Van's Aircraft Total Performance RV Kit Planes

Archived News

 

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September 18, 2014

   We’re still looking for more RV-12 flight data!

 

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June 6, 2014

Van receives prestigious Godfrey L. Cabot Award

ACONE is the the oldest aero club in the Americas. On Friday, June 6, ACONE presented Van with the 2014 Godfrey L. Cabot Award. The Godfrey L. Cabot Award, established in 1952, recognizes individuals or teams who have made unique, significant and unparalleled contributions to advance and foster aviation or space flight. Past recipients have included Igor I. Sikorsky, General James H. Doolittle, Paul Poberezny, Chuck Yeager, Bob Hoover, "Voyager’ Team " Burt Rutan, Dick Rutan & Jeana Yeager, .... Quite an impressive list! It was a proud moment to see Van receive the 2014 Godfrey L. Cabot award. A few RV builders were on hand to help honor Vans contributions. Left to right, Dave Fetherston (RV-14), Rich Mileika (RV-7), Van, Mike Draper (RV-8).

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May 16, 2014

 Editor-in-Chief Robert Goyer flies the Garmin G3X Touch in a Van's Aircraft RV-12 at Sun 'n Fun 2014

Click here to view the video

 

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March 26, 2014

Special Edition of the "RV-12 Newsletter"!
Big Avionics News!
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March 25, 2014

Garmin G3X Touch officially announced!
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March 20, 2014

Dynon SkyView EFIS
Touch Screen
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Dynon Skyview Touch in the RV-12 S-LSA

 

 

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March 18, 2014

Richard VanGrunsven Honored
Posted on March 18, 2014, 11:54 am, by Kitplanes Staff, under News.

The Aero Club of New England (ACONE)
announced yesterday that Richard VanGrunsven is the recipient of the 2014 Godfrey L. Cabot Award.

Read More


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January 22, 2014


Sebring Expo 2014

Aviation Consumer's Larry Anglisano flew the RV-12 at the 2014 U.S. Light Sport Expo in Sebring, Florida.
Van's aircraft has dominated the kit market with the RV line and now you can buy a factory-built RV-12 SLSA model.

Aviation Consumer's video below takes a detailed look at the RV-12 SLSA.

 

 

 

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January 08, 2014

Fly-away RV-12 production to continue in 2014

 

 

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December 19, 2013

RV-12 Wins Flying Magazine Editor Choice Award!

 

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December 12, 2013

Our first RV-12 S-LSA Newsletter!

 

 

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November 22, 2013

Richard VanGrunsven Joins EAA Board of Directors

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November 21, 2013

Commuting in Your Airplane
Van commuting to work
FLYING article

 

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November 19, 2013

Synergy Air RV-12s: Focus shifts to deliveries
Oregon company to build another dozen
AOPA article

 

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November 12, 2013

Emirates Airline builds its own aircraft
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The School that built a plane
The high school in Mercury Bay, NZ started this project about two years ago.
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August 15, 2013
RV-14 Avionics update

 

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July 25, 2013
New Garmin Radios Debut in Van's RV-12


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Mid Atlantic RV Fly In 2013

 

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June 15, 2013
Around the World RV ADVENTURE!
be a part of it

 

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May 31, 2013
Van's Delivers First Fly-Away S-LSA RV-12!

 

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Sun-n-Fun 2013
Italian interview with Van about the RV-14/14A

 

 

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The RV-7A first flight report below is the 8000th RV recorded in our database as having flown.

From: Stephen Watson
To: webmaster@vansaircraft.com
Subject: N660WS First Flight
Date sent: Mon, 4 Feb 2013

RV-7A kit #73138, N660WS, has completed it’s first flight…all systems performed extremely well, and she flew “like an RV”.

RV-7A N660WS was completed in just over 5 years. She sports a Lycoming IO-360-M1B, Hartzell CS prop, Dynon Skyview system complete with autopilot, transponder and other systems, a Garmin radio stack (GMA-340, GNS430W, SL-40), and a Dynon D6 backup EFIS. Switches are Rockracks by Aveo, and the exterior navs and strobes are Aveo's LED system.

The interior is the complete Aviator package from Classic Aero with 5-point Hooker Harnesses. I'm planning on a polished aluminum w/ red accents exterior color scheme. First flight was perfect, all systems performed nominally!

Thanks to everyone who helped me get her built and flying, especially Alex, Jim, Gary and my wife Deborah!
(Oh, and a big thank-you to all the contributors on the Van's Air Force website!).

          

          Steve
          [ stephen.h.watson at jpl.nasa.gov ]

 

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October 11, 2012
 FLY AWAY IN AN S-LSA RV-12!

 

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Salute to Vans Aircraft 40th Anniversary
Oshkosh 2012

AirVenture 2012 Oshkosh Salute to Vans Aircraft, Dick "Van" Vangrunsven receives the EAA presidents
award by Rod Hightower.Also shown are the Teen Flight and and Eagles Nest teen teams that built an
RV-12 aircraft. Paul Dye reflects of how the friends of the RV-1 idea came to be and brought 12,000 miles
to end in Oshkosh and given to the EAA.


                                                                               36 minutes, 14 seconds

 

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The History and Restoration of the Original RV-1
EAA Webinar held on February 29, 2012
with special guest, Dick VanGrunsven

The RV-1 is owned by Friends of the RV-1, currently undergoing a full restoration
for a 2012 flying tour before being presented to the EAA Museum at AV 2012.

                                                           71 minutes, 16 seconds

Click here to view the Video

 

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PlaneNutz.com Interview:
Dick VanGrunsven, CEO & Founder of Van's Aircraft

 

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Another Electric Airplane Perspective
ref. 4-2009 RVator


Changes To The FAA Kit Checklist and the "51%" Rule
by Dick VanGrunsven


Pokin' the Bear
An article written by Dick VanGrunsven concerning possible changes in FAA certification procedures
appeared in the February, 2008, issue of EAA’s flagship magazine, Sport Aviation. In that article,
there was a reference to an article that appeared in the Fourth Issue of the 2007 RVator.

 

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"Aero-Lift" in the factory hangar

We often have between 7 to 8 planes parked in the factory hangar at nights, which makes for tight quarters.
The Aero-Lift in our hangar definitely helps reduce the 'squeeze' factor!

Click on the photos below for a larger view

   

For additional information on the "Aero-Lift" contact:
Arm Aerospace, LLC
1775 South Pantano, Suite 100
Tucson, AZ 85710
1-888-526-3365
https://www.armaerospace.com/
Tell them that you saw the "Aero-Lift" at Van's Aircraft.

 

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