Van’s Aircraft indicates they are in the final phases of flight testing their new entry, the RV-12, into the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) category. This is a new regulatory category of aircraft that has resulted from some new thinking about what is necessary and sufficient in terms of the regulation of homebuild light aircraft. The new category relaxes certain restraints on operators of homebuilt aircraft.

The new regulatory requirements found in the LSA are welcome to those trying to enjoy aviation on a budget. The video below shows an interview with Dick VanGrunsven, founder of Van’s Aircraft.