Vans Aircraft in the UK

October NEWS

Busy month, RV7’s CMAP & G-PEEE cleared for flight. New starts on a RV10, 8 & 14A

There’s also an RV fly-in at Netherthorpe 16/17th October.


September NEWS

G-ELWK Jim Devlin’s RV12 ready to fly this weekend 25/9.

G-CLMA RV12 was cleared for flight and new start RV12iS .

LAA Rally had good weather and a good turn out with 739 aircraft in total, 113 of which RV’s. Weather in the north and far south prevented many from getting there. Breakdown of numbers thanks to Nigel of the North Weald Marshalling team   RV3=2   RV4=7   RV6/A=30   RV7/A=26   RV8/A=23   RV9/A=14   RV10=3   RV12=7    RV14A=1

August NEWS

18-Aug, RV12iS G-CLYH has first flight, well done, have fun.

No new starts this month but 2 released to the air is even better. Well done G-RVBJ RV8A and G-JPBA RV6, enjoy.

Glenforsa RV fly-in, 28/29 Aug. Must go to venue especially if you haven’t been before.

Count down to the LAA Rally, 3-5th September Sywell. Slot booking now open.



Robbie Jones’s RV14 G-XIVA has flown making the 4th in the UK. All great stuff and hope to see some of them at the LAA Rally. Quiet otherwise on the projects front, only 1 new start RV14.



Two more RV14 projects and a RV8 registered this month. Also the UK’s 3rd RV14, G-OGAL, is cleared for flight along with a 7 and 8. 

Fly-ins galore taking place when the weather allows. The Glenforsa fly-in was well attended as expected.



Fly-ins starting to happen and a lot planned over the near future. The LAA rally in September confirmed to be going ahead, let’s make it a good one and help the LAA celebrate 75 years.

Another 3 new starts this month, 7A, 8 & 14A.

Vans Hobbs getting close to the 11000 flying count which could easily be reached in the next 3-4 months.

NEW 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.



G-MIRV at the 2019 LAA Rally

G-MIRV at the 2019 LAA Rally

Ed Hicks and Steve Ayres awarded Best RV with their superb RV-8 at the 2019 LAA Rally.

 Total number of RV`s present at the rally from 29th-1st was 116, these numbers were taken from the official log from the tower.

RV3 -0, RV4 -9, RV6 -25, RV6A -7, RV7 -24, RV7A -4
RV8 -18, RV8A -1, RV9 -6, RV9A -13, RV10 -4, RV12 -5

Thanks to Nigel of N.W. Marshallers for the numbers and to him and his team for the sterling work over the weekend.




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