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Triple the Fun

ford-trimotor-cockpitSome days, aviation isn't about experimentals - it can be hard to pass up the opportunity to get a ride in a classic! Today was such a day - the EAA's Ford Tri-motor is in town (giving rides out of the Carson City, Nevada airport through the weekend.


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Velocity, Increased

Velocity, Increased

The Velocity TXL-5 turbo combines style, sophistication and high performance eminently suited to cross-country sojourns at flight levels. By Doug Rozendaal.

Lockwood Super Drifter

Lockwood Super Drifter

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.

Understanding Experimental Light Sport Aircraft

Understanding Experimental Light Sport Aircraft

Dave Martin explains the different designations of factory-built and Experimental Light Sport Aircraft and how they continue to evolve.

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30th Anniversary of Voyager Flight Celebration

banquet-flyer-2016-page-001Mojave Transportation Museum presents the 30th Anniversary Celebration Banquet. Join Dick and Burt Rutan as they relive the incredible take off and landing of Voyager. Many of Voyager's volunteers will also be in the audience, and some will speak about their memories in making the Voyager world flight a reality.

Hoover Farewell Fanfare

hoover-crowd-shotLieutenant General Jimmy Doolittle described Robert A. “Bob” Hoover as “the greatest stick and rudder man who ever lived.” He was also among the most loved, as evidenced by the memorial celebration held in Hoover’s honor. More than 1,500 people gathered at Van Nuys Airport on a perfect CAVU day to remember the legendary aviator, […]

EAA inducts five aviators to Hall of Fame

eaa_logo_squareThe Experimental Aircraft Association recognized the contributions made to the world of flight by five aviators as they were inducted into the EAA Sport Aviation Halls of Fame on November 10 during an induction ceremony at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

EAA Vintage Director Killed In Jenny Crash

ron-alexanderEAA Vintage Aircraft Association board of directors member Ron Alexander was killed Thursday in the crash of his recently restored Curtiss Jenny at Peach Tree Airport in Williamson, Georgia. An unidentified passenger was also killed. A local newspaper is reporting that the passenger was an FAA official but that has not been confirmed. Initial reports […]

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Sling Goes Big

Four-seat homebuilt crosses the Atlantic to show its stuff. By Paul Dye.

It’s a Cub Thing

With a bigger engine and lighter airframe, CubCrafters’ Carbon Cub EX kit aircraft takes the Cub experience to a higher plane. By Marc Cook.

Free Flight

Paul Dye argues that there is more between man and machine than just the hardware.

Kitfox with a Rotec

The Rotec-radial-powered Kitfox Super Sport taps into our nostalgia for radial engines but with a modern touch. By Marc Cook.

SkyView to the Rescue

When Stan Peternel’s 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.

Product Review: J.P. Instruments EDM-740

JPI is offering a new compact, capable engine monitor that is built and priced for the homebuilt market. By Marc Cook.

Product Review: PS Engineering PMA5000EX

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.

Flight Review: Horse Perennial

LeRoy Cook flies Larry Kinder’s award-winning Mustang II, a fast and fun homage to the legendary P-51 Mustang.

Flight Review: Mission Ready

Bush plane? Heck, yeah! Bill Repucci flies Just Aircraft’s strong, tough and fun Highlander.

Zenith STOL CH 750

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 today’s sport pilot; by LeRoy Cook.

A Witch’s Brew

Liquid consumables for the shop. By Eric Stewart.

Aero 'lectrics

Repairing a malfunctioning headset may be not only inexpensive, but completely doable. By Jim Weir.

Calculating Weight and Balance

This lazy man's guide removes some of the headaches. Sample weight & balance spreadsheets included.

Industry news

Experimental Aircraft Owners May Now Buy Direct from L-3 Aviation Products

lynx-l3-experimentalExperimental Aircraft owners can now purchase direct from L-3 Aviation Products. The LynxDirect program is exclusively available to experimental owners who are self-installing their avionics. LynxDirect systems are available through two sales paths: Over-the-counter from L-3 authorized dealers (contact dealer for pricing) Directly from L-3 Aviation Products (M.S.R.P. Requires Make/Model of experimental airframe) The LynxDirect […]

Garmin Pilot adds suite of new tools for Apple mobile devices

Garmin FreehandGarmin announced integrated weight and balance calculations, as well as aircraft performance tables and calculations within the Garmin Pilot app on Apple mobile devices. Also new to Garmin Pilot, Freehand flight planning allows for quick and easy flight plan editing from the moving map page.

Twelve Months of Planes in New Beringer Calendar

beringer-calendarPlanes equipped with Beringer wheels, brakes and landing gear flying worldwide grace each month of the 2017 Beringer Aero calendar. Full-size and color, each page measures 11.69 x 16.53 inches.The spiral spine allows the calendar to hang flat. The calendar is available for $25 (including any applicable tax; plus shipping) from us.sales@beringer-aero-usa.com. Corporate quantity discounts […]


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Buzz Aldrin Evacuated From South Pole
Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin is in a New Zealand hospital after he fell ill on a trip to Antarctica. Aldrin, 86, was evacuated from the...

EAA Provides Update On New Medical Rules
The FAA is working to comply with new legislation, passed in July, that will make it possible sometime next year for private pilots to fly without...

New This Week
AVweb's search of aviation news worldwide found announcements from Tecnam, the Hayward Air Rally, the National Business Aviation Association and...

Australian ADS-B Mandates Stir Up GA Objections
Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority has announced it's extending its deadline for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast installations...

Canadian Pilot Dies In F-18 Crash
A ten-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force died Monday when the CF-18 Hornet fighter he was flying crashed while on a low-level attack...

Homebuilder's Portal by KITPLANES
dynon-skyview-video-thmDynon Avionics' latest-generation SkyView integrated avionics called the SkyView HDX has a newly designed bezel and user controls for easier use while flying in turbulence, plus brighter displays and a reworked touch interface. Larry Anglisano takes a product tour of the HDX with Dynon's Michael Schoefield in this video.
Dynon-SkyView-SE-videoAt Sun 'n Fun 2016, Dynon continued to push into the world of non-certified avionics with its SkyView SE, a less expensive version of its popular SkyView EFIS system. Paul Bertorelli prepared this video report.
garmin-g5-videoThe G5 is a self-contained electronic flight instrument, which can be interfaced with Garmin's G3X/Touch avionics and autopilot for backup and flight instrument redundancy. The GMA245 and remote GMA245R Bluetooth audio panels have advanced entertainment input functions and onscreen programming.
SuperSTOL-videoAt Sun 'n Fun 2016, Just Aircraft is showing off its new Titan-powered SuperSTOL XL. Harrison Smith took Paul Bertorelli for a half-day demo flight in the new airplane, and here's his video report.
zenith-360-degree-videoKit manufacturer Zenith Aircraft Company has released a new 360-degree VR short video to showcase its kit aircraft and to promote the rewarding hobby of kit aircraft building and flying light-sport aircraft.
audio-panels-thmWhether you are upgrading the audio system in an older LSA or experimental or building a new project, PS Engineering and Garmin have non-certified audio panels equipped with advanced features better suited for smaller cabins.
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