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What’s in Your Hangar

The FAAs Order 5190.6B has stirred ire in the hearts of many pilots, developers, aviation-related business owners and airpark residents who see further enforcement of land-use restrictions as unnecessary meddling by the feds.

In Case You Missed it

Kitplanes June 1999 cover.

Archive: June 1999

The Viking Cygnet was on the cover of our June 1999 issue. The plansbuilt...

Restoring the RV-1

The very first Van’s prototype flies again, thanks to months of volunteers’ hard work, and its designer climbs back into the cockpit, some five decades after he built it.

A Sign of the Zodiac (Part 7)

It’s about the journey, not the destination, as Rick Lindstrom’s homebuilt Zodiac 601 XL is ferried by friends from Florida to its new home in Cloverdale, California.

Positive Capture

Aircraft fasteners that are critical almost always have a positive capture design or mechanism.