Flight Of The Navigator

Vans RV-7 - Civilian

The Vans series of aircraft are the most popular home-built aeroplanes in the world, with over 10,000 now flying.

The RV-7 is a two-seat taildragger, capable of cruising at speeds of up to 200mph and designed so that you can traverse half the American continent in a day. The aircraft attending RIAT 2019 is being built by Group Captain Mark Manwaring, an RAF Navigator, Air Tattoo commentator and private pilot who is building the aircraft to circumnavigate the world.

Find out more about Mark's journey, both to build the aircraft and plan his flight: RAF Flight of the Navigator.