Vans Aircraft in the UK

June News

RV12 G-CLSF has first flight.

Two RV8’s and a 4 cleared to fly this month.

May News

2 RV8’s cleared to flight, G-PAPJ & G-YSIR. YSIR from the same builder as LEMI so expect something special.

Details for French Vans Club fly-in posted in event. 17-19 June Biscarrosse. Or at


April News

One more new start this month, a 12is, enjoy the build.

Flyer the online magazine has a new website, go have a look at For the last 18+ months they have a 1 hour live YouTube on a Thursday evening which is also worth a watch.

The LAA “not a rally” will be held at Popham as the usual venue is unable to host this year. There may be an alternative fly-in being planned for those that are interested and a bit further north.


March News

Only 1 new start, a 7, this month, waiting for the start of the real flying season. 

There’s the Private Flyer Show (London) – at Wycombe Air Park, 13th – 14th May 2022 coming up and slot bookings are now open. 


February News

Grant Beattie’s RV-10 – the 1,000th flown!

January News

A 10 and 2 7’s just been registered, one an import the other two new starts.

RV9A built by Nigel Heald G-CSAM has flown.


One new start this month, an RV14.



11,000th Van’s Aircraft RV makes first flight

It’s nearly 50 years since Van’s Aircraft was founded and during the years since the company has become the most successful kitplane manufacturer by far – and the 11,000th RV has just made its first flight.



VIDEO: RV builder Steve Hicks talks to FLYER

Flyer will be releasing FLYER Live content as standalone YouTube videos over the coming weeks and months, starting with Jonny talking to aircraft builder Steve Hicks about his Van’s Aircraft RV-14 project, his workshop and motivations. Watch it here.



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Vans Aircraft RV Owners & Builders UK Facebook page

Past news articles found here

RV Hobbs June 2022

Type Kits being built in the UK Flying in the UK Flying World Wide
RV3 11 4 304
RV4 14 38 1445
RV6/6A 39 109 2703
RV7/7A 94 111 1904
RV8/8A 54 86 1607
RV9/9A 28 60 1171
RV10 19 12 1006
RV12 19 22 760
RV14/14A 26 4 198
Totals 308 442 11098