The need for (affordable) speed. By Paul Dye.
From initial climb performance to Chuck-Yeager-like landings, the Sling 2 reveals its designers emphasis on handling. By Marc Cook.
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.
Glasairs decision to turbocharge its Sportsman model opened up the door to additional design considerations and refinements. But getting to the desired performance has proved challenging. By Marc Cook.
Just in time for EAA Airventure Oshkosh, Van’s Aircraft and Dynon Avionics are excited to announce the DUAL-SCREEN DYNON SKYVIEW TOUCH option for the factory-built RV-12, available from September 1. The dual-screen option provides a larger view of mapping, the ability to share information across screens, and redundancy in the rare event that one […]
Garmin® Team X Introduces New G3X™ Touch 7-Inch Touchscreen Display Option and Connext™ Cockpit Connectivity for Experimental Aircraft
Garmin International announced today a new 7-inch G3X Touch display option for experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft. The new, high-resolution infrared touchscreen display compliments the existing 10.6-inch G3X Touch system, offering new panel design options and redundancy. All G3X Touch displays support Connext cockpit connectivity between avionics and mobile devices featuring wireless flight plan […]
Kitplanes cover-shot photo guru Richard VanderMeulen lined up this beautiful picture of the Mo’Venture gang early Sunday morning. While Richard usually considers shooting more than three aircraft at once akin to herding cats, the Mojave pilots proved to be as skilled at formation flight as they are at sending civilians to space. “Considering how they […]
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.
Patent Lawsuit Against AOPA Tossed
A U.S. District Court judge in Oregon has dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).
A Summer Option for Kids -- AeroCamp
Summer vacation goes by fast, but if you know any kids age 12 to 18 who need something to do, AeroCamp might provide an option. The program,...
Avidyne Announces Certification of IFD540 System
Celebrating 20 years of providing integrated avionics and aircraft safety systems, Avidyne announced today that it received Technical Standard...
FAA Backtracks On Israel Flight Ban
The Jerusalem Post is reporting the FAA has reversed its earlier decision to extended the ban on U.S. flights to Israel and is now allowing U.S....
New This Week
AVweb's weekly review of what's happening in aviation turned up news of a new, "sensor-capable" special mission Cirrus SR22, the report of the...
Missing Algerian Airliner Crashed: No Survivors (Updated)
The wreckage of a missing Air Algerie MD-83 has been located in Mali. Reports indicate there were no survivors.
The Weekender: Type Clubs to Historic Presentations
AVweb's weekly review of upcoming aviation events on SocialFlight uncovered a Fly-Out, the Cessna 150/152 "Cornfab," a fly-in lunch that includes a...
Dozens Killed In Taiwan Crash
A twin-engine turboprop ATR-72 regional airliner operated by TransAsia Airways crashed in Taiwan at about 7 p.m. local time on Tuesday while...
ATP Rule Change Imminent
With an Aug. 1 deadline approaching when the requirements to qualify for an ATP certificate will change, AOPA this week posted some guidance, plus...
Teen Pilot Dies On Around-World Attempt
The body of Indiana teenage pilot Haris Suleman, who was attempting to fly around the world with his father, was found off the coast of American...
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