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Contributing Editor Amy Laboda is a freelance writer and editor of Aviation for Women magazine. She's an ATP-rated pilot and instrument and multi-engine Flight Instructor with a passion for teaching and flying in light aircraft. Her steady rides these days are a 18-year old Kitfox IV and a fresh Van's RV-10.

Kitfox vs. Kitfox

A side-by-side comparison between an old Kitfox Model 4 and a new Kitfox Series 7 Super Sport SLSA. And the winner is?

New, Lighter Hartzell Prop for RV-10

Hartzell Propeller announced that it has developed a new three-blade ASC-II composite propeller for Van's Aircraft RV-10. The new prop is four pounds lighter...
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Italian MW Engine Makes U.S. Debut at Sun ‘n Fun

Italian engine-maker MW brought its wares to booth NE50 at Sun 'n Fun 2013 for the first time this year. The company partners with...

New Lancair Legacy Kit Pricing Announced at Sun 'n Fun

It was a busy day for announcements at Sun 'n Fun and Lancair was not to be left out of the fun. The company...

Belite Gets Large with Multifunction Display

Known for its diminutive electronic flight instruments, Belite Electronics has changed things up this year at Sun 'n Fun by presenting attendees with a...

Demo Flights All Day Long at Paradise City During Sun 'n...

It is official: product demonstration flights of LSA-qualified aircraft are happening from dawn to dusk at the grass light sport aircraft runway and the...

Firewall Forward Options for Van's RV-12 on Display at Sun 'n...

The Van's Aircraft RV-12, with more than 200 units sold, is quick becoming one of the most popular two-place kit aircraft that can be...

WingXPro7 Adds FlightShare® Technology, more ADS-B Functions

Pilots and flight crews using Hilton Software LLC's WingXPro7 app for iOS can now share flight plans and other flight information on the ground...

iPad Aviator Folio mini Kneeboard, Mounts from MyGoFlight At Sun-n-Fun

MyGoFlight (booth C-049) has introduced the iPad Aviator Folio for the iPad mini. This leather, rotating aviation kneeboard, lapboard, and protective case is designed...

Barrett Precision Engines Building Up Superior XP-400 Engines

Superior Aircraft Parts, supplier of the XP-400 kit engine, announced during Sun 'n Fun 2013 that it has appointed Barrett Precision Engines of Tulsa,...

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Down to Earth

After a reluctant transition from paper to pixels, Amy Laboda explores the options available in digital-charting apps and how she arrived at a decision.

Fly Professionally

Fly professionally.

Engine Update: New Life for Old Radials

Barrett Precision Engines has taken the nine-cylinder Vedeneyev M14P radial engine to a whole other level with a fuel-injection upgrade and new ignition system. By Marc Cook.

Around the Patch

Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook discusses the potential impact of changes to the FAAs 51% rule, which are the result of increasingly complex aircraft being constructed with the aid of builder-assistance programs.