An old friend with a new personality. By Don Maxwell.
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.
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.
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.
Aviation speed dating on the Mojave ramp While there’s much more to it, the core attraction of the Mojave Experimental Fly-In is the four-hour meet-and-greet on the expansive Mojave Air & Space Port ramp. The density of interesting airplanes, creative people and new ideas is unsurpassed, so our advice is to arrive as early as […]
For this month, we’d like to see what homebuilders use to keep dirt – and critters – out of their intakes and pitot tubes when they are not flying. Many of us use boring red flags and pieces of foam, but it’s not uncommon to see something a bit more “playful” on the ramp at […]
As all of our photographers know, sunset it a magic time to take pictures – and when you combine sunset with an airplane, well – the results can be spectacular! This month’s “Best of…” contest saw a large number of great pictures submitted, and it was tough to choose only four to vote on – […]
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.
Garmin is inviting customers to attend the company’s first annual Garmin Aviation Open House on Thursday, June 11th from 4:00-7:00 PM CDT. Pilots are welcome to visit Garmin Headquarters in Olathe, Kansas to learn more about Garmin, tour the product reliability lab, manufacturing and repair facilities and flight simulator lab. The company will also conduct informational seminars tailored to Garmin […]
Kaolin Aviation has contracted to design and produce firewall-forward (FWF) kits for popular kit-built aircraft, to make the choice of ULPower engines easier, when the OEM airframe manufacturer has not yet developed a FWF installation. “We realize that most builders don’t want to have to design and fabricate their own engine mounts,” said ULPower US […]
Danbury Aerospace, Inc. announced that it has agreed to sell its business to Continental Motors Group Ltd. The company said that “this sale will bring new opportunities for our products in general aviation, and allow Danbury and its subsidiaries that include Engine Components International, Inc., to focus on our strengths and continue to provide the […]
Airbus A350, Perlan Glider To Show At AirVenture
Airbus Group will have a big presence literally at this year's EAA AirVenture show in July. EAA announced an Airbus A350 XWB wide-body test...
New This Week
AVweb's search of aviation news worldwide found an invitation from Garmin to an open house on June 11, giving its customers a rare look behind the...
Cheating Allegations Surround ATC Hiring Process
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association has added its voice to a growing chorus calling for an investigation into allegations that some...
Power Surge Closes Belgian Airspace
An apparent power surge at Belgium's air traffic control facilities closed the nation's airspace Wednesday morning, forcing flights to divert to...
First Flight For Sikorsky Raider
The S-97 Raider, a helicopter prototype based on Sikorsky's Collier-Prize-winning X2 technology, flew for the first time last Friday, the company...
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