RV TRANSITION TRAINING
It is highly recommended that everyone get transition training before flying your new RV. This page is a list of all known people offering RV transition training. Back when I started building, Mike Seager was the only one doing it. Now, there are quite a few. If you do RV transition training or know of someone who does and is not listed here, please email me info to be included here.
If you encounter any stale links or any trainer who no longer trains, please email me so I can update this list.
Opinions expressed are those of the author listed for that opinion.
RECOMMENDED BY VAN'S AIRCRAFT:
Alex Dedominici (Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas) 4/30/2017 UPDATE = NO LONGER PROVIDING RV TRANSITION TRAINING
Brian Moentenich (Gresham, Oregon) 503-666-7518 Cell: 503-784-5754 email@example.com
Mike Seager (Vernonia, Oregon) 503-429-5103 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Droege (Boise, Idaho) http://www.letsflyrvtraining.com Cell: 208-867-8468 e-mail: email@example.com
Tom Berge ( Plymouth, Minnesota ) http://www.rvtransition.com phone: 612-418-9500 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
MORE PEOPLE OFFERING RV TRANSITION TRAINING:
I heartily recommend Jan Bussell for transition training. He is located near the Okeechobee, Florida airport (OBE). I took my transition training in February 2005 in his RV-6A. He also has an RV-6. After that several hours with Jan, my first flight in my own RV-6A was almost a non event. Everything was familiar with no surprises. I had not flown during my 5 years of building except to get a couple of biennial flight reviews in Cessna 152 and 172s. He is an excellent instructor. Regards, Richard Dudley RV-6A flying.
I can second Jan Bussell as an excellent RV transition instructor. He knows his aircraft inside and out, and is a calm and thorough instructor. I did nose wheel training with him last year and it helped with my insurance for first flight coverage. Larry Simpson
I took my transition training with Jan Bussell in October, 2010. With a lifetime of teaching and flying behind him, Jan provides training that is silky-smooth. He's very relaxed and personable, and he makes it all flow easily. He has a very organized syllabus, and his teaching manner couldn't be better. He provides clear and gentle guidance, and he was a true pleasure to fly with. I'd very highly recommend him to anyone seeking RV transition training. Brian Meyette N16RK
2. Please add me to your list of RV Transition Trainers. I do a lot of check outs for the MN Wing. Have flown for over 48 years, 38 as an instructor. 23,000 hrs, 6,000 taildragger time. 2,300 in RVs, and I have built my own 8, with 1,200 hrs on it. Have flown the 4,6,6A,7,7A,8,8A,9A, and the good old 10. Enjoy the RVers the most. Located in Western Wisconsin, drop me a note at email@example.com or call 715 247-5106. Tom Irlbeck
3. I do first flights and transition training (in your RV - I do not have an RV for transition training), as well as delivery flights. I can fly to you for free thanks to airline benefits. 17 years of RV instructing. Steve Flattum in northern Illinois. 815-519-3087
4. I am a full-time flight instructor in Ankeny, Iowa (KIKV). I have about 500 hours of RV time, most of that in RV-4 and some in RV-6, 6A, 7A, 9A. I have a total of about 4000 hours, 2500 dual given (most of that is primary and in the typical stuff, C-150, C-172, PA28). I am a current/active CFII with a multi engine rating and tailwheel endorsement. I started flying with my dad back in the 70's and finally got my private back in 94. I have been instructing for about 5 years. I would be willing to travel throughout the midwest to fly with builders that are nearly ready for their first flight, and would also consider performing the initial test flights of new RV's. I will be using my new RV-6 for taildragger transition training and have access to a 6A and a 7A also. Thanks, Jim Delveau CFII jdelveau at gmail dot com
|According to Van's web site, the following CFIs' services would be acceptable for Nationair insurance purposes. However, it seems I can no longer find that page on Van's web site in 2009. However, the information is retained here, for now.|
|USA||Texas||Dave Austin firstname.lastname@example.org||Denton||214-236-7973|
MAY 27, 2010 UPDATE - a reader tells me Pierre Smith has sold his RV and is no longer providing RV transition training.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY A COUPLE PEOPLE ON VAF:
Dan Anderson is in Payson, AZ (NE of Phoenix). He can be reached at email@example.com or 928-472-2502. He is not currently providing transition training in his own airplane, but is doing training in the student's aircraft. He is also providing RV specific aerobatic training and has two parachutes.
AND HERE ARE SOME MORE I FOUND:
Van's keeps changing the URL for their training page - here's the latest version = http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/training.htm
Reuven Silberman firstname.lastname@example.org is in San Diego with an RV-7A
Fred Stucklen Connecticut RV-7A N924RV, 225 Hrs. Over 3100 Hrs Total RV Time! 860-490-3933 * not a CFI
Van's Air Force web site has another list of people who do transition training
last update April 30, 2017
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