|John Canty is a Chapter 46 member and an instrument
rated commercial pilot who has been involved in aviation
since he was 12. After renting aircraft for years, he
decided to build his own plane and chose the RV-7 in
the quickbuild kit form. Much has been written in the
aviation magazines about quickbuild kits, and this is a
great chance to see exactly how much “quick” and how
much “build” is really involved in these kits, since John
has only just begun building the plane, and most of
the parts and pieces are opened and available for view.
John will tell us a bit about why he chose this particular
kit, what he thinks of it, what surprises he discovered,
and he will be available to answer our questions about
the plane and the building process. If possible, he will
also try to have some tools and scrap aluminum available
for anyone who wants to try their hand at riveting
|The address and directions to his home is below, as this
meeting is open only to Chapter 46 members and their
|We will meet at his home at 87 Thomas Jefferson Lane,
Amherst, NY 14226 on May 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m..
|If arriving from the North, take the Sheridan/Harlem
Rd. exit from the 290 and turn left onto Harlem Rd.
Take the first left onto Burroughs Dr. and then the first
right onto Thomas Jefferson Dr.
|If arriving from the South, take the 290 to the Sheridan
Dr. exit, turn left onto Sheridan and take the first
left onto Harlem Rd. Turn left onto Burroughs Dr. and
then take the first right onto Thomas Jefferson Dr.
|Note that Burroughs Dr. on the opposite side of Harlem
Rd. is called Campus Lane. Don't go there!
|The house is a brick colonial on the right, near the culde-
sac. The garage will probably be open, showing the