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Call for RV Photos for the 2020 Van’s Calendar!

It’s that time of year, once again! Please submit your very best photos of RVs to be considered for inclusion in the 2020 Van’s Aircraft calendar. If you already have great shots to send, cool. If you need to execute some (very safely executed) photo sessions, well then start planning! We typically look for extra-special photos […] Read More

RV-12iS IFR Avionics Package Available to Order

Van’s Aircraft has published the RV-12iS IFR avionics package order form and is accepting orders. This package is available for the RV-12iS aircraft when equipped with the Rotax 912 iS engine. This kit enables a home builder to configure their RV-12iS in the same manner as the factory-assembled SLSA RV-12iST instrument/commercial trainer aircraft. The Garmin […] Read More

New Engine Mount and Nose Gear Option for RV-7A and RV-9A Finish Kits

People interested in seeing the new mount and gear in-person can do so at the Van’s Aircraft booth during the AirVenture 2019 convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. June 20, 2019 – Van’s Aircraft has announced availability of a new engine mount and gear option for specific configurations of the RV-7A and RV-9A, incorporating design features used […] Read More

Van’s Welcomes New East Coast Representative

We’d like to introduce Van’s new East Coast Rep, Joe Czachorowski.  His friends call him “Zack,” and so can you!  No stranger to the RV series of aircraft, Zack’s built and flown an RV-8 and an RV-10 (which won a Bronze Lindy at OSH). He’s currently building his second RV-10 and still flies his RV-8, […] Read More

Notice to California Residents – Sales Tax Collection

If you live in California, we need to make you aware of a change that’s been required by the state related to the collection of sales tax. The State of California will require Van’s Aircraft to collect sales tax for orders delivered to people or businesses in California beginning April, 2019. The sales tax rate […] Read More

Validation of web orders placed on February 13th, 2019

Van’s Customers, We’ve had a couple of limited “growing pain” moments with our web store since we launched the new site. The good thing is we will be replacing the online store later this year with a new, much more modern platform. Unfortunately, some online orders that were placed on Wednesday (Feb 13) may not […] Read More

A New Look for Van’s Aircraft

We’ve released a new website and launched a new look for Van’s Aircraft with our new logo and branding. We’re just getting started, and we hope you like it so far. A NEW LOOK FOR VAN’S LOGO Our new brand and logo design was a collaboration between Van’s and our customers. We visited in person […] Read More

An Update on Factory Changes and the Road Ahead at Van’s

We’ve been quite busy recently at Van’s Aircraft. Orders are strong with lots of kits being built and many exciting reports of flying RV’s. We are grateful to all our customers, both new and existing! You’ll notice that we recently adjusted kit lead times – the estimated period of time between order date and ship […] Read More

Recap: One Week Wonder Oshkosh 2018

Kicking off EAA AirVenture Monday morning at 8:00 AM with the ceremonial opening of the fuselage and wing crates, the “One Week Wonder” project to build an RV-12iS in six and a half days breathed life. Led by Scott McDaniels, the Van’s Aircraft “Build Team” included leaders Davis Payton, Ed Chesney, Ryan Jandrow and Tony […] Read More

Richard VanGrunsven Receives AOPA General Aviation Safety Award

On March 21, 2018, Van’s Aircraft founder Dick VanGrunsven was presented the AOPA General Aviation Safety Award in recognition of his efforts and contributions toward safety in general aviation, and in the experimental community in particular. Below, view a video of the presentation and read a letter from Van to the RV community,  in which […] Read More

Kit Availability and Timing Notice for all RV-3, 4, and 6 Builders

Van’s has instituted a change in kit availability and pricing for the RV-3, RV-4 and RV-6 aircraft models, effective January 1. 2018. This letter explains those changes and how orders will be handled going forward. Van’s Aircraft maintains its kit prices and approximate lead times for each model on this website in the Order a […] Read More