Congrats to Brent, who recently completed his RV-8! He writes: This is my second RV. The first was an RV-9A. This one is an RV-8. Excellent short takeoff, very pleasant handling, no dramatic problems, but the three point landing was not as tidy as I would have liked. Previous pilots have commented on running out […] Read More
Congrats to Rockwood on the completion, and first flight of his RV-9A! He writes: I have always wanted to build a plane and the chance came up for me in 2012 while living in Colorado. Because of out of state work commitments, I had limited times to work. We moved to Idaho and I found […] Read More
Sarel has completed his new RV-7! Congratulations to Sarel vd Walt with his flawless RV-7 maiden flight that took place on Friday the 13th of November flown by Johan van Zyl. Sarel started his project in January 2018 and his RV is based at Petit Airfield (Johannesburg, South Africa).
Congrats to Manuel, Matt and Lee on their new RV-8! They write: N509MR first flight! Out of Rio Linda, California (L36). Experienced RV-8 driver Jeff Rose did us the favor of taking it airborne for the first time. Main credit goes to Matt Perroux – the heart and soul of this beautiful aircraft. Special thanks to Lee Ulrich, […] Read More
Congrats to the team of Mercury Bay students on the recent completion and first flight of their new RV-12! They write: It was with elation that RV-12 S/N: 121062, ZK-MBB, took to the skies on Saturday, 21st November before a crowd of smiling onlookers to wish her well. This aircraft – the fourth to be […] Read More
Congratulations to Bob who recently completed his RV-6A! He writes: In the capable hands of experienced RV pilot Dan Thomas (1,300 hrs in type), my RV-6A airplane slipped the surly bonds of Earth for the first time today. Paine Field air traffic control was very cooperative and accommodated Dan orbiting the airport at 3,000 feet […] Read More
Congrats to Jon on the first flight of his new RV-7A! He writes: Truly a flawless first flight! It climbed like a rocket. Thank you to all that helped make this possible. It really takes a village. The Van’s community is amazing. I made some great friends and memories throughout this process. Excited to get […] Read More
Congratulations to Jeffrey, on the completion and first flight of his RV-10! He sent in this report: A successful first flight doesn’t happen without the help of a LOT of people. As a community, we’re very fortunate to have so many vendors who understand the needs of the amateur homebuilder. I have the added bonus […] Read More
Jay kept it short and sweet for his first flight report: “Flew great!” Congratulations!
Congrats to Eulice on his new RV-10, which he recently flew for the first time! He writes: Took me thirteen years and one month to build my RV-10. A couple of the years were spent mostly with me getting my privates certificate. Slow build kits, just about everything done by me, including wiring and paint. […] Read More
Congratulations to Kurt on the first flight of his RV-14A! He writes: Wow, what a thrill. I had 500 hrs in an RV-10 (purchased, not built by me) but I didn’t expect the difference in the feel of the power, shorter take off distance, or faster climb rate. Otherwise flew hands off, slight nose down […] Read More
Congrats to John who recently completed his RV-12iS! He writes: Flew off home runway. Everything went great. Flew hands off. My runway is a one way strip 3600ft elevation. Aircraft handled it beautifully. This is my 2nd RV build. Very pleased with the Super Technical support and Parts folks.
Congrats to Todd on the new RV-14! He writes: No issues on first flight. What a thrill. Looking forward to years of enjoyment.
Congratulations to Cody who writes to let us all know about the recent first flight of his new RV-14A! After nearly eight years of building, N4VD took flight on October 27, 2020. Thanks to Van’s good build instructions and kit quality, there was only one minor squawk. The airplane roared off the runway and flew […] Read More
Congrats to Barry, who recently completed and flew his RV-12iS! He writes: This is my second RV12 build (technically the third if you count the One Week Wonder, but I had a lot of help with that one). The first was completed in 2016, was a joy to fly, and had accumulated 430 hrs total […] Read More
Congrats to John on his new RV-4, which he recently flew for the first time! He writes: A little late for the first flight report (whoops!), but better late than never! Flys like a dream. You don’t get in the plane, you strap the plane onto yourself! RV-4 modified with a fastback.
Congrats to Ryan on the first flight of his RV-4! He writes: A wonderful experience with a lot of fantastic help along the way. A very proud RV4 owner. Powered by an O360 with a Hartzell blended aero foil prop. She flies like she is on rails. Thank you to Van’s for all the support. […] Read More
Douglas wrote to tell us that he completed his RV-6 marathon! RV-6 slow build of 29 years has to be a record. Performance exceeds expectations. Equipped for IFR with autopilot, extreme paint, carpet, plush seats with heaters it weighs 1119 pounds. Many thanks to a lot of people who taught me the skills necessary to […] Read More
Congratulations to Ron and Michelle on the first flight of their new RV-12iS. They wrote to tell us: After many enjoyable years of construction, a near perfect plane took to the air on a near perfect autumn evening in Oregon! What started out as an RV-12 nine years ago emerged as an RV-12iS equipped with […] Read More
Congratulations to Tinti and Guille on the first flight of their new RV-7, they wrote to report: “Let man know, that man can.” Atlantis Expedition. Nothing in aviation is comparable to the sensation of flying a self-built airplane. From the south of Argentina we are very happy to inform that “Proyecto Correcaminos” flies! For […] Read More