Van's RV-12 S-LSA Newsletter, March 2014 - Sun n' Fun, Expo Update and more
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See you at Sun n' Fun

We're exhibiting an RV-12 S-LSA at Sun n' Fun from April 1 to 6. Please stop by the Van's Aircraft booth which is located at NE-012/013 right in the very middle of the site. We're hoping to offer demo flights but these will be arranged on a day-by-day basis, see Joe Blank who will also be happy to answer any questions about the airplane. 

25 years of the Rotax 912

The manufacturer bills the Rotax 912 as "The Engine that Changed Light Aviation" and with more than 40,000 units delivered since 1989, it's hard to argue. Light weight, modern design, low fuel consumption and maintenance reliability helped make it the engine of choice for a whole generation of aircraft, including the RV-12, which was designed to maximize the capabilities of the Rotax 912ULS.

Expo Update

We've been thrilled by the initial response to RV-12 Expo (June 17-21).  With registrations received from across the USA and as far afield as Australia and Spain, this is shaping to be a unique gathering of RV-12 owners, builders and pilots. An updated schedule is now available. Be quick - one of the classes is sold out, and just a handful of spaces remain on several others.


Every customer to date has chosen to install the ADS-B option on their new RV-12 S-LSA. The FAA has mandated that aircraft must be ADS-B equipped by 2020 if they want to fly in airspace that currently requires a transponder. So the $1,600 option makes sense, especially as it immediately provides subscription-free weather, TFR information and the precise location, altitude, speed and direction of nearby traffic. The Dynon Skyview contains a proprietary algorithm that predicts and warns of potential collision threats. 

Order & Delivery Update

Factory delivery slots are available from June onwards and can be secured with a $5,000 refundable deposit. Contact us for more information. We recently sold our first airplane to Hawaii and learned the airplane fits nicely inside a 20 foot shipping container!

What's YOUR favorite?

The RV-12 S-LSA is available in seven different color schemes, and since the turn of the year we've delivered one (or more) of every flavor!  Clockwise, starting at the top Gold Burst Red, Norwegian Teal, Diamond Dust Black & Platinum, Tahoe Blue, Golden Tangerine, Sparkling Plum Wine and Spring Creek Green.

Sporty's Fly-In, May 17th

At noon on May 17th, one lucky Sporty's customer will be drawn as the winner of the 2014 Sporty's Sweepstakes RV-12 S-LSA. You don't need to be present to win, but the event is worth attending with over 30 exhibitors and free seminars from the likes of Garmin, Bendix/King, Aspen Avionics and ForeFlight. With free lunch provided and the chance to view the RV-12 S-LSA... what more could you ask for?  More details...
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