The RV-15 is a significant departure from Van’s Aircraft’s previous 14 designs. The company started offering its low-wing kit airplanes in 1972 and the current production line includes eight airplanes ranging in size from the single-seat RV-3 to the four-seat RV-10. The versatile product line offers airplanes specifically designed for speed, cross-country flights and aerobatics. Most of the airplanes are offered as kits; however, the RV12iS SLSA can be purchased as a complete build. The last design—the speedy, spacious, two-seat, side-by-side RV-14—was first introduced nearly a decade ago.