After 40 years of supplying kits for amateur-built aircraft, Van’s Aircraft, Inc. stepped into a new world on May 31, 2013, when it delivered its first certified, fly-away, ready-to-go Van’s airplane. George Longino of Dallas, Texas, arrived at Van’s Aurora, Oregon facility and accepted the key to his new “Signature Series RV-12 S-LSA” from company founder Dick VanGrunsven. RV transition training was provided. A total of 12 Signature Series airplanes have been completed or are under construction. Additionally, Sporty’s Pilot Shop has announced that a Signature Series RV-12 will be its 2014 Sweepstakes airplane (www.vansaircraft.com).