No airplane is perfect right out of the box–that is, really, why we test them isn’t it? Of course, there are lots of kits with many examples flying, so the designs are pretty mature–but when it comes to the rarer birds, or popular models that a builder has customized, there are certainly things that Phase […]
The Velocity TXL-5 turbo combines style, sophistication and high performance eminently suited to cross-country sojourns at flight levels. By Doug Rozendaal.
The Onex is an economical single-seat sportplane that feels like a baby fighter. By LeRoy Cook.
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.
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The EAA is reporting that after several years, thousands of public comments, and the introduction of legislation, the FAA released its latest policy regarding non-aeronautical use of airport hangars. This is the latest development in the general aviation community’s work to clarify acceptable hangar and land use for federally-obligated airports. Past FAA legal interpretations and […]
Informal gathering of Zenith enthusiasts having fun, growing the sport The long tradition of builder camaraderie and help that is the hallmark of Zenith Aircraft Company is nowhere better experienced than at the company’s factory in Mexico, Missouri, where pilots, experienced builders, and the entire factory meet with new builders and hopefuls, to explore and […]
The last six speakers closed out the afternoon session with aircraft, regulations, and ways to manage all the new traffic. Mark Moore, NASA, Silicon Valley VTOL Air-Taxi Study Dr. Moore started with an overview of all the unused Los Angeles helipads, required by law on every new high rise since 1974 until eliminated by Mayor […]
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.
NavWorx, Inc. announced today a temporary price reduction on its ADS600-B, a certified UAT providing ADS-B Out and In that meets the requirements of the FAA’s mandate for ADS-B equipage. The ADS600-B is available for $1,799.00 with the $200 price reduction effective immediately. The ADS600-B is a remote mounted Universal Access Transceiver (UAT), providing 2020 […]
Airframes Alaska announced the addition of a new product line of shock-absorbent tailsprings: T3 Tailwheel Suspension Systems. The line consists of three bolt-on coil shock setups, the T3 Heavy Duty, T3 LSA, and T3 Super Heavy Duty. These cushioning “tailshocks” replace standard leaf springs. The T3 suspension tailspring was originally developed by Dan Dufault of […]
The pilot who flies the most miles during private flight - as tracked through CloudAhoy tracking and debriefing service - will win their choice of any of the four models of Lightspeed premium ANR headsets including Sierra, Zulu.2, Zulu PFX, or the new Tango wireless headset.
Flytenow Requests U.S. Supreme Court Review
Flytenow Inc. is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review its case against the FAA over pilots using the Internet to seek cost-sharing flights with...
Doc's Friends To Test B-29 At McConnell AFB
The restoration team for the B-29 "Doc" received approval this week from the Pentagon to use McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita for completing...
Terrafugia Approved For Higher Weight, Stall Speed
Terrafugia has received approval to certify its Transition roadable airplane as an LSA with a maximum takeoff weight of 1,800 pounds. The...
Solar Impulse 2 Completes Atlantic Crossing
Solar Impulse 2 landed in Seville, Spain, early Thursday, completing a 3160-NM trip across the Atlantic from New York in 71 hours. While the Solar...
New This Week
AVweb's search of aviation news found announcements from GAMA, AEA, LeTourneau University and FltPlan. The winners of the GAMA/Build A Plane 2016...
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