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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Van’s introduces RV-14A

Van’s Aircraft surprised the crowds at AirVenture by introducing its newest model, the RV-14A.

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RV-1 #1 donated to EAA

OSHKOSH — Richard “Van” VanGrunsven’s first RV-1 was donated to the EAA at a ceremony on Phillips 66 Plaza on Monday at AirVenture.

“The RV-1 had a tremendous impact on the industry,” said Rod Hightower, EAA President. “It and subsequent models became the most successful kit aircraft in the country.”
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Hartzell debuts new prop for RV-10

Hartzell Propeller has developed a new 3-blade ASC-II(TM) composite propeller for Van’s Aircraft RV-10.

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Van’s cuts prices

Van’s Aircraft, Inc. has lowered the price of RV-6/6A Fuselage Kits by $1,000.

Both Standard and QuickBuild kits are included in this offer.

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