One thing about having multiple airplanes around – it takes a considerable amount of time to keep them all happy and healthy. (Hint – if you end up with more than one, try not to have both of their condition inspections due in the same month, especially don’t have them in the same month when […]
In this new column, Steve Ells shares his background as an A&P mechanic and offers tips on keeping your homebuilt aircraft running smoothly.
Retro look for fun flying. By Kevin Horton.
Zenith 750 Cruzer: Civilizing the 750 for the asphalt crowd. By Paul Dye.
A Stunning Sight at the Sustainable Aviation Symposium Attendees at the 2017 Sustainable Aviation Symposium (held in San Francisco, California) could be forgiven their startle reactions when they confronted a science-fiction like scene at one end of the hall, washed in blue and green lights. A 50-foot wing suspended over a large, cleanly streamlined body […]
A new how-to video from the Experimental Aircraft Association gives certificated aircraft owners a better understanding of preventive maintenance and ways to save money by personally completing some of the tasks. Aircraft Ownership: Understanding Owner Preventive Maintenance is a multi-part video series combined on one DVD. It shows certificated aircraft owners how to legally maintain […]
Sun ‘n Fun is rapidly receding into the rearview mirror as the first major fly-in of the year draws to a close. We hope that you’ve enjoyed the coverage by our intrepid group of contributors – regular pilots and builders like yourselves, peering into the nooks and crannies of the show for those who couldn’t […]
The UL Power engine booth displays a specially made engine block on a pedestal with a cutaway that allows the internal components (pistons, crankshaft) to be viewed. A hand crank was attached to the crankshaft in this display to allow rotation and view the parts in motion. The purpose of the display was to enlighten […]
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.
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.
BRP-Rotax’ latest aircraft engine development, the Rotax 915 iS aircraft engine, was awarded with the German aviation magazine aerokurier’s Innovation Award “powertrain of the future” during the AERO Friedrichshafen, the largest trade show for general aviation in Europe. “We are pleased about the great response of aerokurier’s readership, who voted for our Rotax 915 iS […]
Lycoming Engines and Van’s Aircraft are partnering again on a show special for Van’s customers. New this year, customers have the option to add an electronic ignition system on their Lycoming engine. In addition, Lycoming Engines and Van’s Aircraft announced a new partnership that enables Van’s customers to select performance and color options for their […]
Thunderbolt Engines are Lycoming’s brand of high performance, built-to-order power plants for Experimental aircraft. Lycoming is excited to announce an interactive “Thunderbolt Engine Builder” tool, which will enable customers to configure a Thunderbolt engine of their choice. With Thunderbolt Engines, customers get a genuine Lycoming engine that is factory built, factory tested and factory supported […]
Saxena Out At Mooney
Vivek Saxena has stepped down as CEO of Mooney International Corporation after less than a year in the top job, according to AOPA, citing an email...
Chino Air Show Is On
The group of airport tenants who had filed an injunction to stop the Planes of Fame Chino Air Show from taking place in 2017 have withdrawn their...
FAA Graphical Weather Forecasts Now Live
The National Weather Service is now providing a new product, Graphical Forecasts for Aviation, which is intended to provide a complete picture of...
Uber Summit Sets Serious Course
The whole idea of flying cars has come to symbolize the imagined future that never arrives, but Uber's Elevate Summit on Tuesday made clear that...
King Air Sales Down
Beechcraft's King Air twin turboprop has long been popular, with more than 3,000 built since the 1960s, but that doesn't make it invulnerable to...
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