Gippsland GA-8
GA-8 N215AV

Gippsland GA-8

Crew 1 The Gippsland GA-8 “Airvan” is a single piston engine high-wing aircraft operating under an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate. It is capable of carrying five passengers with a flight crew of two. It is powered by a Lycoming IO-540-K1A5 up to 300 HP at sea level. The Airvan has a maximum takeoff weight of 4,000 lbs. T The cockpit is Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible. NTPS operates the Airvan in Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS),  Performance and Flying Qualities flight test instruction.
Passenger 7
Manufacturer GippsAero
Country of Origin Australia
Engine Lycoming IO-540-K1A5
Power 300 hp
Length 29 ft 4 in
Height  12 ft 9 in
Wing Span 40 ft 3 in
Wing Area 208 ft2 
MTOW 4,000 lbs
Range 730 nm
Vne 130 kts
Climb Rate (sea level) 788 ft/min
Service Ceiling 20,000 ft