The Van's Aircraft RV-6, is a side-by-side two-seater, single-engine, low-wing homebuilt aircraft with either tricycle or tailwheel landing gear.
The RV-6 is an all-around sport airplane, with excellent cross-country capability, fine aerobatic qualities and superior handling and capable of
covering long distances at high speed. The side-by-side RV-6 and the tricycle gear RV-6A were introduced in 1986 and soon became the best-selling
kit aircraft. More than 2600 RV-6’s were built. The RV-6/6A were sold in kit form and as a complete ready-to-fly aircraft by Van's Aircraft of Aurora, Oregon,
USA. Van's Aircraft was founded in 1972 by the American aircraft designer Richard E. VanGrunsven. In 2001, the RV-6 was replaced by the RV-7. The RV-7 design
is derived from the RV-6, the main difference being a longer wing with slotted flaps to improve short-field capability. More than 2600 RV-6’s are completed.
The ICAO Aircraft Type Designator for both Van's Aircraft RV-6 and RV-6A is RV6.
The 2020-built Van's Aircraft RV-6KL s/n 2002452-25632 is registered D-EDKL in Germany. Although 2020 is given as the year built, it
took Mr. Karsten Lorenz ten years to built the RV-6KL, where the amateur builder has hardly used semi-finished products.
On 8 May 2022, Van's
Aircraft RV-6KL D-EDKL was seen at it's home base Flugplatz Gewerbepark Breisgau (Bremgarten).