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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

The Ultimate Upgrade

As Martha and Wendell Solesbee near completion on their Lancair Evo, they encounter the minor setbacks that make the “90% done, 90% to go” expression ring true.

Supermarine Aircraft Mk 26B

Quick and nimble, with distinctive elliptical wings: The Spitfire was a classic WW-II fighter plane. Now a 90%-scale kit, true to the original, makes this inspired design available to the homebuilder.

Wind Tunnel

Design process-CG limits and tail size, part 2.

What’s New

Lancair is under new ownership, Dynon updates its SkyView software, design rights for the Murphy Renegade are for sale, and you can treat your pet to in-flight oxygen with Aeroxs system. Edited by Mary Bernard.