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Now THAT’s a flow bench!

We paid a visit to Precision Airmotive in Arlington, WA today to check out their facility. Located on the southwest corner of the Arlington airport, Precision is where you go for Bendix fuel injection systems these days – it’s a long story of acquisitions and divestitures that is hard to follow – but they are […]


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Light Stuff

Light Stuff

Columnist Roy Beisswenger takes a look at what’s currently available in the foot-launched and wheeled variety of canopy or soft-wing aircraft.

Legacy Act

Legacy Act

Marc Cook takes a close look at Erik Larson’s Legacy and finds out why Lancair’s rework of its seminal 200-235-320-360 design is as swoon-worthy as its predecessors.

Ready to Build?

Ready to Build?

You can begin your aircraft project right now—before even deciding on a kit. Here are 10 ways to get ready to build. By Reiff Lorenz.

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Puyallup’s Northwest Aviation Conference in Full Swing

We spent the day at the Northwest Aviation Conference, happening this weekend at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup, east of Tacoma, and south of Seattle. The conference features vendor booths and presentations on a wide variety of aviation topics, and has a different feel than most of the fly-in air shows you will find […]

Lawsuit Against Van’s Aircraft Dismissed

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 Sold!

Lancairs in flight with the Evolution in the lead, followed by a Legacy and a IV-P. There is no doubt that these are fast and fine-looking airplanes. Photo by Steve Schulte courtesy of LOBO.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 […]

2017 Seabird Splash-In

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.

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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.

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.

Industry news

Superior Air Parts Parts Eligibility Search Tool

Superior XP-360 EngineSuperior 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.

Belite Offering Discounts on Instruments

Buy ANY Belite Instrument, Get 15% off with coupon code SEBRING15 through February 14, 2107. This includes Belite's standard instruments, as well as the new RADIANT Instruments.

15 second Demo: Freaky Fast responsiveness with a 2 ounce solid state RADIANT Turn Coordinator

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 […]


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Lucky Hunters Rescued By Chance
A couple of hunters from a small northern Canada village are being called the "luckiest two guys in the Arctic" after an RCAF patrol aircraft...

Tucker Wins Hoover Trophy
Veteran airshow pilot Sean Tucker will receive AOPA's R.A. "Bob" Hoover Trophy on March 8 at a ceremony at Terminal A at Reagan National Airport....

John King Hits FAA Medical Inflexibility
The FAA is shooting itself in the foot with its inflexible attitude on medical disqualifications according to veteran instructor and aviation...

AOPA Presses TSA For TFR Relief
AOPA has suggested a way to ease the impact of President Donald Trump's frequent visits to his Palm Beach resort. AOPA President Mark Baker has...

Flybe Dash-8 Gear Collapses At Schipol
A Flybe Dash-8 suffered a gear collapse Thursday at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport as a major storm battered western Europe. There were no injuries...

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Dynon Avionics' latest-generation SkyView integrated avionics called the SkyView HDX has a newly designed bezel and user controls for easier use while flying in turbulence, plus brighter displays and a reworked touch interface. Larry Anglisano takes a product tour of the HDX with Dynon's Michael Schoefield in this video.
At Sun 'n Fun 2016, Dynon continued to push into the world of non-certified avionics with its SkyView SE, a less expensive version of its popular SkyView EFIS system. Paul Bertorelli prepared this video report.
The G5 is a self-contained electronic flight instrument, which can be interfaced with Garmin's G3X/Touch avionics and autopilot for backup and flight instrument redundancy. The GMA245 and remote GMA245R Bluetooth audio panels have advanced entertainment input functions and onscreen programming.
At Sun 'n Fun 2016, Just Aircraft is showing off its new Titan-powered SuperSTOL XL. Harrison Smith took Paul Bertorelli for a half-day demo flight in the new airplane, and here's his video report.
Kit manufacturer Zenith Aircraft Company has released a new 360-degree VR short video to showcase its kit aircraft and to promote the rewarding hobby of kit aircraft building and flying light-sport aircraft.
Whether you are upgrading the audio system in an older LSA or experimental or building a new project, PS Engineering and Garmin have non-certified audio panels equipped with advanced features better suited for smaller cabins.
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