Picture of the Day: Screaming Yellow RV-7

Frequent contributor Hayman Tam submitted the following photo and note: “Basking in the morning sun, this RV-7 awaits a pilot at Chino Airport (KCNO) in California. Being the day of the hugely popular Planes of Fame airshow, there was certainly no shortage of pilots available. First flown in 2001, the RV-7/7A is Van’s most popular […]

Picture of the Day: Sunset at KCRE

John Charles of Myrtle Beach, S.C., sent in this photo for Picture of the Day. “My RV-7 is pre-flighted for an evening flight,” he explains. “I had parked my car and was walking back to the aircraft when I took this shot last December.” He adds the plane was built in 2006 by Don McLendon […]

Picture of the day: West Texas hospitality

Jay Carpenter, secretary and past president of the Texas Aviation Association, sent in this photo, with a brief note: “While in a foreign territory, the RV-7 ‘Odette’ finds shelter from the storm thanks to a local Air Tractor pilot at Dimmitt Municipal Airport (T55). West Texas hospitality at its best!” Jay Carpenter, secretary and past […]

Van’s celebrates 10,000th plane flying

When David Porter took his first flight in his RV-7 on Nov. 24, 2017, he probably didn’t know he was making history. The Martinsburg, W.Va., pilot’s plane became the official 10,000th Van’s RV aircraft to transition from a collection of parts and take to the skies. “We say ‘official’ because there are certainly more than […]