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FEBRUARY NEWS

Quiet month with only one new start RV7 reported.


JANUARY NEWS

UK’s first RV14 very close to flight, might even had done so by now. Hope all goes to plan Bill and your test pilot.

Two RV7 new starts this month, with a 7 and 4 also getting permission to test. Good luck to all and hope the weather lets you get the testing done.


 

UK RV CHALLENGE

A UK RV owner has set himself a small challenge. More details on his website https://www.adventures4charity.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update on Giles Abrey, the solo pilot flying his VANs RV8 from Thetford to Cape Town.

Giles arrived safely 10-Dec in Cape Town after his epic journey. Appalling weather has been a major

feature of this adventure.

The picture attached shows Giles at Livingstone international airport amongst friends!

Thought you might like to know and support. Check out the link above.

 


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.

 

 


400th G-Reg RV

G-RUVE has taken flight and has become the 400th G-Reg RV to fly by my records. G-RUVE is an RV8 built by John Brady and although the 400th unfortunately a couple have been destroyed, and a few exported to other countries so not all are still flying with a G-Reg, but still a landmark number, roll on 500.

Thanks to a couple of imports we have now passed the 400 mark by 2 but at the time of writing 23/8 these were still in the transfer process.


RV Scottish Tour

What follows is a brief summary of the tour as it unfolded. 18 RV’s, plus 2 want-to-be, turned up at Perth for a week touring. The first day proved to be a wash out due to the weather, however some came early on the Friday and the others caught up on the Sunday. The following week we flew everyday to various locations primarily for lunch and back to base for dinner. On the Sunday afternoon a couple flew over to Bute for a look. Back at Perth we headed to a local inn for diner.

Monday about half the group headed to Campbeltown, the others to Islay. On Islay some visited Bowmore and the distillery. Monday evening was an Indian carry out in the club.

Tuesdays main events were Plockton for lunch followed by Glenforsa mull for dinner, then back to Perth, the beauty of Scotland at this time of year is daylight until 10pm.

Wednesday was pre arranged to go to East Fortune East where the local strut kindly put on a BBQ and transport to see the construction of a 1 1/2 Strutter and then to the Museum with a special visit to Concorde having an ex pilot in our group. For most dinner was into Perth on the bus, although there were a couple of cars on hand.

Thursday most went to Dornoch for lunch, others went into Edinburgh by train. Evening meal, Chinese takeaway at the club.

Friday the early arrivals headed for home, the others split between Dundee and those who didn’t go to Plockton on the Tuesday heading there for lunch, then back to Glenforsa for Coffee, well it’s an RV time machine so why not.

The remainder headed home on the Saturday. All have a great time and although the weather wasn’t perfect we made the most of it and didn’t miss out on much other than possibly heading up to Orkney.


Van’s videos

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

 


Past news articles found here


RV Hobbs February 2019

Type Kits being built in the UK Flying in the UK Flying World Wide
RV3 9 4 302
RV4 15 37 1437
RV6/6A 40 106 2675
RV7/7A 94 99 1805
RV8/8A 49 75 1551
RV9/9A 29 58 1140
RV10 14 12 945
RV12 19 18 687
RV14/14A 16 0 121
Totals 285 409 10663