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Support Groups

The majority of the manufacturers of homebuilt aircraft kits and/or plans provide newsletter support for their builders, and copies can usually be obtained by prospective builders. The following listing does not include these publications nor are the hundreds of Experimental Aircraft Association Chapters included.

We welcome any additions of newsletters, support groups or on-line assistance from sources other than homebuilt aircraft manufacturers and designers. Please submit the information to webmaster@kitplanes.com.

Bakeng Duce

Bakeng Duce Newsletter
P. O. Box 135
Aguila, AZ 85320
520/685-2581

BD-5

BD-5 Support Newsletter
www.bd-micro.com/hangar.htm
On-line newsletter.

Biplanes

The Biplane Forum
http://www.biplaneforum.com/

B&F Technik FK12 Comet

www.fk12comet.flyer.co.uk
The only English web-site dedicated to the FK12 Comet biplane.

Brock Gyroplanes

NKB-3 Builders Forum
Bob Dragon
7835 Candlestick Lane, Apt. 106
Midvale, UT 84047-5217
rldrdagon55@aol.com
Forum for builders and flyers of KB-3 and KB-2 gyroplanes to share information, ideas, and experiences with each other.

CA-2

CA-2 Flyer
N4284 Dunning Rd.
Rio, WI 53960
520/992-3626
Put builders in touch with each other, share information, tips, clarification of plans, flying reports; prevent each builder from re-inventing the wheel.

Canards

Central States Assn. Newsletter

9283 Lindbergh Blvd.
Olmsted Falls, OH 44138-2407
440/826-3055
jschuber@juno.com
Self-help organization provides support of canard aircraft.

On-line support
www.canard.com/csa
Index of over 2300 articles relative to building, maintaining, modifying and flying canard aircraft.

Cassutt Sport/Racer

National Aeronautics Company
5611 Kendall Court, No. 2
Arvada, CO 80002
303/940-8442
http://cassutt.lornet.com
cassutts@aolcom

Challenger Aircraft

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FlyChallenger
http://challenger.inebraska.com
Challenger email list.

International Challenger Owners Association
4817 Lovers Lane
Wichita Falls, TX 76310
3930/696-2065

Coot

Coot-Builder's Newsletter
Richard A. Steeves
6958 Applewood Dr.
Madison, WI 53719

Corben Aircraft

Corben Club

Corben Courier Newsletter
P. O. Box 127
Blakesburg, IA 52536
515/938-2773, fax 515/938-2773
www.aaa-apm.org
aaaapmhq@pcsia.com
Provides information on the history of Corben designs and current news of projects completed or underway.

Corby Starlet

On-line support
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Corby_Starlet
Mailing list for Corby Starlet builders

www.exp-aircraft.com/aircraft/corby/corby.html
Plans for the Starlet as well as a builders newsletter can be obtained from this US site.

Cozy


On-line information and links; mailing list.
www.cozybuilders.org/

Dragonfly

Dragonfly builders support network.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Dragonflylist/

Dyke Delta

Delta Builders Network
Delta Builders
964 New Haven Ave.
Milford, CT 06460
203/877-7840
www.astrosurf.net/dbn
70413.1503@compuserve.com
Forum for the exchange of ideas and information between builders, flyers and enthusiasts of the Dyke Delta.

Europa

The Europa Club
The Europa Flyer
4 Saville Close, Cheltenham
Glocester, GL50 4NE
England
(011)1242 525 674
www.europaclub.org.uk
europa-club@rowil.clara.net
To pass on help in building and operating an Europa, organizing Europa-based fly-ins, fly-outs, seminars.

Experimental Balloons

P. O. Box 51
Port Mills Airport
Port Mills, VT 05058l
4802-333-9254
www.myairship.com/ebaa
balloons@vermontel.net

Express Aircraft

Express Link
Bill Copeland
CBROS, Inc.
4863 Primrose Lane
Livermore, CA 94550
925/455-1036
bnbent@packbell.net
Technical construction articles for builders of the EXPRESS aircraft.

www.express-builder.com
dedicated to builders of Express experimental aircraft.

Flying Flea

Pou du Ciel Review
P. O. Box 892
Wooster, OH 44691-0892
330/377-5013, fax 330/377-5013
www.valkyrie.net/~flyingflea/
buckland@valkyrie.net
Promotes the designs of the late Henri Mignet and to bring together all those interested in those designs.

Glasair

Glasair Aircraft Owners Association
www.glastar.org
www.glastarnet.org
Web site, articles, forums. 1000+ members.

GlaStar

Glasair Aircraft Owners Association
www.glastar.org
www.glastarnet.org
Web site, articles, forums. 1000+ members.

Great Lakes

Great Lakes Club
Great Lakes Log newsletter
P. O. Box 127
Blakesburg, IA 52536
515/938-2773, fax 515/938-2773
www.aaa-apm.org
aaaapmhq@pcsia.com
Information on the history of Great Lakes designs and current news of projects completed or underway.

Hatz

American Hatz Assn. Newsletter
Dale Severs
221 South Ridge Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
847/360-1522
www.weebeastie.com/hatzcb1
dsevers@ameritech.net
hatz-wings@worldnet.att.net
To provide a forum for the exchange of information and support to those building, flying or interested in the Hatz Biplane. Our annual gathering is held at the Biplane Expo in Bartlesville, OK the first weekend each June.

Hatz Club

Hatz Herald
P. O. Box 127
Blakesburg, IA 52536
515/938-2773, fax 515/938-2773
www.aaa-apm.org
aaaapmhq@pcsia.com
Information on the history of Hatz designs and current news of projects completed or underway.

Heath

Heath Foundation
Heath Newsletter
438 Allenby Dr.
Marysville, OH 43040-8722
937/642-3812
n8iln@juno.com
Promote and continue the aircraft designed by Edward Heath under the original type certificate.

Hummel Bird

Hummel Bird Newsletter
Charles Adomson
1503 Cellahomma
Knoxville, TN 37909
423/588-2428

ISON Aircraft

Max\News
417 S. Howes
Fort Collins, CO 80521
970/482-8244, fax 970/493-6622
svessey@frii.com
Exchange useful information on building and flying ISON Aircraft designs.

www.inscorp.com/cgiaj/bbs/discuss.cgi
BBS support group for miniMax/HiMax builders and fliers. Part of the East Tennessee Lonesome Buzzards website.

Jabiru

www.onelist.com/subscribe/jabiru
Email list for owners/builders of Jabiru aircraft and builders of other aircraft using Jabiru engines. Forum for the exchange of information between subscribers to the mailing list.

Jenny

www.groups.yahoo.com/group/Jenny_Builders
Builders of the 2/3-scale Early Bird Jenny.

KR

www.krnet.org
Builders and pilots support group and listserv with over 800 members.

Kitfox

The Kitfox Builder Newsletter
2805 222nd Place SE
Issaquah, WA 98029
425/392-4627, fax 425/557-0107
www.sportflight.com
kfbuildr@ix.netcom.com
Tips, tricks, how-to information, and builder profiles for building all Skystar Kitfox models. The newsletter is subscriber-supported and is not affiliated with Skystar.

Lancair

The Lancair Owners and Builders Organization (LOBO)
www.lancairowners.com
LOBO promotes the safe use of Lancair Aircraft through education, training and fostering communication between members. LOBO safeguards and furthers its members' interests with regulatory agencies, the general aviation community and the public at large.

Lancair Mail List
www.lancair.net
Mail list to facilitate the discussion of Lancair aircraft by builders and other interested parties.

Lancair Yahoo Club
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lancair

Meyer's Little Toot

Toot Tails Newsletter
40 Citrus Way
Allen, TX 75002
972/727-6274
817/430-3507
www.littletootbiplane.com
tommy@littletootbiplane.com or joy@littletootbiplane.com
Builders share building tips and flying/travel adventures.

Moni

Moni Builders
Moni Flyer (newsletter)
711 East St.
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
920/563-6502, fax 920/563-9115
eisenbrg@intaccess.com
Contact information for enthusiasts, builders and flyers of the Moni aircraft.

Murphy Rebel

Murphy Rebel Builders
Rebel Rouser (newsletter)
P. O. Box 238
Newberry Springs, CA 92365
flyboy@mscomm.com

On line support
www.dcsol.com/murphy-rebel
Subscribe to email list.

Rebel Builders of Ontario
Rebel Ramblings (newsletter)
22 Baronwood Ct.
Brampton, Ontario
L6V 3H6 Canada
905/457-5238, fax 905/457-5238
bob.patterson@canrem.com

Nieuport

Nieuport Builders' Mailing List
http://www.users.kih.net/~njlabhart/mailing.htm
Free email a mailing list for Builders, and flyers (or anyone who has interest).

One Design

On line support
www.onedesign.net
On-line support for DR-107 and DR-109 builders including construction hints, construction photos, classified section for swapping parts and contact with other builders.

P-51 Mustang (FEW)

Mustang Express
8212 W. Pomona Ct.
Boise, ID 83704
208/375-6977, fax 208/377-4473
dennis.turner@rmci.net
Help FEW P-51 builders by sharing ideas and techniques.

Pazmany

Pazmany Newsletter
4440 Date Ave.
LaMesa, CA 91941-6415
619/697-6254,
kbrown@stellcom.com
To promote the Pazmany PL-1 and PL-2 airplanes by disseminating builder's progress reports, photos, construction tips, sources for hard-to-find items, engineering changes and subscriber classified ads.

Pietenpol

Brodhead Pietenpol Assn. Newsletter
%The Independent-Register
P. O. Box 255
Brodhead, WI 53520-0255
bpa@indreg.com

Buckeye Pietenpol Assn. Newsletter
7 Crosswinds
St. Louis, MO 63132
http://users.aol.com/bpanews

International Pietenpol Newsletter
P. O. Box 127
Blakesburg, IA 52536
515/938-2773, fax 515/938-2773
www.aaa-apm.org
aaaapmhq@pcsia.com
History of Pietenpol designs and current news of projects completed or underway.

Pitts Special

Pitts & Smith Newsletter
108 Jefferson
Des Moines, IA 50314
515/243-3942, fax 515/243-3915
Support letter and group for Smith Miniplanes and Pitts Specials.

Quickie

Quickie Builders Association
www.quickheads.com

Ragwings

Ragwing Newsletter
624 West University Dr., Ste 199
Denton, TX 76201
940/566-5871
Construction and flight reports, tips and encouragement for enthusiasts of the many Roger Mann-designed ultralight replicas of classic aircraft.

Replicas

Replica Fighters Assn. Newsletter
Replica Fighters Assn., Inc.
31332 Camas Swale Rd.
Creswell, OR 97426
541/895-5135, fax: 541/895-513
Support group for individuals interested in the replication, flying and history of military aircraft.

Rose Parrakeet

Parrakeet Pilot Club
Parrakeet Pilot
P. O. Box 127
Blakesburg, IA 52536
515/938-2773, fax 515/938-2773
www.aaa-apm.org
aaaapmhq@pcsia
To provide information on the history of Rose Parrakeet designs and current news of projects completed or underway.

Sailplanes

Sailplane Homebuilders Association (SHA)
Dan Armstrong
21100 Angel Street
Tehachapi, CA 93561
661/822-8852
http://www.sailplanehomebuilders.com
danarmstro@aol.com

Serves as a resource for sailplane builders. The Sailplane Builder is a newsletter which is free to all members. Also offers connections to other builders and designers; sponsors workshops each summer.

SkyStar

SkyStar Aircraft Owners Assn.
SkyStar Journal
100 Sandau, Ste 200
San Antonio, TX 78216
210/525-1294, fax 210/525-8085
kromer@txdirect.net
Assist builders of SkyStar's products worldwide; bimonthly magazine, aircraft insurance programs and meetings and conventions for members.

Sky Pup

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Skypup-club/
The discussion group is for those owning, building or otherwise  interested in Steve Wood's Sky Pup ultralight and wanting to share questions and answers concerning the maintenance, flying, owning and building of these unique planes.

Smith Miniplane

Pitts & Smith Newsletter
108 Jefferson
Des Moines, IA 50314
515/243-3942, fax 515/243-3915
Support letter and group for Smith Miniplanes and Pitts Specials.

Sonerai

Sonerai Newsletter
11428 Six Mile Rd.
Franksville, WI 53126
Technical support and encouragement for builders and pilots of the Sonerai line of airplanes. The editor has built a Sonerai IIL from scratch and has been flying it for the past 12 years.

Sonex

Sonex Builders and Pilots Foundation
www.sonexfoundation.com

Sportsman 2+2

Glasair Aircraft Owners Association
www.glastar.org
www.glastarnet.org
Web site, articles, forums. 1000+ members.

Starduster

Starduster Magazine
5725 S.W. McEwan Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97035ivethead
503/639-8792
www.starduster.com/magazine.html

Stewart S-51

Rivethead
2510C Shipley Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19810
czachorowski@mindspring.com
Newsletter is designed to be a clearing house for ideas, suggestions, tips and other useful information that will make building and flying an S-51 easier and safer.

Stits Playboy SA 3A

josaj@webtv.net
Quarterly newsletter covering building, modifying, flying, engine usage, builders' tips.

Teenie Two

On-Line Forum
http://network54.com/Hide/Forum/40291
For the discussion of the Teenie Aircraft. Owners and interested parties are all welcome to exchange ideas or just chat.

Thorp T-18M

Thorp Mutual Aid
T-18 Newsletter
RR3, Box 295
Clinton, IL 61727
217/935-4215,
http://www.t18.net
Coordination and exchange of safety and building information for the Thorp T-18/S-18.

Thunder Gull (Earthstar Aircraft)

Thunder Gull News
c/o Charles Mallory
9 McKinley Circle
Little Rock, AR 72207
mallowaf@aristotle.net

Velocity

Velocity Views Newsletter
26 Marshview Dr.
St. Augustine, FL 32084-5873
For Velocity builders, pilots, dreamers and Wanabees.

Van's Aircraft

Van's Air Force - World Wide Wing
http://www.vansairforce.net
Online newsletter - Doug Reeves' cyberspace kiosk for Van's RV kit aircraft.

Viking Aircraft

International Viking Owners Group
2640 Obelisco Place
Carlsbad, CA 92009-6527t
760/438-2021 (office)

Volksplane

Volksplane News
c/o Keith Schindler
1325 Princeton Court
Denton, TX 76201
940/243-1065
kwschin@aol.com
Quarterly newsletter for the Volksplane builder, flyer and enthusiast. Back issues are available from January 1996. US subscriptions $6; out of states subscriptions, $10 US.

Zenith Aircraft

Zenair Association
6438 W. Millbrook
Remus, MI 49340
517/561-2393, fax 517/561-5101
Builder support, bimonthly newsletter

Online builder mail list:
http://www.matronics.com/z-list/index.htm

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