Alaska and back in a plans-built Sonex. By Robert E. Barber.
Columnist Roy Beisswenger takes a look at whats currently available in the foot-launched and wheeled variety of canopy or soft-wing aircraft.
The Steen Skybolt is a fabric-covered, wood-ribbed biplane that is built for aerobaticsand doesnt disappoint. By Ed Wischmeyer.
Wood or composite? Constant speed or fixed pitch? The choice of propeller should be made just as carefully as the choice of an engine. Dave Prizio outlines some of the important factors to consider.
As a service to its customers and other potential aircraft builders, Zenith Aircraft Company will host its first “Engine Day” at Sun ‘n Fun on Friday, April 4th from 10 am to 2 pm. The event will be staged at the Zenith exhibit booth and is open to everyone. Zenith has invited all major manufacturers […]
Owners of all Glasair Aviation aircraft are now united under one builders and owners association: the Glasair Aircraft Owners Association. The expanded group includes the low-wing Glasair models and the high-wing GlaStar and Sportsman, whether built from a kit or in the Two Weeks to Taxi program at the manufacturer’s facility in Arlington, WA. The […]
The 3rd annual Mojave Experimental Fly-In will be held Saturday April 19, 2014 at Mojave Air and Spaceport. MEFI is intended to encourage the design and building of high performance experimental aircraft and offer attendees the opportunity to meet the pilots and designers of these awe-inspiring machines. The fly-in is composed of three separate events: […]
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.
Boeing Inspecting Dreamliner Wings for Cracks
Boeing is inspecting the carbon fiber composite wings of 787 Dreamliners for potential hairline cracks that are due to a change in the way the...
NTSB Slaps FAA On Drone Regulation (Updated)
NBC News is reporting that the National Transportation Safety Board law judge has dismissed a civil penalty action brought by the Federal Aviation...
Malaysian Boeing 777 Missing, 239 Aboard
Malaysia Airlines reported on Friday that contact had been lost with Boeing 777-200 that was on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The 777 took...
Mooney Names Management Team
With more than 70 employees now employed at its Kerrville, Texas, facility, and about to restart the assembly line to produce the first M20TN...
New This Week
News this week includes Garmin's announcement of new capabilities for G1000-equipped King Airs, and Team AeroDynamix expanding its partnership with...
Aviation Events Gearing Up For Hopeful Season
Sun 'n Fun launches for the 40th time, in Lakeland, Fla., on April 1 -- less than four weeks away -- and with aircraft sales back in positive...
The Weekender: Women of Aviation Week
This weekend's aviation events highlight Women of Aviation Worldwide Week with open houses in addition to traditional fly ins for food and...
Army Women: Better Helo Pilots Than Men?
Ten out of every 100 Army helicopter pilots are women -- but they account for only three out of every 100 accidents. That's the bottom line in an...
New Brain Technology Could Assist ATC
Technology in development at Tufts University in Boston could detect when an air traffic controller's over-tasked brain is nearing the saturation...
User Fees Return In New Budget Plan
A new federal budget plan released by the White House on Tuesday includes a proposal to "establish a surcharge for air traffic services of $100 per...
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