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Omar Filipovic

Omar Filipovic has been the Kitplanes’ Web Editor since 2009. He is building a GlaStar while also acting as president and janitor of the Glasair Aircraft Owners Association. He earned his Private Pilot certificate in 1994 and if he ever grows up, he wants to be a ski bum.

Engine Build School

Class is in session at Superior Engines-Part 2.

Engine Build School

Class is in session at Superior-Part 1.

EAA Founder Paul Poberezny Dies at Age 91

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Founder Paul Poberezny passed away this morning (August 22) at Evergreen Retirement Village in Oshkosh, Wis., after a battle with...

SocialFlight Selected for the KITPLANES Calendar

KITPLANES has formed a partnership with Where2 Interactive, maker of the SocialFlight web-based aviation even calendar and app for mobile devices, to improve the...

Meet Paul Dye, Kitplanes’ New Editor In Chief

We are excited to introduce Paul Dye as the new Editor in chief at Kitplanes magazine. Paul retired as a lead flight director for NASA's...

Guest Editorial

We've made improvements: This year's printed Kit Aircraft Buyer's Guide has a new format that highlights the latest designs. Plus, the Online Aircraft Buyer's Guide's new features yield a better and more useful search result.

MythBusters: Duct Tape Plane

If your ultralight aircraft were torn up by a bear, could you tape it up with duct tape and fly it home? Mythbusters finds...

Green Flight Challenge Video Report by CAFE Foundation

The CAFE Foundation published a video report showing takeoffs and landings of the participating aircraft. Each aircraft's efficiency is evaluated using special hardware to...

Product Tour: New 796 from Garmin

Garmin unveils aera 796.

News Brief Video: Glasair Sportsman TC Introduced

The turbocharged, carbon-fiber-bodied Sportsman TC.

In Case You Missed it

Flush Rivet Removal

There can be more than 10,000 rivets in an aluminum kit aircraft. Given that many opportunities for errors, you’ll surely need to replace a few.

Editor’s Log


Ask the DAR

Converting an ultralight to ELSA, kit without a bill of sale, engine missing its data plate.

Alternative Realities

Larry Simpsons first building experience was deepened by his engine choice: an Eggenfellner H6 Subaru conversion. His attention to detail and tailored modifications led to more of a hands-on experience than he expected-sometimes frustrating, expensive and fascinating. By Larry Simpson.