Flying Both Sides
When it comes to WW-I aircraft, Airdrome Aeroplanes shows no favorites. By Scott M. Spangler.
In this new column, Steve Ells shares his background as an A&P mechanic and offers tips on keeping your homebuilt aircraft running smoothly.
Marc Cook takes a close look at Erik Larsons Legacy and finds out why Lancairs rework of its seminal 200-235-320-360 design is as swoon-worthy as its predecessors.
The latest RV prompted quite a buzz. So what exactly is different about this roomy two-seaterand how does it fly? Taking off from the Vans factory in Oregon, Paul Dye samples the new design.
Members of the Aircraft Kit Industry Association (AKIA) sat down recently with senior staff at EAA headquarters in Oshkosh, WI to discuss a variety of issues affecting both organizations. With EAA planning to honor the memory of founder Paul Poberezny at next year’s AirVenture, all items relating to homebuilt aircraft met with enthusiastic response. Both […]
Kitplanes magazine is pleased to announce that we have become the newest member of the Aircraft Kit Industry Association. AKIA was formed in 2012 to represent aircraft kit manufacturers, designers, suppliers and supporters and is dedicated to the promotion and safety of the Aircraft Kit Industry. Kitplanes is proud to join with the leaders of […]
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.
Beechcraft Sold Again (?)
For the second time in two months, a publication is reporting that Beechcraft is about to be sold and Beechcraft is again refusing to confirm the...
Refurb of the Month: Ron Burdine's Twin Comanche
Piper's Twin Comanche--affectionately known as the Twinkie by many owners--is one of the most efficient twin-engine aircraft ever manufactured,...
Pilot Arrested After DHS Surveillance
A Utah pilot is facing numerous charges after apparently being caught by a federal program that aviation groups have suggested may violate pilots'...
FAA Backs Off On Sleep Apnea
The FAA told aviation groups Thursday it will delay implementation of the new sleep apnea testing policy that was to begin in January 2014. The FAA...
Aviation Hall Of Fame Honors Six
The National Aviation Hall of Fame, based in Dayton, Ohio, this week announced the names of six aviators who will join its roster of air and space...
Helicopter Rescues Crane Operator From Fire
A Royal Canadian Air Force helicopter crew made a dramatic rescue of a crane operator trapped by a major fire on the new student housing complex he...
Southwest Sensors Improve Weather Forecasts
Southwest has installed water-vapor sensors on 87 of its 737s, and is sharing the data with the National Weather Service. "We have seen...
Ultralight Amphib Flies
Belite Aircraft has developed an amphibious floatplane that doesn't require a pilot's license to fly. The single-seat Sealite weighs less than 338...
Atol Amphib Nears First Flight
In a factory above the Arctic Circle, workers this week are hard at work -- not making toys, but finishing up the newest updated version of the...
Boeing Employees Want 777X Vote
Some Boeing employees are organizing a march in Everett, Wash,. Wednesday trying to convince their union to allow a vote on a final contract offer...
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