The need for (affordable) speed. By Paul Dye.
Electric Light Sport Aircraft are few and far between, owing primarily to the heavy batteries eating into LSA weight restrictions. The Alternair Amp is poised to change all that. By Dean Sigler.
The Steen Skybolt is a fabric-covered, wood-ribbed biplane that is built for aerobaticsand doesnt disappoint. By Ed Wischmeyer.
You can begin your aircraft project right nowbefore even deciding on a kit. Here are 10 ways to get ready to build. By Reiff Lorenz.
We checked in at 8:00 a.m. today at the “One Week Wonder” project pavilion where a team of volunteers is determined to build and conduct initial taxi testing of a Zenith CH 750 kit airplane in seven days–front and center in the heart of AirVenture 2014. The atmosphere throughout the pavilion—volunteers and the large, ever-changing […]
Belite’s improved angle of attack system is lightweight, affordable, easy to install and calibrate, and offers pilots a choice of either a panel display or heads-up display. Priced at $499, the AOA system is compatible with most Experimental, ultralight, and Light Sport Aircraft (with manufacturer approval). It uses a true wind vane (just like airliners […]
Lone Palm Aero announced that the Groppo Trail LSA is now available in the United States. Designed by respected Italian engineer Nando Groppo, the tandem-seat Trail is very popular throughout Europe, with more than 110 aircraft sold so far. Experimental Light Sport (ELSA) and Experimental/Amateur-Built (E/A-B) kits start at $28,250. The ready-to-fly Special Light Sport […]
Four-seat homebuilt crosses the Atlantic to show its stuff. By Paul Dye.
With a bigger engine and lighter airframe, CubCrafters Carbon Cub EX kit aircraft takes the Cub experience to a higher plane. By Marc Cook.
When Don Caskey recognized that a passel of his neighbors had built and were flying Mustang IIs, he got the bug and constructed a custom-made version of his own. By Ed Wischmeyer.
Progressive Aerodyne has a new version of its kitbuilt amphibian, the SeaRey LSX, and the updates to the design live up to high expectations. By Ed Wischmeyer.
Paul Dye argues that there is more between man and machine than just the hardware.
The Rotec-radial-powered Kitfox Super Sport taps into our nostalgia for radial engines but with a modern touch. By Marc Cook.
When Stan Peternels Blue Mountain EFIS proved unreliable, he decided to bite the bullet and invest in a Dynon SkyView system. Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook discusses the numerous challenges of the retrofit.
JPI is offering a new compact, capable engine monitor that is built and priced for the homebuilt market. By Marc Cook.
At its heart, the PMA5000EX is a four-place stereo intercom in an audio panel that supports two each of coms, navs, switching aux inputs, music inputs plus having five unswitched aux inputs and a front-panel input for a music source or cell. By Marc Cook.
LeRoy Cook flies Larry Kinders award-winning Mustang II, a fast and fun homage to the legendary P-51 Mustang.
Bush plane? Heck, yeah! Bill Repucci flies Just Aircrafts strong, tough and fun Highlander.
Changing with the times, Zenith Aircraft has introduced an improved version of a design that debuted some 20 years ago. With a larger payload, more robust landing gear and greater visibility among other features, the CH 750 is tailored for todays sport pilot; by LeRoy Cook.
Liquid consumables for the shop. By Eric Stewart.
Repairing a malfunctioning headset may be not only inexpensive, but completely doable. By Jim Weir.
This lazy man's guide removes some of the headaches. Sample weight & balance spreadsheets included.
"One Week Wonder" Day 3: Infectious Enthusiasm
We checked in at 8:00 a.m. today at the "One Week Wonder" project pavilion where a team of volunteers is determined to build and conduct initial...
Teacher's Day Draws Educators to AirVenture
Many educators came to Oshkosh on July 29 to take part in Teacher's Day here at AirVenture 2014, an annual event sponsored by Build A Plane.
SocialFlight Expands Offerings
If you're bored with the $100 hamburger, SocialFlight may have some inspirational options. At AirVenture in Oshkosh, SocialFlight is showing off...
Boeing Announces Ab Initio Pilot Training
Boeing's massive presence at AirVenture 2014 was explained today when it announced a worldwide ab initio airline pilot training program that will...
Boeing Projects 1.1 Million Aviation Jobs
Over the next 20 years, an expanding global fleet of aircraft will create jobs for more than 1.1 million commercial airline pilots and maintenance...
Delta Hawk Almost Ready For Production
After more than 20 years in development, the Delta Hawk Jet A piston engine is now headed for certification. At a news conference at AirVenture...
Sun Flyer Electric Trainer At AirVenture
It's not easy breaking out of pack at AirVenture. However, PC Aero's Sun Flyer, a solar-electric proof-of-concept airplane, is getting...
CJ3 First Flight
The Citation CJ3 business jet has successfully completed its first flight, Cessna said this week. Mark Tuttle, production flight test pilot, said...
Girl, 9, Hurt In Beach Landing, Dies
Oceana Irizarry, 9, who was injured by a Piper Archer making an emergency landing on a Florida beach on Sunday, has died, officials said on...
Hartzell Engine Technologies Acquires Plane-Power
In a press conference at AirVenture today, Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET) (sister company to Hartzell Propellers--both owned by Tailwind...
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