Thursday, January 19, 2012

Van’s Aircraft RV-12: Students building airplane from kit

NORTH VERNON — An after-school project launched in Jennings County aims to inspire a new generation of pilots and airplane mechanics.

Since early 2011, a group of about 10 Jennings County High School students has been assembling a Van’s Aircraft RV-12 airplane, a job dubbed the Eagle’s Nest Project.

Once finished, the two-seat, single engine, 740-pound sport aircraft will achieve cruising speeds of 130 mph with a four-hour flight range.

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