For only $425 you can learn the basic skills needed to construct an RV kit. We teach basic sheet metal skills, basic RV construction and provide hands-on tool training. Your spouse or building partner can join you for only $50 more.
Students will need to bring their own ear protection, safety glasses and wear appropriate shoes. A $100 non-refundable deposit will hold your position in the class. Class times are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mountain Time)
Ready to start but feeling a little overwhelmed? Let us help. Just bring your empennage kit with you or have Van's Aircraft ship it directly to our shop. Come in, build it, then take it home complete. Our Empennage Building Class will run at your pace.
Pricing For RV-7/7A and 8/8A is $3500*. You'll receive 7 (10 hour) days of assistance and instruction, the use of our shop tools and space to complete your empennage.
Pricing for the RV-9/9A is $4500* for 9 (10 hour) days for the empennage.
Pricing for the RV-10/14/14A is $7500* for 15 (10 hour) days for the empennage. Pricing for the RV-10/14 is $5000* for 10 (10 hour) days for the tail cone up to final assembly.
Pricing for RV-12 is $3500* for 7 (10 hour) days for the empennage. Pricing for the RV-12 is $2500* for 5 (10 hour) days for the tail cone up to final assembly.
In our class you will build the empennage with our support and when you leave you will have the skills and confidence you need to complete your project. We offer a flexible schedule and have time to give you the one on one attention we feel is necessary to provide excellent instruction.
*After listed hours above, the remaining time would be at $50/hour.
Note: All prices subject to change without notice.