A Rare Sight in the Van's Booth at Sun 'n Fun

IFR-RV-14 panel

Here's a real head turner at the Van's display tent during opening day of SNF 2016: a fully equipped IFR airplane. Even Gus at Van's noted it was the first IFR airplane they've ever displayed, having always designed the successful line of RVs as sport aircraft. The really beautiful aircraft on display is the new RV-14 built by Mitch Lock, Van's East coast distributor. It has a fully redundant Garmin G3X Touch system with a fully coupled autopilot. And the gorgeous paint job in full metal flake really glistens in the sun. All kits are now available for the RV-14 and I bet we will be seeing many of them at fly-ins in the not too distant future! Yes, that is Mitch standing next to the RV-14.



Vic Syracuse

Vic Syracuse is a Commercial Pilot, CFII with ASMEL/ASES ratings, an A&P, DAR, and EAA Technical Advisor and Flight Counselor. Passionately involved in aviation for over 40 years, he has built 11 aircraft and logged over 8700 hours in 72 different kinds of aircraft. Vic volunteers as a Young Eagle pilot and Angel Flight pilot. He chairs the EAA Homebuilt Council and is a member of EAA’s Board of Directors. He also has his own sport aviation business called Base Leg Aviation.

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