Founded in 1973, Van’s Aircraft, Inc. is arguably the most successful kit airplane in the market. Reporting their 10,000th homebuilt aircraft flown in 2017 the RV series aircraft can be found at countless airports throughout the country. Flown with a light touch and available in variants from aerobatic to light sport, let’s look at the current Van’s RV aircraft available:
Van’s RV3 – Single seat, tailwheel configuration
Van’s RV4 – Two seat tandem aircraft with conventional gear
Van’s RV7/RV7A – Two seat side by side aircraft available in tailwheel or tricycle configuration
Van’s RV8/RV8A – Going back to tandem style the RV8 can be built as a tailwheel or tri gear
Van’s RV9 – Side by side two seat RV that is non-aerobatic and available in tailwheel or tri gear
Van’s RV10 – The only four seat model designed by Van’s RV
Van’s RV12 – Van’s entered the light sport market with the side by side RV12
Van’s RV14 – The latest Van’s has to offer with a two seat, side by side, aerobatic aircraft
Insurance carriers also trust in the Van’s RV series. So much so that carriers that historically would not insure experimental aircraft will write Van’s aircraft. Aircraft insurance on the Van’s RVs have some of the best rates available for experienced pilots.
If you are a current or prospective Van’s RV owner, the agents and pilots at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) can easily guide you through the process of insuring your experimental aircraft. We can even provide affordable builders‘ risk insurance while under construction. AIR shops all the major aviation insurance markets to obtain the best available rates and coverage. Call 301-682-6200 or request an aircraft insurance quote online today!