Vans Aircraft in the UK
Another RV14 cleared to fly, G-OXIV, also a new start RV10. Good luck to both.
LAA Rally to return to Leicester the usual last weekend of August.
Vans announced that kit prices were having to increase for existing orders by about 30% for airframe parts. Later in the month the engine and prop revisions were published. Reports are that many are proceeding with their projects. Hopefully this will keep Vans in business going forward.
Happy New Year
After a generally gloomy 2023 between Vans cash flow close to our hearts as well as the ongoing Ukraine and the middle east conflicts lets hope for a better 2024 all round.
Vans aircraft entered chapter 11, hopefully things are starting to look up at bit despite the doom and gloom merchants on various forums. Lets wish Vans the best and for a speedy recovery in 2024 so we can continue getting on with getting on.
Flyer article on Van’s statement https://flyer.co.uk/feature/how-did-vans-aircraft-get-into-this-mess/
Two cleared for flight this month, RV7 G-RVBZ, and RV8 G-CMKE. Two new starts, RV12is & RV14.
Quiet this month however we do know that at least one is nearing test flight, G-RVMS has had first engine run. There’s also been a few registered with the CAA, G-CMYB RV-8 , G-OPTH RV-7 & G-XACE RV14.
Busy month for new starts, 2 14’s and a 9A, good luck with the build. Also RV12 G-SRCB has been cleared to fly, hope all goes well.
RV-7 G-RVBP completed and first flew on 7 July 23. Testing complete and all with the LAA for permit issue any day now.
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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