Retro look for fun flying. By Kevin Horton.
Super Cubs are beloved by many a backcountry adventurer, and several kits offer options to meet the demand of builders interested in these sturdy workhorses. By Dave Prizio.
A few hours piloting the Belite may make you reconsider your preconceived notions about ultralight aircraft. By Ed Wischmeyer.
Building his VW-powered Zenith CH 701 taught Wayne Clagg a lot about the consequences of powerplant choices and much more. By Scott M. Spangler.
Members of the Aircraft Kit Industry Association (AKIA) sat down recently with senior staff at EAA headquarters in Oshkosh, WI to discuss a variety of issues affecting both organizations. With EAA planning to honor the memory of founder Paul Poberezny at next year’s AirVenture, all items relating to homebuilt aircraft met with enthusiastic response. Both […]
Kitplanes magazine is pleased to announce that we have become the newest member of the Aircraft Kit Industry Association. AKIA was formed in 2012 to represent aircraft kit manufacturers, designers, suppliers and supporters and is dedicated to the promotion and safety of the Aircraft Kit Industry. Kitplanes is proud to join with the leaders of […]
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.
Father, Son Get G650s The Same Week
While it seems a lot of billionaires are apparently pining for just one Gulfstream G650, an Egyptian family took delivery of two of the now-$65...
Textron Scorpion Jet First Flight Expected Tuesday
Textron is aiming for first flight of the Scorpion jet on Tuesday at Cessna's facility in Wichita, with a followup flight Thursday if all goes...
Last Passenger DC-10 Makes Last Flight?
Bangladesh Biman Airlines announced it would on December 7 pull from service what it believes is the last McDonnell Douglas DC-10 to still carry...
Navy Launches Drone From Submerged Sub
The Navy said Thursday that it successfully launched the XFC folding-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS, or drone) from a torpedo tube on the USS...
Sean Tucker's Every Kid Can Fly Program
December marks the first month that a first batch of students will make their way through National Aviation Hall of Fame inductee and aerobatic...
Thunderbirds May Perform At AirVenture
For decades, AirVenture Oshkosh officials have said that airspace considerations have prevented the appearance of military jet teams at the annual...
Plans For "Nationwide" Warbird Flyover
Aviation heritage organizations are organizing to create a "nationwide flyover of WWII aircraft" Aug. 15-16, 2015, commemorating the 70th...
Sleep Apnea Bill Makes Legislative Progress
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has approved a bill that would force the FAA to follow the formal rulemaking process in...
Shell Announces Unleaded 100-Octane Fuel (Updated)
Shell Oil announced on Tuesday that is had developed an unleaded 100-octane piston engine fuel to replace 100LL and, presumably, the fuel will...
Research Study: Aircraft Certification Rules Don't Necessarily Improve Safety
While it's generally assumed that aircraft certification rules increase safety and reduce accidents, a recently completed research project by an...
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