New 601XL, 2,700 Corvair, Ken Pavlou CT.

Builders:

Zenith 601XL builder Ken Pavlou, the man who has done the online registration for most of our colleges, hosted Corvair College #14 and even set up this blog for me, has flown his plane for the first time.

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Ken in 2009, introductions at Corvair College #14

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Get a look at the film of the planes first flight at this link:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK01KhG2CkE&feature=youtu.be

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Ken is a very unique individual. When I first starting working with Corvairs, I suspected that they might be an avenue to meeting many varied and interesting people. This has proven to be true, but I must confess, I did not foresee meeting a guy like Ken…. I reality I didn’t even know a character like him was walking around on this planet.

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People who know Ken understand exactly what I mean, he doesn’t remind you of anyone else you have ever met, he is one of a kind. People who have not met him think his friends are kidding when we point out that he is a RN, a very skilled pilot, happily married father of two, State ballroom dancing champion of Connecticut, an immigrant to the us who arrived without being able to speak a word of English, he has a savagely irreverent sense of humor, and now he can throw ‘successful airplane builder’ in for good measure.

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Ken flies a lot, and now with his own plane, we are certain to see him at a great number of events with the plane every year. Hats off to Ken Pavlou, the latest ‘Zen-vair’ pilot.

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For photos of Ken over the years, get a look at the sequence at the bottom of this link:

48 Hours until Corvair College #29 Cutoff.

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