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RV Weekend at North Weald. Click on here to download flyer.

 Another first flight report for David Brooms RV7 G-RVDB, looking good and coming to an airfield near you soon I'm sure. Well done David.

May has another RV7 project started and also 3 more leared to fly, RV6A G-CKTF, RV7 G-ICRV & G-XTAZ. I'm sure with the great weather of late these will all have been transofrmed into the RV grin by now :)))

April sees another RV7 G-RIKD cleared for flight and also another two RV7's started. Aero Fredrichstaven had Vans on show with Van himself, Gus and Daryl on the stand along with a customer built RV14, first in europe and a rathern nice example, and also a RV12. First time I'd been there and well worth the visit, lovely part of the country as well. There's also a RV10 SB on Elevator stop inspections.

Been a bit lacking with the updates the last month or so. There have been a couple of RV12 SB's on the company site, see list below. There was just one new start last month however there have been a few registered on G-INFO so there could be some first flights in the near future.


Vans records the 10,000th flying RV, it had to happen sooner or later. The full press release is HERE.

Announcement from Claire @ BERINGER AERO

 

I would like to announce the release of new and very well documented wheel and brake kits for RVs (especially RV10 and 14 that have been our best sellers in the US this year)

 

Click on here for PDF


The LAA Rally started September off to a great start with 104 RV's in attendance, where were the other 250? The weekend saw 833 aircraft fly in and 4000 visitors. Nigel and the marshalling team did the usual great job and we managed to get most of the RV's together in a couple of rows near the front.

 

Congratulations to Chris Marsh… He was commended in the Best Kit Built Category at the LAA Rally, and won Best RV too, for his beautiful blue and silver RV-9, G-ORVS. Mark Hughes was also commended in Best Kitbuilt, for his RV-7A G-JCIH.

 



Air Race Championship.

 

http://www.airrace.pro/index.php/en/ 

 

Check out the pilots list, there are a couple of well known RV owners in there.

 

 


Raven displayTeam Raven 2016 promotion video : 1x RV4 and 4 X RV8s http://youtu.be/p6jmMjMVGzk

 


Fireflies display

 

 

FireFlies : - A new RV4 display team have formed see www.firefliesdisplays.com

G-SPRK and G-SPRX flown by Jon and Andy.


There's a new dedicated FASVIG website which was launched today - 14th April -http://www.fasvig.org 

Please take a look, subscribe for Newsletters and Volunteer to help deliver the FAS VFR Implementation Programme.


Check out the 1st class photos on Ed's flickr pages. 

Eds flickr

 






Service Bulletins

Important Service Information: Please check with Vans and LAA for current SB's.

Summary of last 12 months follows:-

SB-18-03-30 RV-10 - Elevator stop inspection

SB 18-03-06 RV-12 - Replace throttle return springs

SB 18-02-03 RV-12 - Anti-Servo Tab Cracks

SB 18-02-02 RV-12 - Potential cracking horiz stab

SB-16-12-16 RV-8QB - Missing bolts.

SB 16-08-01 RV-12 - Stabilator Bearing Inspection

SB 16-08-24 RV-12 - Loose engine mount bracket rivets

SB 16-05-23 RV-12 - Nose Fork Inspection

SB 16-03-28 All RV-3,4,6,7,8,9,10,14 - Cracking of wing aft spar web at the inboard aileron hinge bracket attach rivets.

SB 15-03-05 RV-12 - Rotax 912 Carb Float

SB 14-12-22 RV-6A, 7A, 8A, 9A, 10 - WD-631-PC Nose Stop Flange

SB 14-12-06 RV-12 - F1206F Bearing Cracks

SB 14-11-03 RV-12 - Wing skin-to-spar Rivet Wear

SB 14-10-14 RV-12 - Rotax Carb Float

SB 14-09-10 RV-12 - Throttle Return Springs

SB 14-08-29 RV-10 - Engine Mount Elastomer Plate

SB 14-02-05 RV-3, 4, 6/6A, 7/7A, 8/8A Flying aircraft - Cracks in Elevator Spar

SB 14-01-31 RV-6/6A, RV-7/7A, RV-8/8A - Horizontal Stabilizer Cracks

RV Hobbs 11-Jun-18

Type Kits being built in the UK Flying in the UKFlying World Wide
RV3 9 4301
RV4 17 351421
RV6/6A 39 1032643
RV7/7A 83 931699
RV8/8A 46 671465
RV9/9A 31 551085
RV10 12 10888
RV12 19 11592
RV14/14A 12 059
Totals 268 37810153

UK RV First Flights

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UK RV Records

2011 Record by UK RV8 - Around Britain
A new national speed record in a RV8 (G-ZUMI) over 3,500 km in 14 hours & 17 minutes, including 5 refuelling stops on August 24th.

www.flyingwithdiabetes.com

 

 

 

2010 World Record by UK RV7 - London - Cape Town - London

Steve Noujaim beat the record with 3 days 11 hours and 16 minutes. 4 hours less that the previous record, well done Steve.

www.capechallenge.com

 

 

 

2006 World Record Attempt by UK RV6 - Around the World

A fact that has been obscured by the delays with bad weather, is that I did get quite a few records established the British record for the circumnavigation in the class, established 9 intermediate distance world records, was the only British registered homebuilt to go around the world ( and by far the furthest a Brit homebuilt has gone) and the fastest circumnavigation by any type of RV. The weather and the AI made sure I am the class second fastest in the world- but I'm happy at that!

www.chasingthemorningsun.com

Manuel Queiroz

Chasing the Morning Sun is available from the LAA shop and all the obvious local and internet outlets. Manuel is also available to talks and book signing events if anyone is interested.

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