History of N303VK


Angelo Dounoucos' Cirrus VK-30, N303VK, was completed and first flown in October 1991 by G. N. Greth. In July 1992, after 70 flying hours, the aircraft had a landing accident at Rawlings, Wyoming. Serious damage occurred to the wing, propeller, and engine. Partial repairs were carried out by F. Leinbach in Pennsylvania. The aircraft was purchased by Mr. Dounoucos in January 1996. N303VK was sent to RA Mills Corporation in Medina, Ohio to restore the aircraft to flying status.

During this period, Cirrus Design improved the wing construction and recalled all wings of the VK-30.


Consequently, a completely new wing was obtained and installed in the aircraft. In addition, the original engine and drive train was replaced. The current engine installed is a Continental TSIO 550 B which was overhauled on June 7, 1996 with 103 hours since factory new.

The aircraft has been undergoing restoration at RA Mills Corporation to update internal systems as fully described in the RA Mills web site.


A photo-illustrated list of the new parts installed in N303VK is available in the Parts and Specs section below. Explore the Gallery to see full views of N303VK under restoration at RA Mills Corporation. To reach Angelo Dounoucos, visit the Contact page.