Alaska and back in a plans-built Sonex. By Robert E. Barber.
Marc Cook admires Dave Ammentis exceptional GlaStar and details why these designs have held their value in the used market over the years.
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.
As a service to its customers and other potential aircraft builders, Zenith Aircraft Company will host its first “Engine Day” at Sun ‘n Fun on Friday, April 4th from 10 am to 2 pm. The event will be staged at the Zenith exhibit booth and is open to everyone. Zenith has invited all major manufacturers […]
Owners of all Glasair Aviation aircraft are now united under one builders and owners association: the Glasair Aircraft Owners Association. The expanded group includes the low-wing Glasair models and the high-wing GlaStar and Sportsman, whether built from a kit or in the Two Weeks to Taxi program at the manufacturer’s facility in Arlington, WA. The […]
The 3rd annual Mojave Experimental Fly-In will be held Saturday April 19, 2014 at Mojave Air and Spaceport. MEFI is intended to encourage the design and building of high performance experimental aircraft and offer attendees the opportunity to meet the pilots and designers of these awe-inspiring machines. The fly-in is composed of three separate events: […]
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.
Hersman To Depart NTSB
After nearly 10 years at the NTSB, chairman Deborah Hersman is leaving to take a job as president of The National Safety Council, she announced on...
Women in Aviation Conference Draws Record Crowd
Women in Aviation, International held its 25th annual conference last week in Florida, and drew a record crowd of more than 4,500, the group said...
Senate Acts On Third-Class Medical Exemption
A bill has been introduced in the Senate that would allow more pilots to fly without a medical certificate, AOPA said on Tuesday. The measure...
Free Online Course From ERAU
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University is offering a free massive open online course, or MOOC, at its website starting April 7. The five-week course,...
Journalist Miles O'Brien Back At Work After Losing An Arm
PBS science correspondent and aviation reporter Miles O'Brien lost most of his left arm recently after a freak accident while on assignment in the...
Search Expands For Lost 777 (Updated)
The 777 that has been missing since Saturday may have changed course after communications were lost and flown for hundreds of miles to the west,...
Pilot: "Center, N12345." ... Center: "N12345, where have you been? We haven't heard from you in a while." ... Pilot: "I've been in Fort Myers for...
Laser Pointer Gets 14 Years
A 26-year-old California man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for pointing a laser at a police helicopter that was responding to a report...
Skydiver, Pilot Survive Collision
The pilot of a Cessna 170B and a skydiver escaped a spectacular collision with minor injuries on Saturday at South Lakeland Airport in Florida. The...
NTSB Slaps FAA On Drone Regulation (Updated)
NBC News is reporting that the National Transportation Safety Board law judge has dismissed a civil penalty action brought by the Federal Aviation...
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