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Mark Phelps

Mark Phelps
Mark Phelps is a senior editor at AVweb. He is an instrument rated private pilot and former owner of a Grumman American AA1B and a V-tail Bonanza.

EAA ‘Virtual Ultralight Days’

Virtual Ultralight Days will return in 2024 for the third year.
Verhees D2 (Photo: Erik Brouwer)

Verhees D2

The dream of the delta is alive in Belgium.

SubSonex-Based Unmanned Twin-Jet Revealed As Low-Cost Military UAV

Aircraft builders with an active imagination might see a new twin-engine SubSonex in this photo, but don't count on it. Sonex has been open...

ScaledBirds Radial-Powered Curtiss P-36 60% Replica

An airplane-loving design student’s senior project gave rise to a family business dedicated to building scaled replica fighters “the right way.” ScaledBirds is a...

Hartzell’s Presence At Sun ‘n Fun Focuses On Backcountry Flying

Hartzell Propeller’s focus at its Sun ‘n Fun display is backcountry flying, including its carbon fiber Trailblazer and aluminum Voyager props. Hartzell tech experts,...

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Ask the DAR

Required placards, placing an Experimental in an S-Corp., licensing a KR-2 as an LSA.

Metal Magic: Driven Rivets

An introduction to driving round-head rivets with a rivet gun and bucking bar, the staple skill needed for building a metal airplane.

Alternative Energies

One plane, one pilot, 5 tons of garbage: How Jeremy Rowsell plans to crisscross the globe in a Cessna 172 powered by fuel made from recycled plastic. By Dean Sigler.

Flying Both Sides

When it comes to WW-I aircraft, Airdrome Aeroplanes shows no favorites.