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Spitfire Squadron Scrambles Again

At Enstone, U.K., groups of builders are creating Spitfire replicas. By Geoff Jones.

Built in Britain

The Light Aircraft Companys Sherwood Ranger. By Geoff Jones.

1909 Blériot XI

A near-exact replica of the first airplane to fly across the English Channel.

FRED to Florida

After more than 50 years, Eric Cluttons original prototype is still flying. By Geoff Jones.

Alpi Pioneer 400T

Pioneering spirit-Italian design. By Geoff Jones.

Meet the Fokker, U.K. Style

In 1915, Allied pilots called the Eindecker the Scourge. In 2007, three friends in England bought and built Eindecker replica kits, and improved upon the original design. By Geoff Jones.

When the Rooster Flies

Just because real roosters don't fly doesn't mean that a 100%-original aircraft designed and painted to resemble one wont.

Grinvalds Orion

Jean Grinvalds’ plansbuilt four-seat pusher design was ahead of its time, predating the Bede BD-5, VariEze, Prescott Pusher and Cirrus VK-30. By Geoff Jones.

In Case You Missed it

Engine Beat

Exhaust systems do more than just get air into and out of aircraft engines. Exhaust system design, in terms of exhaust pipe length, diameter and tuning, affect the efficiency and performance of the engine, for better or worse.

Here Come Hell’s Bells Again

We can use decibel calculations no matter if we are measuring in power or voltage; the calculations and outcome are identical.
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Firewall Forward: The Oil Change

Let's get started with the KITPLANES Firewall Forward video series, sponsored by the Tempest...

Ask the DAR

Do I qualify as a Sport Pilot if I’m already a Private Pilot? Does the installation of skis constitute a major change? How can I get an N number? DAR Mel Asberry answers these questions.