These pages record the construction of my Van’s RV14 aeroplane from a kit of parts. The kit is produced by Van’s Aircraft of Oregon, USA. My name is Steve Hicks, and I’m a retired airline captain living in Shropshire, UK.

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My lifelong friend Tim Nicholas, a professional helicopter pilot, has also provided invaluable help during the building. We have shared flying adventures for more than 40 years, owning a Hang Glider, a Highway Demon Skytrike microlight,  a Streak Shadow and now a Jodel D120.

During the preparation and research for this project I have very much appreciated browsing other builder’s web sites, providing a wealth of information and inspiration. I hope these pages will provide similar help … but please remember that there may well be different or better ways to accomplish the various tasks.

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