One of my goals at Van’s is to do everything I can to keep that older aircraft flying. The Taylorcraft I fly is a 1946 that has been in my family since at least 1976. Grandpa Big Jim VanDervort recovered the airplane in 1987. It took him and a friend only 5 weeks from fly in to fly out! I am now passing that tradition on to my children with the hope that they develop the same love for these aircraft that I have.