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March 31, 2015

“Building a Rans Courier” Hangar Flying Session

“Building a Rans Courier”

Mark German, Aerofab Machine & Welding

Building an experimental aircraft is a daunting undertaking, but what kind of person would build several different kinds of aircraft? Mark will try to describe that kind of person, and what it takes to build the popular Rans Courier.

Mark German began flying in 1965 out of South Port Field, in Rosemount, Minnesota. He began aircraft building shortly thereafter, with his first project being a Pietenpol Air Camper. While that aircraft is still flying today, he has built several aircraft since then, including a Monnett Soneria, a Van’s RV-6, and a most recently a Rans S7S Courier. Mark has worked on several warbird projects and antique aircraft restorations. Mark owns Aerofab Machine and Welding in Forest Lake, Minnesota, where he lives and hangars. He is a member of EAA Chapter 237 and a member of AOPA. He has been known to frequent the New Holstein Flyin.

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