Thanksgiving weekend always seems to signal the start of real winter weather over the continental United States, and that means snow, ice, low ceilings – all the things that makes us think that a nice warm fire, good friends, and family sound better than getting aloft. Don’t even get me started on the trials and […]
Columnist Roy Beisswenger takes a look at whats currently available in the foot-launched and wheeled variety of canopy or soft-wing aircraft.
Retro look for fun flying. By Kevin Horton.
Simplicity is key in a good fuel system, but theres a lot to consider when creating even an uncomplicated setup, from primers to sniffle valves to gascolators. By Dave Prizio.
For days, the employees at Van’s Aircraft had been watching the “hobbs meter” on their own website, waiting for news of the one thousandth RV-9/9A to fly. On November 20, 2015, John “Bert” Bertucci of Prairieville, Louisiana, rang the bell with his new RV-9A. According to John: “I have always wanted a plane of my […]
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Board of Directors has named EAA Chairman Jack Pelton as Chief Executive Officer, adding the CEO title and responsibilities to the position Pelton has held with the organization since October 2012. The action was taken during EAA’s annual fall board meeting in Oshkosh on November 6. In addition to this […]
After 30 years in business, Bob & Judy Avery are retiring on December 15, 2015 to travel more and pursue other interests. The couple have set a high standard in customer service and built the Avery Tools company into a go-to supplier of tools for many homebuilders. The online retail web store will close on […]
Winner of Best of… Workshops: Shawn Edwards of Atlanta, Georgia. This is Shawn’s RV-14A vertical stabilizer in the shop. Apparently, Shawn has mastered a method for producing airplane parts without contaminating the workbench and floor with dust and aluminum shavings. Surely that’s what’s shown in this photo. Next Best of… Experimental Panels Photo […]
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.
Audio specialist Sennheiser is withdrawing from the pilots’ headset business in March 2016. The company says it will fulfill all its obligations for servicing and spare parts throughout the full guarantee period for its headsets. Headsets for the air traffic control (ATC) sector are not affected by this decision, but will continue to be marketed […]
The Belite Digital LCD Altimeter / VSI is designed to provide many critical pieces of flight information to the pilot in a single, small lightweight enclosure. The unit is not TSO’d or PMA’d. Use only in appropriate aircraft as a backup to certified instruments in VFR conditions. Features: Displays altitude in increments of 10 feet […]
New GAD 27 pairs with G3X Touch to streamline installations and add more capability Garmin announced the GAD 27, a small, lightweight and solid state integrated controller that provides a solution to many of the typical airframe interfacing needs. With the GAD 27, pilots are provided a consolidated system that would otherwise require multiple adapter […]
Amazon Unveils New, Larger Delivery Drone
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First Chinese ARJ21 Delivered
China's first indigenous commercial airliner is now in revenue service with domestic budget carrier Chengdu Airlines. The ARJ21 was delivered Sunday.
E-Volo Flies, Unmanned And Tethered
The one-of-a-kind E-Volo volocopter came outside for its first flight tests recently, the company announced in a news release today. The volocopter...
Airbus Patents Modular Passenger Cabins
The U.S. Patent Office has accepted Airbus' design for shipping-container-style loading of passengers on aircraft. The company's prolific patent...
Study: Toy Drone Strikes Pose Greater Hazard Than Birds
An aerospace company's new study on the hazards of toy drones mixing with manned aircraft concludes that the safety risks are greater that those of...
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