** UPDATE **
G-VANZ RV6A flew for the first time 27th May from Sleap. About time Malcolm!
G-OGZZ RV8 flew for the first time on 24th May. Flies ‘hands off, straight and level. Great day! At last some good news, well done Darren, enjoy.
COVID-19 still dominates our flying, but at least some areas and airfields are opening up.
The first UK RV14, G-ORWS, has been clear to fly by the LAA and it will be great to a report of the first flight.
Otherwise it’s been a quiet month, although G-CDYZ has emerged with new paint.
New starts of a 8 and 10 this month. No first flights and could be a little while with the Corvid-19 grounding everything. Still waiting on the first UK RV14 but it wont be far off once we get free. I have found out that a 7 took flight last year and so there are now 100 RV7’s flying in the UK.
CORVID-19 :- Hope everyone is taking care and looking after themselves and their families during these strange times. Let’s hope a solution isn’t too far off and we can get back to some sort of normality.
There are many events being cancelled all the time but the LAA still hope that the Rally is safe, let’s hope so. The LAA Scottish tour is cancelled until next year which will also be the 75th LAA birthday.
Dear British RV pilots,
The Vans Club de France has the regret to inform you that due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and related confinement measures in France we have no choice but cancel this year’s fly in that was to take place in Biscarrosse (LFBS) on June 5-6-7.
We have already decided that next year’s fly in will take place at the same great location that is Biscarrosse (LFBS) on June 4-5-6, 2021.
Please book these dates in your agenda.
We hope to see many of you there next year, it will be a great gathering of RV fans from around Europe.
Stay safe, and happy landings.
The VCF committee
UK RV CHALLENGE
A UK RV owner has set himself a small challenge. More details on his website https://www.adventures4charity.com/
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.
There are a couple of videos of Van’s I’ve added to the About page.
RV Hobbs May 2020
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