RV builder/owner Tony Kirk took no chances when the predicted storm came though on the first Saturday night of AirVenture. He followed the lead, or maybe he started a trend—of the Van’s factory aircraft and wrapped the planes horizontal surfaces with moving blankets, cardboard, and cellophane packing material. It was relatively convenient to do this because Van’s had a truck full of these materials after bringing all their booth equipment and displays from Oregon. As it turned out, no one reported any significant hail, and Tony’s and the factory ships survived the winds without damage.
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