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LAA Rally stats: 958 aircraft in total or which 130 were RV's. 4500 visitors.

RV12 - 6, RV10 - 1, RV9 - 27, RV8 - 23, RV7 - 28, RV6 - 34, RV4 - 9, RV3 - 2.


August numbers just in, 3 more new starts, two 7's and an 8. RV7 G-CKMX cleared for flight, hope all goes well with the test flying and hope to see at a fly in soon.

LAA Rally 31st Aug-2nd Sept, just short of 1000 aircraft in total and a good number of RV's. Congratulations to David and Shelia on the awards for their new RV7, G-RVDB, was awarded the Air Squadron Trophy for Best Kit-Built Aircraft, and the Andy Nowicki Trophy for Best RV  .

 


 

Invite to the Rougham museum

Click on here to download flyer.

    

G-TRVR has had first from Old Warden. "June has also seen the first flight of the Vans RV7 G-TRVR. The construction of this aircraft was started by Trevor Roche and completed by SVAS Treasurer John Edser. It made its first flight before the evening air display on 16th June in the hands of Paul Stone. "



 Another first flight report for David Brooms RV7 G-RVDB, looking good and coming to an airfield near you soon I'm sure. Well done David.

May has another RV7 project started and also 3 more leared to fly, RV6A G-CKTF, RV7 G-ICRV & G-XTAZ. I'm sure with the great weather of late these will all have been transofrmed into the RV grin by now :)))

Vans records the 10,000th flying RV, it had to happen sooner or later. The full press release is HERE.

Announcement from Claire @ BERINGER AERO

 

I would like to announce the release of new and very well documented wheel and brake kits for RVs (especially RV10 and 14 that have been our best sellers in the US this year)

 

Click on here for PDF


Air Race Championship.

 

http://www.airrace.pro/index.php/en/ 

 

Check out the pilots list, there are a couple of well known RV owners in there.

 

 


Raven displayTeam Raven 2016 promotion video : 1x RV4 and 4 X RV8s http://youtu.be/p6jmMjMVGzk

 


Fireflies display

 

 

FireFlies : - A new RV4 display team have formed see www.firefliesdisplays.com

G-SPRK and G-SPRX flown by Jon and Andy.


There's a new dedicated FASVIG website which was launched today - 14th April -http://www.fasvig.org 

Please take a look, subscribe for Newsletters and Volunteer to help deliver the FAS VFR Implementation Programme.


Check out the 1st class photos on Ed's flickr pages. 

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Service Bulletins

Important Service Information: Please check with Vans and LAA for current SB's.

Summary of last 12 months follows:-

SB-18-03-30 RV-10 - Elevator stop inspection

SB 18-03-06 RV-12 - Replace throttle return springs

SB 18-02-03 RV-12 - Anti-Servo Tab Cracks

SB 18-02-02 RV-12 - Potential cracking horiz stab

SB-16-12-16 RV-8QB - Missing bolts.

SB 16-08-01 RV-12 - Stabilator Bearing Inspection

SB 16-08-24 RV-12 - Loose engine mount bracket rivets

SB 16-05-23 RV-12 - Nose Fork Inspection

SB 16-03-28 All RV-3,4,6,7,8,9,10,14 - Cracking of wing aft spar web at the inboard aileron hinge bracket attach rivets.

SB 15-03-05 RV-12 - Rotax 912 Carb Float

SB 14-12-22 RV-6A, 7A, 8A, 9A, 10 - WD-631-PC Nose Stop Flange

SB 14-12-06 RV-12 - F1206F Bearing Cracks

SB 14-11-03 RV-12 - Wing skin-to-spar Rivet Wear

SB 14-10-14 RV-12 - Rotax Carb Float

SB 14-09-10 RV-12 - Throttle Return Springs

SB 14-08-29 RV-10 - Engine Mount Elastomer Plate

SB 14-02-05 RV-3, 4, 6/6A, 7/7A, 8/8A Flying aircraft - Cracks in Elevator Spar

SB 14-01-31 RV-6/6A, RV-7/7A, RV-8/8A - Horizontal Stabilizer Cracks

RV Hobbs 11-Sep-18

Type Kits being built in the UK Flying in the UKFlying World Wide
RV3 9 4301
RV4 17 351427
RV6/6A 39 1032649
RV7/7A 82 941714
RV8/8A 47 671470
RV9/9A 31 551094
RV10 12 10891
RV12 21 11601
RV14/14A 12 066
Totals 274 37910213

UK RV First Flights

G-CKMXG-TRVRG-RVDBG-CKTDG-ICRV

UK RV Records

2011 Record by UK RV8 - Around Britain
A new national speed record in a RV8 (G-ZUMI) over 3,500 km in 14 hours & 17 minutes, including 5 refuelling stops on August 24th.

www.flyingwithdiabetes.com

 

 

 

2010 World Record by UK RV7 - London - Cape Town - London

Steve Noujaim beat the record with 3 days 11 hours and 16 minutes. 4 hours less that the previous record, well done Steve.

www.capechallenge.com

 

 

 

2006 World Record Attempt by UK RV6 - Around the World

A fact that has been obscured by the delays with bad weather, is that I did get quite a few records established the British record for the circumnavigation in the class, established 9 intermediate distance world records, was the only British registered homebuilt to go around the world ( and by far the furthest a Brit homebuilt has gone) and the fastest circumnavigation by any type of RV. The weather and the AI made sure I am the class second fastest in the world- but I'm happy at that!

www.chasingthemorningsun.com

Manuel Queiroz

Chasing the Morning Sun is available from the LAA shop and all the obvious local and internet outlets. Manuel is also available to talks and book signing events if anyone is interested.

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