Learning the secrets of mountain flying with Paul Leadabrand. By Paul Dye.
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.
Throttling back to enjoy the Florida scenery, Marc Cook is reminded of the reasons he first fell in love with flying as he pilots the new Lockwood Super Drifter.
You can begin your aircraft project right nowbefore even deciding on a kit. Here are 10 ways to get ready to build. By Reiff Lorenz.
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin – (December 19, 2014) – EAA is in ongoing discussions with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ensure that Experimental Amateur-Built owners are not forgotten as the FAA looks toward the January 1, 2020, mandate for equipping aircraft with ADS-B avionics. Historically, builders and owners of experimental aircraft have been […]
The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority will place a set of precautionary operating limitations on aircraft powered by Jabiru engines. This is a revised set of revisions from those originally published, and will allow the use of Jabiru-powered aircraft by student pilots, something not allowed in the proposed restrictions presented over a month ago. These […]
With the 912 iS and new iS Sport engine, Rotax is making gains with new products. Reporting for KITPLANES, Paul Bertorelli visited the factory last summer and produced this video explaining how the engines are built.
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.
Several years ago, I was flying from John Wayne (KSNA) to Big Bear (L35) on a route that crossed that of arriving traffic into Ontario (KONT). It...
New FAA Safety Campaign Targets Drones
With tens of thousands of new drones expected to be unwrapped as Christmas gifts this week, the FAA on Monday launched a new safety campaign that...
Atol Starts Water-Taxi Tests
The team at Atol, in Finland, has started water-taxi testing on the production prototype of their LSA seaplane. The aircraft "worked as planned and...
Four Named To National Aviation Hall of Fame
Four individuals have been chosen to be added to the National Aviation Hall of Fame, the organization has announced. The four will be formally...
Sporty's Offers Affordable 172 Trainer
Sporty's has come up with a different twist on the affordable training aircraft by looking to the most popular training aircraft of all time. The...
Helicopter Escapees Get Extra Year (With Video)
Three gang members who were plucked from a Canadian high-security prison earlier this year by a helicopter in a briefly successful escape have had...
Internal Issues At FAA Over Drones Says Post
The Washington Post is reporting the FAA has fired a lobbyist it hired to help companies speed up approvals for drone operations as its own...
CASA Issues Jabiru Final Rule
Australia has softened restrictions on the operation of aircraft flying with Jabiru engines in its final ruling on measures to deal with what it...
Turbulence Causes Injuries Aboard American Flight
Four passengers and one crew member were treated for injuries after severe turbulence forced an American Airlines flight to divert while en route...
Dassault Unveils Falcon 8X
Dassault Aviation on Wednesday unveiled the Falcon 8X, touting the new model as its "ultra long range" flagship business jet. The 8X, announced in...
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