View Poll Results: EAA should induct W. S. ďBudĒ Evans into the Homebuilders Hall of Fame.

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Thread: Letís induct Bud Evans into the EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame!

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    Goggles Letís induct Bud Evans into the EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame!

    EAA is honoring the 50th anniversary of the iconic Evans VP-1 Volksplane at Airventure 2018, but I was shocked to learn that W. S. ďBudĒ Evans is not in the EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame!

    With over 6,000 sets of plans sold, hundreds of Volksplanes built and flown all over the world, the two-seat VP-2, the magazine articles, and the EVANS LIGHTPLANE DESIGNERíS HANDBOOK, former Convair engineer Evans left a rich legacy for experimental aviation.

    How many people sitting on the sidelines of homebuilt aviation have been inspired by the little VP-1 to say, ďHey, even I could build that!Ē and start building?

    If you agree, please cast your vote here to encourage EAA to honor the memory of Bud Evans in this way.
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    Absolutely agree!

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    Now that Airventure 2018 has come to a close, I hope to hear from more members about this proposal. What do you think? Cheers, Matthew
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    I think it's a great idea and I would love to see some at Airventure 2019 !
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    Agreed. He should be recognized.

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    While I appreciate the support so far, eight votes isn't exactly a movement. Please vote if you have not done so already!
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    Matthew, I just got singed up for the forum, and voted "yes". This is a great idea, and non-VP folks as well as VP'ers need to get behind this. I searched the EAA site for the homebuilder shirts with the VP-1 on it that were mentioned on the VP forum, but couldn't find them. I hope it wasn't available only at Airventure.

    Steve H

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve H View Post
    Matthew, I just got singed up for the forum, and voted "yes". This is a great idea, and non-VP folks as well as VP'ers need to get behind this. I searched the EAA site for the homebuilder shirts with the VP-1 on it that were mentioned on the VP forum, but couldn't find them. I hope it wasn't available only at Airventure.
    Contact the store at EAA headquarters (the gift shop). EAA had a Fly Baby anniversary T-shirt they were selling at Airventure last year. When I came to Oshkosh a few weeks later, they still had a good selection of sizes available.

    While it's good to get public support for adding Evans to the HOF, what's important is a good application to the committee. I'm not the right guy to write it, but will help to edit and polish.

    Ron Wanttaja

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    Thanks, Ron, for your support. I actually submitted the nomination form (attached) and a bunch of PDFs of articles by Evans or about Volksplanes to EAA today. There isn't a specific e-mail address for Hall of Fame nominations, but I would encourage EAA members to send a message of support for Bud's nomination to membership@eaa.org, making sure to cite your member number, post to the EAA Facebook page, or just add your votes and comments to this thread. Cheers, Matthew
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    Just voted Thumbs Up on Bud's induction!
    I really do hope to build one one day, Matthew
    -Ted

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