Vans Aircraft in the UK



Two new starts this month, a 7 and an 8. G-RVZZ has also been cleared for flight.

The new year has started much as the last ended, in lockdown with next to no flying allowed. Lets hope by the time we reach a year we can get back out to enjoy out toys again.


Only the one new start this month, a RV8. Covid continues to stop play and most things for that matter and looking to do so for a while yet. Hope everyone is keeping well and lets hope the end is in sight. 

Merry Christmas and lets hope for a better New Year.



Hard to keep up with the rate of build even here in the UK.  A 7 and 8 cleared for flight this month and a 7 and 14 new starts. If we could just sort the virus out as quick so we could go flying somewhere other than local.

Always worth attending, GASCo are running their safety evenings online. It’s a full 1 1/2 hours and always something useful to take away.

The CAA are running a BREXIT webinar. The GA one will be on the 26th of November at 1pm. Links on the main CAA Brexit homepage at: when available.

Vans calendars are on sale. Get yours for $5 delivered from Vans 


Ed Hicks and Steve Ayres awarded Best RV with their superb RV-8 at the weekend’s 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.



Van’s videos

There are a couple of videos of Van’s I’ve added to the About page.


Social Media Links 

Vans Aircraft Company Facebook page

Vans Aircraft builders Facebook page

Vans Airforce Facebook page

Vans Aircraft RV Owners & Builders UK Facebook page

Past news articles found here

RV Hobbs January 2021

Type Kits being built in the UK Flying in the UK Flying World Wide
RV3 9 4 303
RV4 15 37 1440
RV6/6A 39 108 2691
RV7/7A 94 105 1854
RV8/8A 56 77 1581
RV9/9A 29 58 1158
RV10 15 12 967
RV12 19 18 707
RV14/14A 18 1 148
Totals 292 420 10849