Rosen introduces sliding canopy for Van’s

Rosen Sunvisor Systems (RSS) has introduced the ARC Sunvisor assembly for Van’s RV 6-7-9 sliding canopy aircraft.

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Cabot Award to be presented to Van’s Richard VanGrunsven

The Aero Club of New England (ACONE) will present the Godfrey L. Cabot Award to Richard VanGrunsven, Founder and CEO of Van’s Aircraft, on Friday, June 6, at the Harvard Club in Boston.

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Production of fly-away RV-12s to continue

Production of fly-away S-LSA RV-12 will continue in 2014, according to Dick VanGrunsven, founder of Van’s Aircraft, Inc. and Wally Anderson, head of Synergy Air.

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New Garmin radios debut in Van’s RV-12

Garmin’s Team-X has been quietly developing a new unit to replace the SL-40.  Officials at Van’s Aircraft reveal they’ve been testing the new GTR200 comm radio/intercom in an RV-12 for a couple months and have decided to make the GTR200 the standard radio both both the kit-built and factory-built RV-12.

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Van’s RV-14 lands in Florida

Van’s newest airplane, the RV-14, has landed in Florida for the first time.

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8,000th Van’s takes flight

On Feb. 4, Stephen Watson of Santa Clarita, Calif., took the first flight in his RV-7A, becoming the 8,000th completed RV reported to Van’s Aircraft.

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Van’s unveils fully built RV-12

Honestly, I didn’t expect much LSA news at AOPA’s Aviation Summit in Palm Springs. Despite several LSA on display, including Kitfox, Evektor, Flight Design, Arion, Jabiru, SportCruiser, Skycatcher, and CubCrafters, the AOPA event is not a common place for LSA announcements. Certainly I didn’t expect the world’s largest supplier of kit aircraft to offer a fully built Special LSA.

At Summit, Van’s officials unveiled a new program to build completed, fly-away RV-12s. The Aurora, Ore.-based company detailed a working agreement with Synergy Air to manufacture the airplanes in the U.S.A. Synergy Air is a well-established company providing instructional seminars, videos, and builder assistance to complete kit airplanes, located at the airport in Eugene, Ore.

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Fly away in an RV-12

Van’s Aircraft has launched a new program to build completed, fly-away, RV-12s. Van’s has inked a working agreement with Synergy Air of Eugene, Ore., to manufacture the airplanes in the U.S.A.

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Van’s to build ‘fly-away’ RV-12s

Van’s Aircraft is tentatively entering the OEM market with an initial run of 12 deluxe copies of its RV-12 LSA. According to a podcast interview with AVweb at AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, Calif., Van’s Aircraft founder and president Dick VanGrunsven said it was a market the company was thinking about when it launched the RV-12.

Greg Marlow’s dream machine: A go-places plane

There are many reasons people chose to build an airplane. Sometimes, it’s the challenge of the project, or an attempt to reduce the cost of flying. Other times it’s to build a dream machine to handle what would otherwise be a less-than-enjoyable commute. Greg Marlow from Kingsport, Tenn., falls into the last category. He is the proud builder/pilot/owner of an RV-9A.

According to Marlow, the decision to build the RV came out of the need for a plane he could use to commute to his Air Force Reserve unit in Charleston, S.C., where he flies the C-17.

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