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A Quaint Little Place—With History!

Riverside Municipal Airport is home to numerous flight and maintenance schools, and is what most people would think of if you referred to as the Riverside Airport. Most, but not all. For pilots in the know, a quaint little field a few miles away is almost considered "Oshkosh West."


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Alternative Energies

Alternative Energies

Electric Light Sport Aircraft are few and far between, owing primarily to the heavy batteries eating into LSA weight restrictions. The Alternair Amp is poised to change all that. By Dean Sigler.

Sam LS

Sam LS

Retro look for fun flying. By Kevin Horton.

Zenith 750 Cruzer

Zenith 750 Cruzer

Zenith 750 Cruzer: Civilizing the 750 for the asphalt crowd. By Paul Dye.

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EAA Statement on White House ATC Privatization Proposal

faa logoOn Thursday, the Trump Administration released a budget proposal that confirms one of our greatest concerns regarding the future of U.S. general aviation: the potential separation of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization into an “independent, non-governmental organization.” This proposal mirrors one introduced in Congress last year in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. EAA strongly […]

RARA Announces Design Contest for 54th National Championship Air Races

Reno Air Race logoCalling all racing fans and artists! The Reno Air Racing Association today launched a design contest for the official poster and t-shirts of the 54th National Championship Air Races.

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 […]

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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

Van’s and Glasair are Hiring

Glasair SportsmanTwo kit aircraft manufacturers are hiring. Van's Aircraft and Glasair Aviation published ads for job openings, so if you like airplanes, and more importantly, experimental aircraft, check them out.

Avidyne Certifies IFD550, R10.2 and More

Avidyne Corporation announced that they have received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval and an Approved Model List- Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) for their new IFD550 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM with Attitude Reference System (ARS). This certification also includes FAA approval of Release 10.2 (R10.2) software provide include a host of new features including Synthetic […]

Stewart Systems Sun ‘n Fun Workshop Announced

Stewart Systems will be conducting its first free hands-on fabric covering and painting workshop at Sun ‘N Fun 2017. The workshop will be conducted daily from 10 am until about 2 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Participants will be covering a test frame with fabric, applying finish tape and inspection covers, as well as the brush […]


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FAA 20-Year Forecast Predicts Gradual Decline In Light GA
Piston-single fleet size and hours flown are expected to decrease roughly 0.8% annually over the next 20 years, says the FAA in its annual...

NTSB Finds Elevator Malfunction In Michigan Overrun
NTSB investigators have found that the right elevator was jammed on the chartered Ameristar Boeing MD-83 that ran off the runway on March 8 at...

B-29 'Doc' To Fly At Oshkosh, And More
Fans of the restored B-29 "Doc," which flew last July after 16 years of effort by scores of volunteers in Wichita, have long yearned for the chance...

Aviation Advocates Press Case Against Privatizing ATC
Sixteen general aviation advocacy groups joined forces on Tuesday to express their concerns to leaders in the House and Senate about efforts to...

NASA Confirms Biofuels Cut Jet Pollution
Using a biofuel mix to power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent compared to conventional fuels,...

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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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