An old friend with a new personality. By Don Maxwell.
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.
As all of our photographers know, sunset it a magic time to take pictures – and when you combine sunset with an airplane, well – the results can be spectacular! This month’s “Best of…” contest saw a large number of great pictures submitted, and it was tough to choose only four to vote on – […]
When Kitplanes was given the opportunity to fly and review the Subsonex, we brought along Paul Bertorelli, our Editorial Director to capture the sights and sounds of the little jet for our readers. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed flying the airplane. Our full review will be found in the August […]
When one of our regular columnists here at Kitplanes finishes and flies a new airplane, we like to celebrate a little! We received word of just such an event – Sid Mayeux, one of our experts in aviation risk management, has been working diligently on his RV-7A and sent us the following note: Sid and […]
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.
Kaolin Aviation has contracted to design and produce firewall-forward (FWF) kits for popular kit-built aircraft, to make the choice of ULPower engines easier, when the OEM airframe manufacturer has not yet developed a FWF installation. “We realize that most builders don’t want to have to design and fabricate their own engine mounts,” said ULPower US […]
Danbury Aerospace, Inc. announced that it has agreed to sell its business to Continental Motors Group Ltd. The company said that “this sale will bring new opportunities for our products in general aviation, and allow Danbury and its subsidiaries that include Engine Components International, Inc., to focus on our strengths and continue to provide the […]
To celebrate 40 years of Rotax aircraft engines BRP offers the Rotax Extended Service Terms (R.E.S.T.)* free of charge for one year. This offer is valid for all Rotax 912 iS Sport and Rotax 912 iSc Sport engines purchased at an authorized Rotax distributor between April 15, 2015 and December 31, 2015. The “ 1 year or 200 […]
Scholarships For Aspiring Pilots
AOPA this week opened its application period for student pilots who are looking for help with the cost of flight training. The AOPA Foundation will...
NBAA Raises Concerns Over ADS-B Security
The FAA's plans regarding ADS-B, or automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast services, don't offer enough protection for operators' privacy,...
Summertime Options For Pilots
With the summer season now officially here, pilots who are ready to pack up their airplanes and take to the sky will find plenty of options. Tour...
Delta Turns Weather Delays Into Pizza Parties
When life gives it thunderstorms and tornadoes, Delta Airlines has apparently decided to give its passengers pizza. Passengers on several flights...
Depp's Pilot Facing Jail For Dog Smuggling
The pilot of actor Johnny Depp's Gulfstream is facing up to two years in prison for his role in the alleged smuggling of the Pirates of the...
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