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Dirk Verdonck’s Sonex Onex

I completed my Sonex Onex in March 2019. Building started in 2013 and during a period of 5 years, I spent 1800 hours on...

Sparrow Fokker D VII

Dear Kitplanes, here’s a great sunset to complement my Aerodrome Airplanes 80% scale Fokker D VII. It was completed in January 2016, and inspected...

Fly the Zenith STOL CH 701 Flight Sim

Lionheart Creations Ltd. released the Zenith STOL CH 701 “Sky Jeep” aircraft design for Lockheed Martin’s PREPAR3D (P3D) flight simulator. A project two years...

Eric Joern’s Kitfox Super Sport

After attending AirVenture three times, watching my brother build his Kitfox and getting to know the folks at the Kitfox factory, I decided Kitfox...

Holliston LongEZ

NX666DV is the second Long EZ I've built from plans. The first one, SPEEDRACER flew me around for 1,500 hours over 10 years and...

Jim Nelson Sportsman

On June 12, 2019 Sportsman kit #7146 became N816J—airworthy according to my DAR! On September 19, 2019 N816J “slipped the surly bonds of earth and...
Kitplanes November 2019 cover

November 2019

On the cover: Paul Dye flies his SubSonex personal jet over Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada. Photographed by Richard VanderMeulen.
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Winner’s Circle What’s this I hear about Paul Dye already winning some kind of award for his SubSonex? When will we see more on this...

Chipper Aerospace Up For Sale

Following a fire earlier this year that destroyed much of the company's inventory and tooling, James and Kathy Wiebe have decided they cannot continue...
Gerry Peterson’s S-19 Venterra

Gerry Peterson’s S-19 Venterra

My S-19 Venterra received its Special Airworthiness Certificate on April 7, 2019 after a thorough inspection of the aircraft and documentation by DAR Vic...