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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

Final Steps to Flight

Part 4: Overhauling Your Own Lycoming

Flush Rivet Removal

There can be more than 10,000 rivets in an aluminum kit aircraft. Given that many opportunities for errors, you’ll surely need to replace a few.

Head in the Clouds

Paul Dye extols the sheer joy and mystery of flying in clouds.

Letters

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