Van's Aircraft Records 7000th First Flight

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Ron Jagels' RV-12 is considered the 7000th RV to fly.

According to the company’s website, Van’s Aircraft has recorded the 7000th first flight. Ron Jagels’ RV-12, flew on October 12, and was marked as the 7000th RV to fly.

According to Jagels: “RV-12 N647RM, serial number 120230 completed her first flight on the morning of 10/12/2010. Construction started in May of 2009 and with some time lags while awaiting materials the project went very quickly. This is my second RV project and the materials and detailed instructions made it a real pleasure to build. First flight was great as there was no indication of heavy wing, ball was centered at cruise and all engine parameters were normal. All elements of the First Flight Test Card #1 were completed. Now on to Flight test #2.”

For more information, visit the Van’s Aircraft site.

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KITPLANES Editor in Chief Marc Cook has been in aviation journalism for more than 30 years. He is a 4000-hour instrument-rated, multi-engine pilot with experience in nearly 150 types. He’s completed two kit aircraft, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glasair Sportsman 2+2, and currently flies a 2002 GlaStar.

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