2007 NEWS:

[15 NOV] Vans Aircraft Issue a Service Bulletin to all Nose Wheel RV Aircraft: Service Bulletin & Letter

[14 NOV] All the GariepDam Flyinn Photos and captions have been uploaded...click on the picture for more

[REMINDER] RV Gariep Dam Flyinn 12-14 October 2007 Formation Training Weekend

[Tony Bailes]: "There has been a good response to the formation flying for the weekend. The plan is roughly:

- Friday 12 Oct arrive at Gariep 11h00.

- Friday 12 Oct Formation briefing 14h00 to 18h00

- Friday 12 Oct Welcoming Braai 18h00

- Saturday 13 Oct Formation Flying 09h00 to 16h00

- Sunday 14 Oct Formation Flying 09h00 to 14H00

- Sunday 14 Oct Late Depart for home "

[5 OCT] On Saturday 26th May 2007, Dave Armstrong's RV-7 registration A2-RVS took to the air for her first flight in the very capable hands of Chalkie Stobbart from South Africa.

DAVE: "A2-RVS is the first RV to be built and registered in Botswana. She started life as a quick-build and 28 months and some 2200 hours later she flew off into the most beautiful African sunset. On landing some forty minutes later I asked Chalkie how she flew. "She fly's like she knows she's an RV" was his reply. The aircraft is equipped with 'steam driven' Van's instruments, Trio autopilot with altitude hold, Avmap GPS, single Icom radio, transponder and powered by a TMX 0-360 with constant speed Hartzell prop. My thanks for all their help go to my wife Jenny who has been a tower of strength, my son Garth who helped with the bucking and my flying buddies from South Africa who flew up to the ranch to help the "old man" when he was running out of ideas, Andy Lawrence, Peter Lastrucci, John Runciman, Dolf Kruger and Chalkie Stobbart. I would also like the thank all those at Van's Aircraft who made it possible for this project to happen. The design and manufacturing of this kit aircraft is out of this World."

[5 OCT] Peter Cooke finished his RV8 test flight program and is ready to go! 

Peter: "(First flight was on 23 February 2007). Registration ZU-CHI. Fitted with a Lycoming IO360 200hp engine and Hartzell C/S propeller, Lasar electronic ignition system and inverted fuel and oil systems. I installed classic round dial instruments along with a Garmin GNC 250XL Comm/GPS set and a Bendix/King altitude encoding transponder. All round a delight to fly."

[12 SEP] Peter Westmoreland purchased Andrew Coleman's ZU-LUS and send us some pictures.

[6 Sep] Some Photos of the RV's over some nice terrain that have been emailed to me in the past couple of months. SNOW and WILDCOAST

[20 Jun] Some Photos of the Springs Fly-in Event.

[15 Jun] Get all the important SA weather charts on you mobile phone for FREE. Most mobile phones can browse the internet nowadays. Get your phone settings from your service provider: Use this internet address exactly as is www.rudigreyling.com/wx. Note some mobile phones require you to save the image and ZOOM it to see all the detail.

[12 Jun] Reminder of the Annual Springs Free Breakfast Fly-in on SAT 7 July 2007 from 7 AM onwards for all pilots and passenger that arrive via air. Phone Rudi for details (083-245-9955) and click on the Map for More.

[31 May] Received some photo's of Dave Emond's recently completed RV 10 -ZU-RVD, nicely done in traditional Van's Colours:

[31 May] Received some new photos of Andy Lawrence's Recently completed RV-6's ZU-RVV. Andy Says it best: "After 6 and a half years my very slow build RV6 kit finally took to the air in the capable hands of Chalkie Stobbart! Flies straight and level hands off and no snags!! The plane is powered by a Lyc 0360 with a Hartzell VP prop. Hope to see you at the next RV fly in!" - RV Grinning Andy Lawrence

[31 May] Received some nice photos of an RV-6 ZU-JHA.

[31 Mar] Mervyn And Chris finish flying of their test hours and give us pictures of their recently finished RV's in full glory with their wheel pants on:

[23 Mar] First Flight: Chris Spencer-Scarr's RV7A is Flying ZU-RVZ. Chris: "1 week later and she now has 25 hours! Kit 71554 Superior XP-360 engine Sensenich Fixed pitch prop Dynon D100 EFIS Dynon D120 EMS Digiflight II Autopilot with a/hold 2 x Icom A200 Comms Garmin 296 Garmin GMA340 Xponder mode C Garmin Audio Panel And a healthy overdraft!!!! But she's brilliant"

[12 Feb] First Flight: Mervyn Roberts' RV8 took to the sky. Mervyn: "It is powered by a 180HP Superior XP IO-360 with Lasar ignition and a Hartzel prop. The panel has an AF-2500 engine management system, Blue Mountain Sport (G3) EFIS with two axis auto pilot, Garmin SL30, Icom A200, Garmin 327 Transponder and a CD player. To date I have flown 12 hours. Once I have put the spats on I will send other pictures"

[19 Jan] Robin Coss puts another RV8 in the air. It is a RV8, ZU-MDB, the Mango stickers is a joke as the owners Mike and Donovan Waite fly for SAA. It's maiden flight was on 7 January.

[09 Jan] Details updated for the Mozambique Fly-out 2007: 16-21 May

[08 Jan] Bill from www.aerogizmos.com send me a fuel lever for evaluation. Nice little gadget to upgrade that old Van's lever. Here's a Short movie of the replacement process.

[01 Jan] Happy new year everyone may it be a fantastic RV Year!


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