERFI Grand Champion Award for his RV6.

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(above) A few of the Awards I've earned (I really need to get a new pic as this one is quite old).

 
 
Builder Assistance:
 
If you would like to build an RV or Rocket and don't have the tools or experience feel free to give me call. I can work with you as a 'builder assist' to help you get your dream up and running. Any/all assistance applicable with FAA regulations and 51% rule. 
 
New, Stalled, or Partial Projects are welcome!
 
If you want 'Show Quality' craftsmanship, fit, and finish....you came to the right place!
 
 
 
Classes, Build times, & prices:
 
-RV7/8/9 empennage - 1 week/hourly rate/call for price
 
-RV10 empennage - hourly rate/call for price
 
-RV10 tailcone - hourly rate/call for price
 
-RV12 empennage/tailcone - hourly rate/call for price
 
-F1 Rocket empennage - ~4 weeks - call for price
 
-RV7/8/9/10 Quick Build ~6 to 9 months depending on model (w/o paint) - hourly rate/call for price
 
-RV12 will take ~3 months.  Kit price plus labor will be about $79,900.
 
-F1 Rocket ~10 months (w/o paint) - hourly rate/call for price
 
 
 
Location:
 
The Mid Ohio Valley Airport (PKB) in Parkersburg, W. Va.. This is a Full Service class D airport with 2 runways, friendly service, competitive fuel prices, Fire/Rescue, clean restrooms, and Mary's Plane View Restaurant right on the field.
 

MID OHIO VALLEY AIRPORT INFO CLICK HERE

Click HERE for HIGH RES pics of the shop and some build photos

 
 
Current Projects:
 
- F1 EVO Rocket - Craig H. from Pennsylvania (Completed)
 
- RV4 Fastback - Nic H. from England (shipped to England)
 
- RV10 - Pete K. & Ron S. from Florida (Completed)
 
- RV12 - Wayne M. from Ohio (Completed)
 
- RV8 Empennage - Jeff P. from Pennsylvania (Completed)
 
- F1 Rocket Sport Wing - Rick G. from Ohio (Sold) 
 
- RV7 - Darren K. from Indiana (Completed)
 
- RV10 - Ron O. from Florida (Completed)
 
- RV10 - Steve J. from North Carolina (in progress)
 
 
The Planes:
 
Here are a few pics of some of my RV's and Rockets.

(above) This is me winning at Oshkosh. This is the only Osh award winning RV10 in the country. It also made Vans Calendar in '09.

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(above) Van himself came over to see what all the RV10 fuss was about!

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(above) I just finished my F1 Rocket in October '08. It was just awarded the GRAND CHAMPION GOLD LINDY at OSHGOSH '10, GRAND CHAMPION at Sun 'n Fun in April '09 , the Mid Atlantic Regional Grand Champion, the Virginia Regional Grand Champion, and  the SILVER LINDY Reserve Grand Champion at OSHKOSH '09, MERFI Grand Champion, Winchester Virginia Grand Champion, and the highly regarded SERFI  Best All Metal AND SERFI Grand Champion!!

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(above) My F1 Rocket panel.

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(above) My RV4 won at Oshkosh and also won Grand Champion at the Virginia State Fly In.

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(above) My RV6 was one of my favorites and won many awards including Oshkosh and Sun 'n Fun Grand Champion!

 
 
Rick's Background:
 
-Retired Shift Supervisor for Chevron Corporation ~30yrs
 
-EAA & AOPA member
 
-EAA Technical Counselor
 
-EAA Flight Advisor
 
-EAA Oshkosh Homebuilt Judge as of 2011
 
-Built: RV4, RV6, RV7, RV8, 2 RV10's, F1 Rocket, and am currently working on my 3rd F1 Rocket. Have assisted on numerous other RV projects. As mentioned above, I thoroughly enjoy the fun and education I get out of building. I'm one of those guys that just can't sit still. I have lots of tools and I don't like them to just sit around!
 
-Approx 1500 hrs flying RV's
 
-F.A.S.T. Formation Flight Lead
 
-Owner/Moderator/Member/List Janitor of The Ohio Valley RVators
 
 
 
Contact Info:
 
Rick Gray
200 Baker Trail
Vincent, Ohio   45784
 
 
phone: 740-678-8031
 
 
 
 

Links:

Vans Aircraft Home Page

Vans Aircraft Cost Estimator

MID OHIO VALLEY AIRPORT INFO CLICK HERE

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