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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...

Zenith Aircraft Annual Open Hangar Days & Fly-In is Next Friday...

Zenith Aircraft Company is hosting its 27th annual Open Hangar Days & Fly-In at its factory at Mexico Memorial Airport in Mexico, Missouri.

Aircraft Spruce Opens West Chicago Facility

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. held a Grand Opening at its new facility in West Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, September 7. Several hundred customers...

G3X Touch Installation Class for Experimental Aircraft

Garmin Aviation Training will host a two-day G3X Touch for Experimental Aircraft - Installation Course at the company's headquarters in Olathe, Kansas on October...

Garmin Avionics for Experimental Aircraft Webinar – Thursday, September 5th

Garmin will be hosting a Garmin Avionics for Experimental Aircraft webinar this Thursday, September 5th, 2019. Learn more about the various experimental aircraft avionics solutions available from...

Companion: A New Bearhawk With Side-by-Side Seating

Bearhawk Aircraft announced a new model in its lineup of Bearhawk aircraft kits, the Bearhawk Companion. Expected to ship in October, the Bearhawk Companion...

EAA Aviation Museum adds two record breaking aircraft to collection

Around-the-world AutoGyro and all-electric BlackFly now on display
Kitplanes October 2019 cover

October 2019

On the cover: Mike Hongisto flies his highly custom Fisher Avenger at Minnesota’s Cloquet Carlton County Airport. Photographed by Scott M. Spangler.
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EAA Resolving Limitation 20 Issue

EAA is reporting that it is close to resolving an issue regarding an operating limitation currently assigned to new experimental aircraft that is concerning...

In Case You Missed it

Lancair Evolution

When Joe Bartels bought the company from founder Lance Neibauer in 2003, he knew it was time for a change. The goal was to find a high-performance aircraft that could be flown by the average pilot in the target market. The solution can be found in the company's newest product, the Pratt & Whitney-powered turbine Evolution; by Doug Rozendaal.


Pilots compensate all the time for aerodynamic effects such as ground effect, often without being conscious of it. By Ed Kolano.

Ask the DAR

Repairman certificate, test-flight areas.

Down to Earth

Born again. By Amy Laboda.