|Airplane designer Richard VanGrunsven has dominated
the homebuilt airplane hobby for the past 40+ years. His
series of all-alluminum low-wing “RV” airplanes provide
pilots with the level of flight performance and good looks
that they want.
Since 1973 Van’s Aircraft has sold over 18,000 kits and
plans, with over 8,000 airplanes completed and and flying
in 45 countries. In the U.S. alone the number of RVs
completed each year exceeds the combined production of all
commercial general aviation companies. The RV-8 is Van’s
latest design that features tandem centerline seating, for those
fighter pilot types who like to sit in the middle. Like all RVs,
the RV-8 climbs well, lands slow, and goes fast.