Its official! RV-8 N998RV was officially signed off by the FAA this afternoon, April 22 2010 at 1:15 PM PDT! Yahoo! I was issued my Special Airworthiness Certificate and Repairman Certificate and the obligatory entry was made in the aircraft's logbook. A special Phase 1 test-flight area was agreed upon and extends from Livermore to Stockton to Merced to Lost Banos and back to Livermore. During the Phase 1 testing, I must stay within this flight area. Once the Phase 1 testing is complete, I am free to fly anywhere in the US!