RV8’s proving popular this month with 4 new kits being started. I also know of an RV6 that’s getting close to testing and looking good.
*UPDATE* G-TOPP RV10 and G-CKTX RV7 have taken flight, well done and a great Xmas present, enjoy.
Busy month for new starts, a 12, 9A and two 10’s.
The Yahoo group RvSqn. This has now been moved to Groups.io, so far the move has been smooth and the end result a much better online experience as well as retaining the old features, best of both worlds.
SEPTEMBER PROJECT NEWS
LAA reported another RV12 started and 3 first flights, G-RUVE and G-ELBE was already known about but in addition there was a RV12 G-CJIC. Hope they are all having fun in their new toys.
Vernon Millard (G-VMOZ) organised a Squadron of RV8`s to be in attendance to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Wattisham Airfield, they added a big splash of colour to the event.
AUGUST PROJECT NEWS
2 more new starts this month a RV12is and a RV10. First flights detailed already below.
See you all at the Rally 30/31/1 : – LAA Rally at Sywell – details http://www.lightaircraftassociation.co.uk/2019/Rally/rally.html
JULY PROJECT NEWS
398 G-Reg RV’s thanks to a busy month of July, 4 first flights and another 2 RV14 projects started. Three of the first flights are posted below but in addition there is an additional RV9A’s G-CIYV, I’m sure all are very excited to get their projects in the air and hope to see them at the Rally later in the month.
RV first flights
Peter Gilmour reports than his, and build partner Colin Acland’s, latest RV8 G-OCXI, has now flown as of 27th July and so we are only 3 away from the 400th UK RV.
Nick Williams-Jones reports that his RV9A G-RVWJ has taken flight from Blackpool, great news Nick.
David Catt’s RV8 G-RVDC has also had its first flight, well done David, enjoy.
Well done to Ed and Steve with the first flight of their RV8 G-MIRV
And also a couple of weeks ago RV12 G-IZRV took flight.
MAY/JUNE PROJECT NEWS
May was quite but made up for in June wit 4 new starts, 2 of them RV6’s, now how has that happened? RV8 G-CKBE also was cleared for flight, but I already knew about that on.
APRIL PROJECT NEWS
Not quite so exciting this month but for the 2 new starts I’m sure there will be plenty of excitement, 1 RV7 and 1 RV8, enjoy the build.
MARCH PROJECT NEWS
Busy start to the year with 3 RV’s cleared to fly. G-CMON & G-CKZH RV12’s, G-DTPC RV9, well done all and hope the test phase is progressing well. There are also 2 new kit starts, 1 RV7 and 1 RV8. Hope to see the new ones around and catch some photos soon.
Van’s announced that they just sold the 2000th RV10 tail kit. See their FB page for details.
Van’s Aircraft have a new look and renewed website with more improvements to come.
FEBRUARY PROJECT NEWS
Another RV8 cleared to fly, G-RVAR. And another new start RV7. The fun begins in both cases.
NEW WEB SITE
They call it progress but the old site was no longer supported on PHP 7 and so a revamp was required. The change over make take a few days yet but the bones of the old site is here and up and running. I’ll try and add the last bits the next week or so and any suggestions welcome.
JANUARY PROJECT NEWS
January LAA mag has 4 new starts, 7,8,10 & 14 so a good mix. Also 3 cleared for flight of which 2 already noted below and also RV10 -G-TENN, well done to all and hope all going to plan.
DECEMBER PROJECT NEWS
Another RV12 G-CMKL. has been spotted in the air, it’s been a good end to the year for the 12s.
G-CISZ, RV7 cleared for flight, hope all going well, and another 7 & 8 kits in the build. Getting closer to the 400 flying with a G- reg and a real possibility for next year.
NOVEMBER PROJECT NEWS
First flight of RV12 G-CJZW, another addition to the fleet, well done all.
First flight of RV12 G-DOUZ, Great news and enjoy the fun ahead.
LAA Rally stats: 958 aircraft in total or which 130 were RV’s. 4500 visitors.
Attendance : – RV12 – 6, RV10 – 1, RV9 – 27, RV8 – 23, RV7 – 28, RV6 – 34, RV4 – 9, RV3 – 2.
LAA Rally 31st Aug-2nd Sept, just short of 1000 aircraft in total and a good number of RV’s.
Congratulations to David and Shelia on the awards for their new RV7, G-RVDB, was awarded the Air Squadron Trophy for Best Kit-Built Aircraft, and the Andy Nowicki Trophy for Best RV.