KR GATHERING 2021óLEES SUMMIT AIRPORT

Approximately 30-40 KR enthusiasts attended the 2021 KR Gathering in Lees Summit from September 10-12.† While attendance was down somewhat from previous gatherings, the crowd who attended had a great time renewing old friendships and looking at some great aircraft. 6 KR airplanes attended. The farthest distance flown was from Grand Junction Colorado by Roger Bulla in his KR2.† Jeff Scott (a former KR builder and pilot) arrived in his "aluminum KR on steroids" (RV6) and gave several introductory flights for current builders.  Several of the KR owners gave rides as well.

Several forums were conducted including fiber-glassing , weight & Balance, KR aircraft general information and an update by Allie and Brendan Palmer on their aircraft build, along with their work in Bible Translation.†

There was lots of great food during the event including a Saturday evening catered meal preceding the awards program. The 2022 KR Gathering will be held in Mount Vernon, Illinois the weekend after Labor Day. Chris Collins (the airport manager) will be the host and the Gathering will be conducted the same weekend as the Light Sport Expo.

 

All the "regular attendees" that couldn't make this years Gathering were sorely missed.

 

Awards;

Farthest distance - 6338Z Roger Bulla

Firewall forward - 6338Z Roger Bulla

Best Interior/Panel - 236MS Mike Sylvester

Best Paint - 863RK Robert Pesak

Best Judged KR - 738EM Roger Baalman

Peoples Choice - 738EM Roger Baalman

 

Much thanks to Rob Schmitt and the EAA Chapter crew for hosting this great event!

 

KR GATHERING ATTENDEES CHAT IN THE EAA CHAPTER 91 HANGAR

KR AIRCRAFT AT THE GATHERING, FROM FRONT TO BACK MIKE SYLVESTER, ROGER BAALMAN, ROGER BULLA

ROBERT PESAK AND HIS KR2S

KR AIRCRAFT, FRONT MIKE SYLVESTER, BACK ROGER BAALMAN

KR AIRCRAFT ROB SCHMITT

KR AIRCRAFT LARRY FLESNER LEFT, ROB SCHMITT RIGHT

KR AIRCRAFT LEFT ROB SCHMITT, RV6 RIGHT JEFF SCOTT

KR GATHERING ATTENDEES LEFT TO RIGHT, MIKE SYLVESTER, DEAN CHOITZ, KEITH WIESE.