The practical jet age arrives. By Paul Dye.
From initial climb performance to Chuck-Yeager-like landings, the Sling 2 reveals its designers emphasis on handling. By Marc Cook.
Marc Cook reports on the process of developing a new Lycoming O-233 engine package for the Kitfox Series 7 Super Sport and samples the result.
Dave Martin explains the different designations of factory-built and Experimental Light Sport Aircraft and how they continue to evolve.
Bob Irwin, co-founder of Aircraft Spruce, passed away on June 26, 2015 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona at age 95. Along with his wife Flo, he started Fullerton Air Parts in 1955, Aircraft Spruce in 1965, and ACS Products Co. in 1983. Bob held a doctorate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri […]
Reno’s Stead Field, home of the National Championship Air Races every September, is alive with the sounds of fast airplanes this week as the Reno Air Racing Association conducts its annual Pylon Racing School (PRS). PRS is required for pilots new to closed-course air racing, those moving into a new class, or those who have […]
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.
Backcountry aircraft manufacturer CubCrafters has announced a new program designed to engage airplane buyers more intimately with their purchase. Carbon Cub FX Builder Assist immerses new owners in the construction of the aluminum, steel and composite parts that make up the Carbon Cub, allowing the customer to know their aircraft in the way only an […]
Zenith Aircraft is organizing their eighth annual “Fly in to Summer” Open Hangar Day and Fly-In Gathering at the Zenith Aircraft kit factory in central Missouri in June. This will be a fun gathering of Zenith builders, flyers, and enthusiasts, and is an informal grass-roots fly-in gathering open to all aviation enthusiasts: Visit the factory, see the new Zenith […]
Hartzell Propeller will pick the winner of its Top Prop Trailblazer Sweepstakes in a random drawing at EAA AirVenture next month in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The winner will be able to choose between a three-day backcountry flying adventure or a seaplane rating. The prize package includes transportation, lodging and meals for the winner and a guest […]
Happy Fourth, Happy Flying
The Weekender's Fourth of July will be packed with stuff to fly to and enjoy, as seen on the SocialFlight calendar. For Independence Day fun with...
FAA To Cut Airport Advisories, WACs
The FAA plans to eliminate two of the less frequently used resources provided to pilots in the coming months Airport Advisories and World...
Refurbished Eclipse Jets Get An Upgrade
Eclipse has retired its Total Eclipse series of aircraft, and instead will offer a new factory-refurbished twinjet called the Eclipse Special...
FAA Proposes Fine In Fatal Cargo Crash
The FAA says the operator of a Boeing 747 cargo aircraft that crashed in Afghanistan in April 2013, killing all seven on board, failed to comply...
Child Starts Up Helo At Airshow Display
A six-year-old boy climbed into the cockpit of a Eurocopter EC145 on display at an airshow in Mankato, Minnesota, on Saturday, and started up the...
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