The practical jet age arrives. By Paul Dye.
Super Cubs are beloved by many a backcountry adventurer, and several kits offer options to meet the demand of builders interested in these sturdy workhorses. By Dave Prizio.
Retro look for fun flying. By Kevin Horton.
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.
Who doesn’t like a happy face? Apparently not many, and that makes this Cubcrafters Sport Cub photo by Drew Seguin of Mason, Michigan the winner of the KITPLANES Best of Intake Plugs Photo Contest winner. Drew writes that he took “one look and it was clear what the intake plug needed to be.” Congratulations, Drew! Look for your Aircraft Spruce […]
Bob Irwin, co-founder of Aircraft Spruce, passed away on June 26, 2015 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona at age 95. Along with his wife Flo, he started Fullerton Air Parts in 1955, Aircraft Spruce in 1965, and ACS Products Co. in 1983. Bob held a doctorate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri […]
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.
Backcountry aircraft manufacturer CubCrafters has announced a new program designed to engage airplane buyers more intimately with their purchase. Carbon Cub FX Builder Assist immerses new owners in the construction of the aluminum, steel and composite parts that make up the Carbon Cub, allowing the customer to know their aircraft in the way only an […]
Zenith Aircraft is organizing their eighth annual “Fly in to Summer” Open Hangar Day and Fly-In Gathering at the Zenith Aircraft kit factory in central Missouri in June. This will be a fun gathering of Zenith builders, flyers, and enthusiasts, and is an informal grass-roots fly-in gathering open to all aviation enthusiasts: Visit the factory, see the new Zenith […]
Hartzell Propeller will pick the winner of its Top Prop Trailblazer Sweepstakes in a random drawing at EAA AirVenture next month in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The winner will be able to choose between a three-day backcountry flying adventure or a seaplane rating. The prize package includes transportation, lodging and meals for the winner and a guest […]
Pilotless Twin-Engine Airplane Completes Flight Tests
The sight of an otherwise normal-looking light twin flying around the patch with no one in the cockpit has just put a new spin on unmanned aerial...
At San Carlos Airport, there is a lot of pilot training that occurs, so it is common to hear interesting radio calls. ... One day, a helicopter...
Able Flight Class of 2015 Pilots Earn Their Wings
Six pilots, the latest graduates of Able Flight's training program, will receive their wings during a ceremony July 21 at EAA AirVenture in...
Injuries Light In Beach Landings
A 12-year-old boy suffered a gashed head but there were no other injuries when a banner-towing aircraft made a forced landing on a crowded...
Drone Racing Gains Popularity
Well, as the BBC reporter in the posh British accent says in the accompanying video, it was only a matter of time. The first U.S. Aerial Gran Prix...
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