RV-Pilots.eu

The European website for pilots who fly an airplane designed by Van´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
  • Formation Days Trento

    Formation Days in Trento hosted by EAA Chapter #1581! Usually a highlight of the year. The last few years we were very lucky with great weather in early September and we hope it is similar this year. Great flying in a welcoming atmosphere, good food and an amazing scenery. Please note that it usually takes prior formation experience to be able to actively participate in flights at this event as a pilot. 

    Check this PDF for more information: Formation Days Trento 2022
    Trento-Mattarello Airport (LIDT)
    08.09.2022 - 11.09.2022

Enter new Event

Event History

  • Name
    Description
    Location
    Date
  • Experimental Days 2022

    Fly-in in Belgium with catering, activities and different options for accommodation (camping, hotel, ...)

    One of the best events in 2022!!

    Check this link for more information and a registration form: Experimental days
    Leopoldsburg Airfield (EBLE)
    01.07.2022 - 03.07.2022
  • 16th private fly-in of builders and pilots of Van’s

    "As both the Fly-ins for 2020 and 2021 were cancelled due to the pandemic, we have good hope that his year we will be able to maintain it.." 

    "Biscarrosse is located 40 Km south of Arcachon and the famous « Dune du Pilat » (Pilat Dune). We hope to welcome you there under a bright sunny sky."

    "Van's Club de France" is one of the biggest and most active Van's Pilot's association in Europe. You can expect this event to be similar to the last one in 2019 with great hospitality and fantastic food.

    Check this link for more information Fly in Biscarrosse 2022 and a registration form
    Biscarrosse Parentis Airport (LFBS)
    17.06.2022 - 19.06.2022
  • Royal Dutch Aviation Organization Fly In
    All European RV owners are invited to this Flyin at Middenzeeland Airport (EHMZ) organised by Royal Dutch Aviation Organization and NVAV (the Dutch Amateur Aircraft Builders Association) to celebrate 50 years of NVAV! Camping will be possible on the airport and there will be a big, sponsored BBQ on Saturday night. PDF-Invitation
    Check this link for more information Fun fly-in
    Midden-Zeeland Airport (EHMZ)
    10.06.2022 - 12.06.2022
  • International RV-Fly-in Hildesheim

    In cooperation with Aviators Farm we plan this big RV-fly-in on the first weekend in June and hope to welcome many international RV-pilots! There will be plenty to do and see but the focus is on a relaxed event with lots of opportunities to meet other pilots.

    So far, more than 60 RV from the UK, Poland, France, Spain, Switzerland and other countries have signed up.


    Information about the event location and arrival briefing: Arrival information 

    Please fill in the registration form and send it to the address mentioned in the file above or to info@rv-pilots.eu: Registration Form 

    List of hotels: Hotels
    Hildesheim Airport (EDVM)
    03.06.2022 - 05.06.2022
  • Formation days Braunschweig

    We are going to meet in Braunschweig, EDVE in the North of Germany for three days of formation flying. The event will be tailored to the number of pilots participating and their experience, so there will be anything from demo rides over basic training to advanced training. Please also join if you already have formation experience.


    For the moment we have reached the maximum number of participants. Feel free to register to join the waitlist.
    Braunschweig-Wolfsburg Airport (EDVE)
    06.05.2022 - 08.05.2022
  • Formation Days Trento

    This event is not just about formation flying, but also about getting together with other RV-pilots, good food and a great atmosphere. Participating in most formations as a pilot will require previous formation experience. But there might be options for interested pilots to ride along or do a formation introduction and some initial training. 

    If you plan to visit or participate, please contact us before flying in: info@rv-pilots.eu

    Find more - and frequently updated - information in this PDF: Link
    Trento-Mattarello Airport (LIDT)
    10.09.2021 - 12.09.2021
  • OUV Summer fly in
    Annual meeting of German homebuilder association.
    Bad Dürkheim Airport (EDRF)
    27.08.2021 - 29.08.2021
  • EAS-Fly-in
    Annual meeting of the Swiss homebuilder association
    Reichenbach Air Base (LSGR)
    20.08.2021 - 22.08.2021
  • International RV-Fly-In Gelnhausen
    Just east of Frankfurt. Open for RVs and all other aircraft. You can fly in anytime from Friday to Sunday. Radio-communication in English will be provided to assist foreign pilots during arrivals and departures. 

    All days: 
    - No landing/parking fees
    - Restrooms and showers available
    - Camping on the airfield possible
    - Hotels in the vicinity (~ 2km)
    - Car-transfer might be possible ("Pilot-taxi")

    Beginning Friday afternoon: Catering (Breakfast Sat/Sun)
    Saturday evening: Live-music

    Other activities will be organised as well (sightseeing, guided tours in the historic center, ...) and there's a Yak-Meeting during the Fly-in so there should be plenty to see and do.

    The many "might" and "ifs" are due to all the Covid-restrictions and uncertainties and the airshow-part had to be cancelled, but there is a great effort by the organiser to make this fly-in happen! So let's make this the main RV-event in 2021!

    Please register before flying in: https://www.aeroclub-gelnhausen.de/anmeldung-flyin/

    (Translation of the fields from top down:
    name, email address, aircraft-registration, aircraft-type, number of persons, remarks)

    Approach-Chart: https://www.aeroclub-gelnhausen.de/wp-content/uploads/vfr-approach-chart.pdf

    Event on Facebook: Link
    Gelnhausen Airport (EDFG)
    20.08.2021 - 22.08.2021
  • Igo-Etrich Meeting Austria
    Annual meeting of the Austrian homebuilder association
    Zell Am See Airport (LOWZ)
    13.08.2021 - 15.08.2021

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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