Tonight a guy from a dent repair shop is coming by to look at Ophelia. He has never worked on an Airstream but, has pulled dents from helicopters and small planes. He uses a (glued) tab system with a slide hammer (?). The glue is not a overly high-tensile strength one. Thus, the tab/glue would fail before the aluminum. He said the only damage on the heli was a few broken rivets which were probably already damaged. I probably won't have any work done in advance of getting a full estimate from Sanders during the holidays - unless this guy is really confident that he can work it out. Actually, I have another small dent that I will suggest he work with first to get a feel for how the aluminum reacts (this dent is near the beltline, below the rear, right marker light and does not have any creases). Here's a pic of the seperate ding.
Let me know if ya'll have any ideas on this method of dent removal!!