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Van’s Announces Plan to Move to Final-Size Holes on RV-10 Kits

Van’s Aircraft has initiated the process of phasing in the production of final-size, matched-hole RV-10 parts. Until now, all parts for the RV-10 have been produced with slightly undersized holes, which the builder must up-size with a drill and then debur prior to assembly. We will be transitioning the RV-10 kit to final-sized holes, much […] Read More

Van’s Announces New Optional RV-14 Engine Configuration

Note: This announcement covers the RV-14/14A. For information regarding use of the IO-390-EXP119 on the RV-7 and RV-8, please visit this link. Van’s Aircraft has announced a new powerplant option for the RV-14/14A, providing more choices for builders of the airplane in terms of power and weight. In this new configuration, which is based around […] Read More

Van’s Announces Spirit of Aviation Week Specials

In celebration of Spirit of Aviation Week, EAA’s online event, Van’s is excited to announce the following “show” specials: AeroLEDs discount – 10% off all AeroLED products and Van’s kits containing those products (extended through August 10th) Lycoming engine special – free domestic US shipping for all engines ordered through Van’s during the event — plus the availability […] Read More

Van’s US Military/Veteran Discount Program Announced

For complete rules and detailed eligibility information related to the program described in this news release, please see our U.S. Military Discount Program web page. The men and women of the U.S. Military have devoted their lives to giving all in the line of duty. In recognition and appreciation of those who have served and […] Read More

Lycoming Special for Van’s Customers – EAA Spirit of Aviation Week

Lycoming is again offering free shipping to domestic US customers on their engines when ordered by July 31st, 2020 through Van’s. Note that international customers will receive free shipping from Lycoming to Van’s, but will still need to pay the cost to ship from Van’s to the customer location.

Spirit of Aviation Week Forums – July 21st-25th

Join Van’s and others for the EAA Spirit of Aviation Week! While we can’t gather in Oshkosh this year, we can still share The Spirit of Aviation. EAA Spirit of Aviation Week on July 21-25 will celebrate the entire aviation community by showcasing the spectrum of flight in a virtual way. Share your favorite aviation […] Read More

New Builder Tool Resource from Cleaveland Aircraft Tools

Mike at Cleaveland Aircraft Tool (Facebook link) recently made several videos to help new builders understand what they need – and what options are available – when it comes to the tools needed to build an RV: They’ve also updated their web site with a great system where you can choose your RV model, and they […] Read More

Addition made to all RV tail/empennage kits

We recently made a small addition to every RV tail/empennage kit we ship. We’re now including our OP-51 “Sheet Metal Basics” kit, a small and practical learning exercise that folks can use to practice/develop their skills before jumping into building the actual tail kit. It certainly doesn’t replace our more advanced practice kits like the […] Read More

Van’s Office Phones: Planned Downtime Wednesday March 25th

VAN’S OFFICE PHONES WILL BE OFFLINE WEDNESDAY We’ve been working to enable our office staff to move to a work from home status. The governor of Oregon’s mandate that businesses do this, in combination with our desire to take care of our people, mean we need to update our phone system and some computing infrastructure. […] Read More

Webinar: Van’s RV Maintenance Common Questions

Be sure to sign up and join Vic Syracuse of Base Leg Aviation for his EAA webinar presentation this Wednesday. He will cover common questions about RV maintenance. Vic’s extensive expertise can be valuable for any RV owner/maintainer. Vans RV Maintenance Common Questions (click to register) Vic Syracuse   Building on the December 11 webinar […] Read More

Three-Blade Propeller for the RV-12/RV-12iS Available

Van’s has published updated RV-12/12iS powerplant kit order forms, a new plans section (47AiS/U) and a service letter (SL 19-12-31), all of which are related to the now-available optional 3-blade Sensenich propeller kit. We displayed this prop on a stand in our booth at Oshkosh last year and flew it to the show on one of […] Read More

RV-12/12iS Nose Gear Leg Retrofit Kit – Q&A

On January 28, Van’s published Service Bulletin 19-08-26, which describes new parts and instructions to replace an already-installed nose gear leg on RV-12/RV-12iS aircraft. The purpose of this post is to help you determine and understand what is required for your RV-12/12iS flying aircraft or RV-12/12iS kit under construction. First of all, determine whether or […] Read More

Updated: Sales Tax Charges for Shipments to Specific States

Changes to state tax regulations now require Van’s Aircraft to collect sales tax in many states for all or most sales. Below is a list of the states where a sales tax collection requirement is currently imposed as well as those states for which we know we will need to collect sales tax in the near […] Read More

Van’s 2020 Calendars are Sold Out

We received record orders for our 2020 wall calendar, and as of today, they’re all sold out! We will once again “up” the order amount next year! Thanks to everyone for your interest and support.

Van’s Offices Closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving Holiday

The Van’s Aircraft offices, factory and phones will be closed this week on Thursday and Friday, November 28-29, to allow our staff to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. We will re-open as usual bright and early on Monday, December 2nd. At Van’s, we give thanks to all of our customers, partners, friends […] Read More

Zack’s Airline Retirement Flight

A huge congratulations to Van’s East Coast Rep, “Zack” Czachorowski, who flew his final trip as an airline pilot on Saturday. We thought we’d share this with all of you! After 29,300 hours of flying, and 35 years of “Airline” flying, I had my final flight with United Airlines, also known as the “Fini Flight” […] Read More

Call for RV Photos for the 2020 Van’s Calendar

Update: Thanks to the hundreds of people who submitted calendar photos! We published out 2020 calendar, ad look forward to doing it again for 2021! 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 […] 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

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