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Paul Bertorelli

Paul Bertorelli
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Paul Bertorelli is Editor at Large at Belvoir Media Group which publishes Kitplanes Magazine, The Aviation Consumer and AVweb.com. He was formerly the editor of IFR. Paul's an ATP-CFII-MEI.

Velocity U

You could probably figure out how to fly one on your own, but it wouldn’t be pretty. Velocity will show you how.

Sun ‘n Fun Postponed Until May 5-10

Sun ‘n Fun has been postponed until May 5 to 10, 2020 on concerns over the spread of Covid-19. According to Tampa’s foxnews13, the...

Sporty’s PJ2

For a couple‭ ‬of hundred bucks‭, ‬why‭ ‬argue about whether a handheld VHF‭ ‬com radio is worth having‭? ‬Top-of-the-line tablets can cost five times...
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What Was New at DeLand?

Last weekend the final trade show of the season kicked off in DeLand, Florida, and Paul Bertorelli was there to find out what’s new...
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AeroVonics AV-20 and AV-30 Review

A New Mexico start-up called AeroVonics rolled out the most innovative panel-mount electronic displays we’ve seen in quite some time. The instruments are designed...

Rotaxs 915 iS is Ready to Roll

It's got a great power-to-weight ratio, but also a complex installation procedure. Don't be surprised if it inspires a new design or two.
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Sport Expo: Building Airplanes Is Getting Easier

Last week, just as I was girding to launch into the savage hinterlands of central Florida where Sebring is situated, I got a note...

Super Legend HP

The ASTM Titan engine finds another home in a new kit from American Legend. And yeah, its a hotrod. By Paul Bertorelli.
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TruTrak Eco Autopilot Demonstration

At Sun 'n Fun 2016, TruTrak showed its new Eco autopilot. KITPLANES' Paul Bertorelli had a look at it and prepaid this video report.
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Lancair Piston Evolution Video

At Sun 'n Fun 2016, Lancair flew in both versions of its flagship Evolution, one turbine and one piston. The piston version has the Lycoming IE2 electronic engine. Kitplanes interviewed Kevin Eldredge and prepared this video report as part of our Sun 'n Fun coverage.

In Case You Missed it

Missing Red Bull

Am I alone when saying the Red Bull Air Races were not my ideal...

Remember When: The BD-5 Micro

The BD-5's reputation precedes it: long in development, company bankruptcy, investor losses, challenging to fly, early accidents. With an introduction like that, who would think this micro plane would be such a positively straightforward blast to fly?

Tips From the New Guy

Picking your panel. By David Boeshaar.

Got Threads?

What to do when you've stripped a spark plug hole or other threaded receptacle in your homebuilt (once the cursing has stopped)? We have ways...