RV-Pilots.eu

The European website for pilots who fly an airplane designed by VanĀ“s Aircraft

Get involved

This website is intended to enable European RV-Pilots to get in contact with each other - within a country but also across borders. There are many RV-Groups on Facebook or Whatsapp, but most of them are limited to a certain group of people and it is hard to get in contact with them or even know that a group like that exists.

Register your Email-Address, enter your homebase and a range. Whenever a new event comes up in that area around your homebase, you are going to receive an update by email. This way, it is easy to also schedule short-term meetings.

There will be no advertisement, no spam and your Email-Address will not be forwarded to anyone.
Not (yet) an RV-Pilot but still interested in these airplanes? Some events might also be suitable for guests.

Upcoming Events

  • Name
    Description
    Location
    Date
  • Experimental days Belgium
    Big fly in with Camping, excellent food and great atmosphere!

    --- Cancelled for 2021, new date set for 2022 ---
    Leopoldsburg Airfield (EBLE)
    02.07.2021
  • RSA-Fly-in
    Annual meeting of the French homebuilder association
    Brienne-le-Château Airport (LFFN)
    23.07.2021
  • Igo-Etrich Meeting Austria
    Annual meeting of the Austrian homebuilder association
    Zell Am See Airport (LOWZ)
    13.08.2021
  • RV-fly-in Gelnhausen
    Flugplatzkerb Gelnhausen. One of the biggest fly-ins in Germany with a special RV-section from June 18 to June 20 --> New Date August 20.-22.. No admission fee for pilots. Camping is possible. Technically the airport is PPR for the event and you have to register for an arrival slot. https://www.flugplatzkerb-gelnhausen.de/
    Gelnhausen Airport (EDFG)
    20.08.2021
  • EAS-Fly-in
    Annual meeting of the Swiss homebuilder association
    Reichenbach Air Base (LSGR)
    20.08.2021
  • OUV Summer fly in
    Annual meeting of German homebuilder association.

    --- new date August 27-29 ---
    Bad Dürkheim Airport (EDRF)
    28.08.2021

Enter new Event

Event History

  • Name
    Description
    Location
    Date
  • Formation training Uelzen
    Formation training in Uelzen. Suitable for newcomers and advanced formation pilots. Set up your tent next to your plane. Other accommodation will also be available. There are manuals that you can study before the event and there will also be a proper briefing before each flight. We follow strict procedures in order to be safe and there's no room for show-off-attitude. Newcomers will be joined by an experienced pilot for the first few flights.

    -- Update 08.04.2021: It is still unclear whether this event can take place. Please send an email to info@rv-pilots.eu if you would like to take part and we will make the final decision in the week before the event --
    Uelzen Airport (EDVU)
    08.05.2021
  • RV Formation days LIDT
    Advanced formation training in Trento, Northern Italy

    Check this file for more information.
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    Check this link for a video of the event!

    Trento-Mattarello Airport (LIDT)
    05.09.2020
  • RV Formation days EDTD
    Formation introduction in Donaueschingen, Germany (EDTD)

    2-4 open slots for beginners with little or no formation experience.
    Learn to fly safe, coordinated formation from takeoff to landing.
    Standard training flights for more experienced formation pilots.

    Check this file for more information.
    Donaueschingen-Villingen Airport (EDTD)
    03.09.2020
  • Formation flight training for beginners

    Opportunity for beginners to get started in formation flight training on August 22+23 in EDTD.  

    2 open slots for pilots with their RV (except RV-10/12). 

    Please send a message for more information. 

    Flights follow detailed and safe procedures and are properly briefed. Typically, a beginner would first ride along as a passenger on a formation flight and then continue basic formation training in two-ship formation (with a safety pilot in the plane) before proceeding further. 
    Donaueschingen-Villingen Airport (EDTD)
    22.08.2020
  • Experimental Days
    -- Cancelled  --
    Experimental Days is an event dedicated to aircraft builders and restorers. Aircraft from all over Europe fly to Sanicole Airfield in Belgium for a weekend filled with aviation joy. All aircraft of any type are welcome to join! In 2017 and 2018 this event was temporary renamed to EFLEVA Days, to support the European Federation of Light, Experimental and Vintage Aircraft (EFLEVA), but since 2019 it is back under it's original name and concept. Save the date 3-4-5 July 2020.
    Leopoldsburg Airfield (EBLE)
    04.07.2020
  • RV Meeting of France
    -- Cancelled  --

    June 5 to 7.
    Biscarrosse Parentis Airport (LFBS)
    05.06.2020
  • RV-Fly-in Italy
    -- Cancelled  --

    The main purpose is to meet for lunch in Asiago on Saturday, May 16. Further program until Sunday, May 17th, is optional. 

    We meet in LIDT / Trento on Saturday at 10. You can also fly directly to Asiago. Meeting time there is 12. 
    Departures from Asiago after 3 and option to fly back to Trento to have dinner and stay until Sunday. 
    Sunday morning: Local flights, lunch, departures. 

    Send an email to info@rv-pilots.eu to register. Please include number of persons and whether you plan to stay overnight and for which meals you'd like to join so we can make reservations. We can also give you recommendations for hotels in Trento and/or Asiago.
    Asiago Airport (LIDA)
    16.05.2020

About us

RV-pilots.eu is all about friendship and passion.

Building or buying an RV is an adventure that not just results in having a great performing airplane, but usually also gets you in contact with many other builders and new friends.

Flying a plane that you built on your own is a big satisfaction and sharing your passion with fellow pilots, builders and other aviation enthusiasts makes it even better.

With support from pilots in the US, some of us have started flying together for professional formation training - a new challenge and a chance to further improve as an aviator. Flying in formation represents both the excitement and beauty of flying and the joy of sharing the passion with other pilots.

Over the last months and years, we were able to establish a network of pilots and soon had planes from Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy attend our trainings. And there are also non-pilots who joined and supported us with their skills as photographers or graphic designers!

When you build your RV and spend many hours cutting metal and setting rivets, it can be hard to focus on anything else besides building. RV-pilots.eu is the attempt, to let you enjoy the completed project even more by sharing your passion with new friends.

And that's the spirit of this project: no advertising, no fees and no intention to make money out of it. Our aim is to organize fly-ins and training events and to share our passion with other aviation enthusiasts.

Welcome aboard!

Contact us

Tobias Treichel
Hegi 25
8197 Rafz
Switzerland
info@rv-pilots.eu

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