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PH-RVN Van's Aircraft RV-9A c/n 91073 - Hoogeveen airfield in Holland - 16 April 2022 vliegveld Hoogeveen (EHHO)

The Van's Aircraft RV-9 / RV-9A, is a side-by-side two-seater, single-engine, low-wing homebuilt aircraft with either tricycle or tailwheel landing gear. The RV-9 is the tail-wheel equipped version while the RV-9A is the nose-wheel version of the aircraft. The RV-9/9A is an airplane, designed for pilots who are not interested in aerobatics but simply want a nice-handling aircraft for sport flying. With side-by-side seating, this two-seater is designed to provide fast and efficient cruising while retaining a low landing speed. The RV-9 shares many common parts with the RV-7 and the RV-8, which reduces production costs. The main difference of the RV-9/9A with the RV-4/6/8 is the wing that is longer and narrower than the wings of the RV-4/6/8 series, and uses a new Roncz airfoil. The increased span allows it to climb well on low power and glide a long way. The flaps are a long span, slotted, high lift design that allows the airplane to land slower than many primary trainers. A simplified constant-chord horizontal tail and large vertical tail are proportioned to work with the longer wing. The robust fuselage and cabin are identical to the RV-7/7A and there are the same sliding/tip-up canopy and trigear/tailwheel landing gear options.The RV-9 prototype was flown first in December 1997. The Van's Aircraft RV-9 was introduced on the market in 1999. The RV-9/9A is 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. Thousands of RV-9/9As have been sold and up to now over 1000 RV-9/9A aircraft are completed. The ICAO Aircraft Type Designator for both Van's Aircraft RV-9 and RV-9A is RV9.

On 12 July 2005, registration PH-RVN was reserved for the amateur-built Van's Aircraft RV-9A s/n 91073, that would be built under NVAV No. 273. On 3 April 2009, the Van's Aircraft RV-9A was registered PH-RVN in the Netherlands with L.M. Verhoeven, Veghel. The aircraft is powered by an AVCO O-320-E3D engine. On 30 August 2019, Van's RV-9A PH-RVN was registered with a new owner and the aircraft is based at Hoogeveen Airfield since. On 16 April 2022, Van's Aircaft RV-9A PH-RVN was seen at Hoogeveen airfield.

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