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Elliot Seguin sets a point-to-point record with a little help from his friends. By Eric Stewart.

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Velocity, Increased

The Velocity TXL-5 turbo combines style, sophistication and high performance eminently suited to cross-country sojourns at flight levels. By Doug Rozendaal.

Flight Review: Return of the Ultralight

Flight Review: Return of the Ultralight

A few hours piloting the Belite may make you reconsider your preconceived notions about ultralight aircraft. By Ed Wischmeyer.

Building on a Budget

Building on a Budget

Building his VW-powered Zenith CH 701 taught Wayne Clagg a lot about the consequences of powerplant choices… and much more. By Scott M. Spangler.

Kitplanes Visits the Rotax Factory

rotax-factory-tour-snipWith the 912 iS and new iS Sport engine, Rotax is making gains with new products. Reporting for KITPLANES, Paul Bertorelli visited the factory last summer and produced this video explaining how the engines are built.

Sonex Aircraft Reaches Milestone of 500 Completions

Sonex builder Chris Madsen added the September 23rd first flight of his aircraft as the 500th entry in the Sonex Aircraft Builder Database Completions Gallery, representing a major milestone for the entire Sonex community of builders.Sonex Aircraft, LLC passed a major benchmark this week, as news was received from Christopher Madsen of Huntsville, Alabama that his AeroVee powered, Standard Gear Sonex flew for the first time on September 23rd. The addition of Chris’s aircraft brings the company’s database of completed and flown aircraft to 500 reported first flights! “While we […]

Australian Authorities Propose Limitations on Jabiru-Powered Aircraft

Photo: JabiruCASA – the Australian equivalent of the US Federal Aviation Administration – issued draft documents that would severely limit operations for aircraft equipped with Jabiru engines, at least until addition study and investigation into a significant number of engine failures is conducted. Quoting the CASA web site: CASA is responding to a high, and increasing, […]

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Sling Goes Big

Four-seat homebuilt crosses the Atlantic to show its stuff. By Paul Dye.

It’s a Cub Thing

With a bigger engine and lighter airframe, CubCrafters’ Carbon Cub EX kit aircraft takes the Cub experience to a higher plane. By Marc Cook.

Flight Review: Mustang II

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.

SeaRey LSX Amphibian

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.

Free Flight

Paul Dye argues that there is more between man and machine than just the hardware.

Kitfox with a Rotec

The Rotec-radial-powered Kitfox Super Sport taps into our nostalgia for radial engines but with a modern touch. By Marc Cook.

SkyView to the Rescue

When Stan Peternel’s 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.

Product Review: J.P. Instruments EDM-740

JPI is offering a new compact, capable engine monitor that is built and priced for the homebuilt market. By Marc Cook.

Product Review: PS Engineering PMA5000EX

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.

Flight Review: Horse Perennial

LeRoy Cook flies Larry Kinder’s award-winning Mustang II, a fast and fun homage to the legendary P-51 Mustang.

Flight Review: Mission Ready

Bush plane? Heck, yeah! Bill Repucci flies Just Aircraft’s strong, tough and fun Highlander.

Zenith STOL CH 750

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 today’s sport pilot; by LeRoy Cook.

A Witch’s Brew

Liquid consumables for the shop. By Eric Stewart.

Aero 'lectrics

Repairing a malfunctioning headset may be not only inexpensive, but completely doable. By Jim Weir.

Calculating Weight and Balance

This lazy man's guide removes some of the headaches. Sample weight & balance spreadsheets included.

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Red Bull Air Race Schedule for 2015 Announced
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Canada's Psutka To Retire
The president of the world's second largest AOPA pilots' group is retiring sometime in 2015. Kevin Psutka, president of the Canadian Owners and...

Trappe Flies Again
Pilot Jonathan Trappe, who has flown his unique cluster-balloon systems across the English Channel, Lake Michigan, and the Alps, last week...

First Helicopter Solo At 16 Makes New Mexico History
Isaac Wilson made history in his home state of New Mexico on Tuesday when he flew his first solo in a helicopter at age 16. The flight over Double...

The Weekender: Hot Dogs, Homestyle Breakfasts and Homebuilding
A weekend getaway from Thanksgiving leftovers and shopping crowds is in store for pilots via SocialFlight, especially those looking for continuing...

KLM Campaign Reaches Out To Airline Travelers
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines took marketing and customer service a step further in recent weeks with a five-day event assisting thousands of travelers...

Passengers Push Stuck Airplane in Russia
Video of passengers pushing an airliner where its wheels had frozen to the ground in northern Russia made news around the world this week. The...

Homebuilder's Portal by KITPLANES
rotax-factory-tour-snipWith the 912 iS and new iS Sport engine, Rotax is making gains with new products. Reporting for KITPLANES, Paul Bertorelli visited the factory last summer and produced this video explaining how the engines are built.
subsonex-jet-snipAt AirVenture 2014, our team took a video tour of Sonex Aircraft's new JSX microjet. The company's John Monnett gave us an inside look at the jet's construction and performance.
groppo-trail-snipAt AirVenture 2014, Kitplanes got a look at the Groppo Trail, a new kit and E-LSA.
Rotax 912 iS SportIn April 2014, Kitplanes announced the new 914 iS, specifically tailored for the U.S. market. At the company's Wels, Austria headquarters, Kitplanes took a brief flight demo in an aircraft equipped with the new engine.
Garmin G3XGarmin's G3X glass cockpit for LSA and experimental aircraft has a touchscreen feature set and supports on-screen display and command for the Garmin VIRB action cam, plus it controls the GMC305 flight control/autopilot system.
dynon-toush-snipDynon Avionics brought its latest touchscreen system, the Skyview Touch. Dynon's Michael Schofield showed the system to Kitplanes magazine at Sun 'n Fun 2014.
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