The greatest Sunday-fly-to-breakfast airplane ever. By Tom Wilson.
From initial climb performance to Chuck-Yeager-like landings, the Sling 2 reveals its designers emphasis on handling. By Marc Cook.
The Steen Skybolt is a fabric-covered, wood-ribbed biplane that is built for aerobaticsand doesnt disappoint. By Ed Wischmeyer.
Dave Martin explains the different designations of factory-built and Experimental Light Sport Aircraft and how they continue to evolve.
Bearhawk Aircraft announced today receipt of the first FAA authorization for transition training in a four-place Bearhawk amateur-built airplane. Bearhawk builder, owner and certified flight instructor (CFI), Jared Yates of Hickory, North Carolina has received a Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA) from the FAA allowing him to provide flight instruction in his four-place Bearhawk. The […]
Sometimes, I’m glad our readers are paying attention because I’m not sure we always are. By “we,” I mean the editorial we; the crack, watchdog aviation press. Specifically, I’m referring to the FAA’s hangar policy toward homebuilding that escaped the Level 4 bio containment last week and never should have. It set the AVweb (and […]
The EAA today released a statement clarifying their position on the draft hangar usage policy that the FAA released for comment two weeks ago. In the draft statement. the FAA recognized only the “Final Assembly” of a homebuilt aircraft as an Aeronautical Activity, and this has troubled many homebuilders who have already made comments to […]
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.
UAS Exemption Requests: 30 And Counting
The FAA says it hasn't yet dealt with more than 30 requests from companies and groups that want to fly small unmanned aerial systems for commercial...
Fleet Sale For Continental Diesels
Continental Motors has announced a major fleet sale of its CD-135 diesel engine to a Spanish flight school. Aerodynamics Malaga S.L. will retrofit...
NASA Working The Drone Problem
Amazon, Google, and plenty of others are eager to use drones; the FAA is facing a deadline to allow them into the airspace; pilots are worried...
Armchair Flying -- Denali By Sonex
Since it's a holiday here in the U.S., here's a video with no news in it at all, but just some beauty shots of flying above the mountains of...
Five Killed In Colorado Crash
All five people on board a Piper PA-46 Malibu died when it crashed on Sunday, shortly before noon, near the Erie Municipal Airport in Colorado,...
Last Friday, we departed Detroit City VFR northbound in my SR22 for some sightseeing and requested traffic advisories from Selfridge Approach....
Team Aims To Fly 300 MPH On Batteries
Electroflight, a team of British glider builders, recently announced it has teamed up with Williams Advanced Engineering to build a single-seat...
Japan Studies Indigenous Fighter Program
Japan is studying whether to go it alone on building its next generation of fighter aircraft. Japan's ministry of defense has been working on the...
Commemorative Air Force Fights Hangar Rule
The Commemorative Air Force is asking the FAA to extend the Sept. 5 comment deadline on a proposed policy on "aeronautical uses" permitted in...
Unconscious Pilot: SR22 Crashes Off Virginia
Fighter aircraft followed a Cirrus SR22 with an unconscious pilot aboard until it ran out of fuel and crashed in the Atlantic off Virginia on...
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