Background: I have been trying to build a BD4 since 1990. There have been a number of interruptions that have caused years to go by without any progress. In 1999 the wife and I decided I should purchase something to fly until I get this project completed. I wanted to learn to do some aerobatics and have always liked the looks of the Steen Skybolt. So, I started looking for a Skybolt. I found one in Los Angeles, California. I flew it 1500 miles across the desert to my home in Blue, Texas. This was an enjoyable trip. I have never planned a cross country that covered this much distance.

After 1 year and 2 months of building an RV-8 Quick Built kit, the airplane was given an Airworthiness Certificate. I never could have done it if not for some key people.