Vans Aircraft in the UK

Happy New Year. 

Fingers crossed that 2022 brings us closer to a more normal living, if we can remember what normal is!

Several Major events coming up in 2022, Van’s aircraft 50 years, RVSqdn 30 years.

December News

New start RV14, RV12is & RV8 with more to follow soon! Cleared to fly RV7’s G-JIMC & G-CINX. Well done to both of your and enjoy.

UK bucks the trend and now has more RV7’s flying then RV6’s. Worldwide has a long was to get to get to this milestone.

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.


November NEWS

Busy month on RV14 new starts, 3 reported. Also RV8 G-EIGT cleared for flight, hope the test flying is going well.

Vans Hobbs sitting at 10999, wonder who will get the 11000 flying number?

Spain also has a website for their RV’s Google translate does a good job for those of use not speaking Spanish.

Vans online shop has also been revamped and is much better. For those with build numbers you can register and download electronic copies of the plans for your aircraft.


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


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.



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 December 2021

Type Kits being built in the UK Flying in the UK Flying World Wide
RV3 11 4 304
RV4 15 37 1443
RV6/6A 39 109 2702
RV7/7A 92 111 1891
RV8/8A 58 81 1603
RV9/9A 29 59 1164
RV10 18 12 998
RV12 19 21 741
RV14/14A 26 4 180
Totals 307 438 11026