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KITPLANES Editor in Chief Marc Cook has been in aviation journalism for more than 30 years. He is a 4000-hour instrument-rated, multi-engine pilot with experience in nearly 150 types. He’s completed two kit aircraft, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glasair Sportsman 2+2, and currently flies a 2002 GlaStar.

A Very Special Oshkosh

This year’s AirVenture set records for attendance, so says EAA. I learned this after the show, but I could have predicted the press release...

GAMI G100UL Approval and Next Steps

It’s been a week since the FAA finally signed a significantly broadened STC allowing the use of GAMI’s G100UL unleaded avgas in virtually every...

AirVenture Posts Record Attendance

Everyone assumed that 2021, the first year back from a pandemic-canceled event in 2020, would be the high-water mark for AirVenture, but that’s not...
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Continental Increases R&D Budget, Plans to Reduce Lead Times

KITPLANES caught up with Continental Aerospace Technologies' CEO Karen Hong at AirVenture 2022. She told us that the company has increased its R&D budget...
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Murphy Aircraft Shows Updated Models at AirVenture

Newly resuscitated Murphy Aircraft made a splash at AirVenture 2022 with a new Radical homebuilt as well as a partially completed Moose on tricycle...
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PS Engineering Introduces PMA450C Audio Panel

We checked in with PS Engineering's Mark Scheuer for a quick tour of the new PMA450C audio panel. It's been redesigned to be less...

Shady Doings

The high-wing-versus-low-wing argument will rage as long as we have airplanes. (Only to be beaten by the biplane builders who say they have both.)...
Marc Cook, Tom Hamilton, and Omar Filipovic at AirVenture 2022. Tom Hamilton is the designer of the GlaStar experimental, seen in the background.

You Never Know Who You’ll See at AirVenture

There I was, minding my own business. Web editor Omar Filipovic and I were preparing to leave AirVenture on Friday morning. Omar had gone...

GAMI Update on Unleaded Avgas

GAMI’s George Braly and Tim Roehl updated AirVenture pilots on their rollercoaster ride with the FAA on obtaining an expanded STC for their G100UL...
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Van’s RV-15 Update from AirVenture

We checked in with Van's Greg Hughes for an update on the RV-15's launch at AirVenture. Now that the 15 has been poked and...

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Home Shop Machinist

Basic mold making.

Quickie Adoption

Building an airplane from an orphaned kit. By Dan Yager.

Flight Review: Seven into Ten

The four-seat Van’s RV-10 has been an enduring presence in the homebuilt universe, but its best years may still lie ahead. By Marc Cook.

Ask the DAR

One fuel gauge for two tanks, becoming the builder of record, converting a Europa to LSA.