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Glasair Aviation leads the way with new Diesel Sportsman 2+2. By Dave Prizio.

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Flight Review: Practical Glass

Flight Review: Practical Glass

Marc Cook admires Dave Ammenti’s exceptional GlaStar and details why these designs have held their value in the used market over the years.

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.

Ready to Build?

Ready to Build?

You can begin your aircraft project right now—before even deciding on a kit. Here are 10 ways to get ready to build. By Reiff Lorenz.

New Upright Cleco Pliers

clecall 2The Clecall Company has developed a new type of Cleco pliers and it claims to improve efficiency and ergonomics for a tool that’s used by almost all homebuilders. The traditional pliers are made from steel. The company says they are heavy, lack ergonomics to fit the user’s hands and wrists, and have a large horizontal […]

Fatal Crash Announced at Reno Races

Lee BehelReno, Nev. -At approximately 3:30 p.m. today, Sport Class pilot Lee Behel, 64, from San Jose, Calif. was involved in a fatal accident during a qualifying heat of the National Championship Air Races at the Reno-Stead Airport. Behel was flying a GP-5, “Sweet Dreams.” This was single-plane incident and no other pilots or spectators were […]

Aircraft Spruce Customer Appreciation Day

acs_CAD2014-prAircraft Spruce will host its annual Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 4th at all three of their locations. Visit Aircraft Spruce West at 225 Airport Circle in Corona, CA close to the Corona Airport(KAJO) from 7am-3pm, Aircraft Spruce East at 452 Dividend Drive in Peachtree City, beside Falcon Field(KFFC) from 8am-4pm, or Aircraft Spruce […]

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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.

Flight Review: Mustang II

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.

SeaRey LSX Amphibian

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.

Free Flight: The soul of the machine.

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.

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Baseball Cap a Factor in Mid-Air
The Canadian Transportation Safety Board yesterday released its finding on a 2013 multiple-fatality mid-air collision between a Cessna 150 and a...

Bill Proposed to Change FAA Hiring for ATC
The FAA's switch to hiring air traffic controllers off the street would revert to its previous practice favoring graduates of FAA-accredited...

Nation's First Aerospace Engineering Program Celebrated
As part of the 100th anniversary celebration for its first in the nation Aeronautical (now Aerospace) Engineering Department, the University of...

New This Week
It hasn't been a quiet week in aviation news--our survey uncovered certification testing of the Falcon 7X at the world's highest airport, SAFE...

JetBlue Engine Failure Prompts Evacuation
An engine failure and a proliferation of cell phones resulted in the dramatic and well-covered return of a JetBlue flight to Long Beach Thursday...

The Weekender: Mountains, Seashores, Camping Adventures Await
Fall is on its way in the Northeast, bringing the promise of great flying weather, and pilots will find plenty of interesting destinations to...

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Given An Su-35 Fighter
In an ironic turn, nearly 80 years after Stalin derided the Pope of the Catholic Church by asking how many divisions he had, the head of the...

Boeing To Ramp Up 737 Production
At an investor conference hosted by Morgan Stanley this week, Boeing's CEO Ray Conner announced that Boeing is looking to increase 737 production...

Air Force Changes Oath Instructions
In response to what was becoming a stalemate over an airman who was trying to reenlist, the U.S. Air Force has directed its support offices to...

Boeing, SpaceX Win NASA Crew Contract
Within a few years, U.S. astronauts will be able to launch to the International Space Station from the U.S., instead of traveling to Russia as...

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subsonex-jet-snipAt AirVenture 2014, our team took a video tour of Sonex Aircraft's new JSX microjet. The company's John Monnett gave us an inside look at the jet's construction and performance.
groppo-trail-snipAt AirVenture 2014, Kitplanes got a look at the Groppo Trail, a new kit and E-LSA.
Rotax 912 iS SportIn April 2014, Kitplanes announced the new 914 iS, specifically tailored for the U.S. market. At the company's Wels, Austria headquarters, Kitplanes took a brief flight demo in an aircraft equipped with the new engine.
Garmin G3XGarmin's G3X glass cockpit for LSA and experimental aircraft has a touchscreen feature set and supports on-screen display and command for the Garmin VIRB action cam, plus it controls the GMC305 flight control/autopilot system.
dynon-toush-snipDynon Avionics brought its latest touchscreen system, the Skyview Touch. Dynon's Michael Schofield showed the system to Kitplanes magazine at Sun 'n Fun 2014.
rans-s20-snip-190x100At the Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, KITPLANES got a good look and a demo flight in RANS' new S-20 Raven, an evolution of the popular Coyote kit/LSA series.
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