While its not exactly a Cub clone, Groppos new Trail kit shares some of the same DNA as Pipers classic. By Paul Bertorelli.
Columnist Roy Beisswenger takes a look at whats currently available in the foot-launched and wheeled variety of canopy or soft-wing aircraft.
Marc Cook takes a close look at Erik Larsons Legacy and finds out why Lancairs rework of its seminal 200-235-320-360 design is as swoon-worthy as its predecessors.
The latest RV prompted quite a buzz. So what exactly is different about this roomy two-seaterand how does it fly? Taking off from the Vans factory in Oregon, Paul Dye samples the new design.
“DESIGN, BUILD, TEST” is a documentary film that will follow a community of experimental test pilots in the Mojave Desert as they race to prepare themselves and their planes for the Mojave Experimental Fly-In, a week-long record setting event in which they will all be flying aircraft that they have designed and built themselves. This […]
Kitplanes readers are our best source of material, ideas – and inspiration! The homebuilt aircraft community is full of clever and innovative people, and our goal is to share as many useful ideas among the widest audience of builders and fliers in order to help everyone construct, maintain, and fly better airplanes. There is nothing […]
Many homebuilders don’t know of the debt they owe to an organization that would have been 100 years old today – the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). NACA morphed into the NASA in 1958, but we can still see its heritage in large wind tunnels and research complexes around the country. Many (if not […]
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.
Lightspeed Aviation announced today that it has added Bluetooth audio capability to their entry level Sierra headset, making the entire Lightspeed line of aviation headsets fully compatible with Bluetooth cell phone, music, and audio alerts from aviation apps installed on Bluetooth-capable devices. “Sierra already enabled pilots to use a cell phone via Bluetooth. By adding […]
Garmin announced the availability of Electronic Stability and Protection (ESP-X) technology for aircraft using Garmin’s G3X autopilot servos. This electronic monitoring and stability augmentation system works to assist the pilot in maintaining the aircraft in a stable flight condition. Available for the first time in this market, ESP-X functions independently of Garmin’s G3X autopilot system […]
The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) has tapped former Coca-Cola executive, Micheal (Mike) Crowell, as president and chief executive officer of the National Championship Air Races. Throughout his established career at Coca-Cola, Crowell managed bottling facilities in the United States, Middle East and Asia. Crowell has a strong reputation as a leader in sales and […]
Air Canada Landing Accident (Updated)
Authorities at Halifax's Stanfield International Airport reported early Sunday morning that about 20 people were injured when an Air Canada Airbus...
AOPA Releases Aircraft Transition Course
The AOPA Air Safety Institute released a new online course Friday designed to help pilots transition into unfamiliar aircraft. "Transitioning to...
HondaJet Nears Final Type Certification
The HondaJet has received provisional type certification from the FAA, Honda Aircraft announced Friday. Honda has four HA-420 jets in its test...
Ex-Pilot Sues JetBlue Over Midair Meltdown
A former JetBlue pilot who had a midair meltdown in 2012 that forced the flight to divert has sued the airline for $14.9 million, claiming he...
Airliners To Require Two Crew Members In Cockpits
Airlines around the world said Thursday they'll start requiring two crew members in the cockpit at all times. The change comes after details...
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