LABOR OF LOVE — Local pastor Tommy Hall (right) watches as pilot Mike Rinker (at front in cockpit) and aviation mechanic Justin Wright (partially hidden) check out his recently-completed personal experimental airplane prior to an initial test flight. Hall spent 12 years building the Van’s RV-8 tandem two-seat single-engine aircraft and, after many hours of work and dedication to the project, received approval for flight from the Federal Aviation Administration in June.

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