This year’s west coast winter is challenging for non-flight-into-known-icing aircraft, even those with full IFR capabilities! Storm after storm keeps coming onshore, and flying up in the mountains in cold wet clouds just doesn’t work. So it takes a little strategy, and some timing. I had some business to conduct down in Southern California (a […]
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.
Marc Cook reports on the process of developing a new Lycoming O-233 engine package for the Kitfox Series 7 Super Sport and samples the result.
The more realistic you are, the better off youll be. By Brent Owens.
Following the 2014 crash of an RV-10, Van’s Aircraft was sued for damages in a case that was widely publicized and whose outcome was nervously awaited by many in the kit building industry. Today, Van’s announced that the lawsuit has been dismissed and issued the statement below. As many of you may know, Van’s Aircraft […]
Lancair International, Inc. is announcing the sale of all of its out-of-production Assets, Lancair brand, and Kit Components support assets to new ownership based out of Uvalde, Texas. Effective February 8, 2017, composite kit-plane pioneers Lancair International Inc. and Kit Components Inc. announces the sale of all Non-Evolution Aircraft assets to another aviation pioneer, Mark […]
Seabird Splash-In set for April 1-2, 2017 at Tavares Seaplane Base in Tavares, Florida. The weekend will include contests on the water and transit to the SUN 'n FUN Expo Campus for the 43rd Annual SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo on Monday, April 3.
Belite introduced its first two place experimental aircraft design - the Pipper. "I wanted to take my wife flying in a Belite aircraft," explains James Wiebe, the CEO of Belite, "and implement my years of learning about what it takes to make a light plane quick to build, strong and affordable for the owner."
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.
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.
Superior Air Parts, Inc., has announced the availability of a new online part eligibility search tool on the company's website. The new online parts eligibility search tool makes it easy to find the exact part the technician or owner is looking for.
Any pilot who has ever wanted to add a turn and bank to an experimental aircraft panel has been put off by the complexity, weight, reliability, and price of traditional electric or vacuum units. Belite’s new product solves all these problems. It uses a solid state gyro and accelerometer; it weighs less than 2 ounces, and it […]
Norwegian Offers $65 Fares To U.K.
Controversial budget carrier Norwegian Air will launch transatlantic service with its new Boeing 737MAX aircraft this summer with promotional...
Flybe Dash-8 Gear Collapses At Schipol
A Flybe Dash-8 suffered a gear collapse Thursday at Amsterdam's Schipol Airport as a major storm battered western Europe. There were no injuries...
NASA's Quiet Supersonic Design Heads to the Wind Tunnel
NASA's Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) preliminary design model is entering an eight-week testing phase at NASA's Glenn Research Center in...
FAA: Possible Structural Issues in Vintage Cessnas
Cracks near the wing strut attachment were found in several Cessna 207s belonging to a single operator, leading the FAA to request information from...
Alleged Drone Sightings on the Rise
Pilots continue to report increasing numbers of suspected in-flight sightings of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) to air traffic control, says...
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