Table of Contents
February 2012 Issue
The 2012 Rotorcraft Buyers Guide includes 49 designs for those who may be interested in building a kit helicopter or gyroplane.
Marc Cook reports on the process of developing a new Lycoming O-233 engine package for the Kitfox Series 7 Super Sport and samples the result.
Garmin builds on its portable product line with two new navigators: the aera 795 and 796. Paul Bertorelli reviews these synthetic-vision capable units.
Paul Dye debuts his new series on the myriad considerations that go into building and flying Experimental aircraft.
Lycoming makes a push into the Light Sport Aircraft market with its new O-233 engine. Though similar in appearance to the venerable O-235, its an entirely new design poised to take on some heavy competition. By Marc Cook.
What builders need to know about Light Sport Aircraft Repairman Certificates. By Mel Asberry.
Builders share their successes.
The FAA provides a wealth of user-friendly information on its web site. Jim Weir takes us on a tour of the highlights.
Learn how wingtip vortices are generated and how wake turbulence can affect your aircraft. By Barnaby Wainfan.
Editor Mary Bernard introduces the new Build It Better series by Paul Dye and praises Kitfox Aircraft for its ongoing development efforts.
MGL Avionics announces its new XTreme EMS engine monitoring system, the RANS S-19 Venterra has joined the FAAs official 51% eligibility list, and Wicks Aircraft Supply adds a new Dual XGPS150 universal Bluetooth Receiver to its product lineup.
Marc Cook reflects on the years of on-the-job lessons he learned while formation flying and shooting air-to-air photography.
Marc Cook explains the nuts-and-bolts of how we achieve the aerial photography that appears in the magazine, and offers a few pointers on how to capture your own plane in flight.
Doug Reeves, creator of the Vans Air Force web site, shares his personal philosophy about what it takes to fly safely and responsibly.
Dick and Sharon Starks mix it up with the big boys and draw their own crowd at Oshkosh AirVenture 2011.
Dean Sigler was on location at this years Green Flight Challenge in Santa Rosa, California, and he offers a report.
Ready to jump into gyroplanes? Roy Beisswenger explains the options available and the regulations for this exciting segment of aviation.
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