First experience flying the Vans RV-12

Hi everyone!
Today, I did my first ever flight on the Vans RV-12. It’s a Light Sport Aircraft and it was a blast!

The glass cockpit was really the takeaway from this airplane, it was super cool, and the first time I’ve ever seen a live glass cockpit, not counting cockpit visits in airliners.

It was super cool, and the plane was easily maneuverable as well.

I was also shown the power on stall, which I asked for. I was told it will be part of lesson 3, and that I will be practicing them then.
I have to say, stalling was rather thrilling. I wouldn’t say scary, but it was sort of like going 0g’s.

I will be flying more hopefully soon!



Before starting engine

Taxiing to the Runway

View of Hampton Beach

KPSM airport in range

New Hampshire Air National Guard (NHANG)


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What an amazing aircraft! I’ve flown the RV 8 and it’s such an amazing aircraft. Looked like a blast!

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My emoji input: 🤤


Looks like you had a blast! Hopefully I’ll fly a light sport aircraft one day, that’ll be amazing! There’s a Sukhoi sport prop at my airport. Pretty old and amazing.

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That sure is a pretty plane! I love the green, and the canopy. 🤤


I found this picture on JetPhotos. Do you know if it was factory built or a kit?

I don’t know, I think it was factory built

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