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FLIGHT TRAINING IN THE RV-12 Want to get some time in the RV-12? Trying to figure out what the RV-Grin is all about? Looking for a place to get training? Check out our list of flight schools offering flight training in the Factory Built RV-12: Click Here: 

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RV-12 Pilot Report Video

RV-12 Pilot Report Video   Take a ride in the RV-12 with Chris Thelan and Dan Johnson as they review the factory built RV-12 S-LSA in a recent video for Light Sport and Ultralight Flyer:  

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Garmin G3X Touch – Now Available

Garmin G3X Touch – Now Available Today, Van’s Aircraft and Garmin are excited to announce the availability of G3X Touch in the Van’s RV-12. The G3X Touch system seamlessly blends the use of familiar buttons and knobs and puts flight information right at your fingertips. The RV-12

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What do owners think of the -12?

What do owners think of the -12? We caught up with Peter Chmelir who tells us about his experience owning and flying a Van’s Aircraft RV-12 S-LSA.  Check out the Video:    

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RV-12 honored as Best New LSA

RV-12 honored as Best New LSA It’s been a great year at Van’s, with the RV-12 announced as Aviation Consumer’s Best New LSA and earning Flying Magazine’s Editor’s Choice award. Aviation Consumer magazine takes pride in providing rigorous, unbiased reviews of aviation products, so were very pleased

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Sunriver RV-12 Experience

Sunriver RV-12 Experience An in-depth review of the factory built RV-12 S-LSA. We will answer the most commonly asked questions about the RV-12 S-LSA, introduce you to the RV-12 Team and answer any questions you may have in person! Hor D’ourves will be served.

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RV-12 Expo

RV-12 Expo The RV-12 EXPO is the premier event for everything RV-12. Seminars are taught by the experts building the certified RV-12 and industry leading representatives.

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Richard VanGrunsven Honored

Richard VanGrunsven Honored The Aero Club of New England (ACONE) announced yesterday that Richard VanGrunsven is the recipient of the 2014 Godfrey L. Cabot Award. ACONE presents this prestigious award annually to individuals or teams who have made unique, significant, and unparalleled contributions to advance aviation and

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New Panel Options

New Panel Options Dynon Avionics and Garmin have both unveiled impressive new EFIS systems aimed at the LSA marketplace. Both systems will be an option in the RV-12. Read the Full Article

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Aviation Consumer Reviews the RV-12

Aviation Consumer Reviews the RV-12   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

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“The new RV-12 is truly a breakthrough airplane, and it will change the way you think about Van's Aircraft. This factory-built Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) is ready to fly, with no assembly required. So even if you've never touched a wrench, you can own one of these amazing airplanes.” -
“The RV-12 may be the most good-natured, docile, yet sporty LSA I've flown yet. It feels both sweet and a little sassy.” - Plane & Pilot Magazine
“With the RV-12, Van’s Aircraft created a light-sport aircraft that hit a sweet spot in the market while earning high marks from owners/builders.”
“We think the company achieved its goal of building an LSA that offers light and responsive control feel without any bad habits that might get low-time pilots in trouble” - Aviation Consumer
“Do yourself a favor: If a low-wing, all-metal funship with wonderful handling and a good cruise are on your bucket list, don't fail to check out the Van's RV-12.” - Plane & Pilot Magazine
“In a market where most LSAs are slow sellers, Van’s hit the mark with the RV-12, delivering a model true to the company’s kit-built DNA while bridging the gap between the home-built and certified world.” - Flying Magazine
“The control response is light, nimble, solid, fighter plane-ish, and so natural and balanced, you feel like you've flown this bird all your life.” - Plane & Pilot Magazine


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Aurora, OR 97002 USA
Tel: 503-678-6545
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