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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.
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Dynon’s New Skyview SE

At Sun 'n Fun 2016, Dynon continued to push into the world of non-certified avionics with its SkyView SE, a less expensive version of its popular SkyView EFIS system. Paul Bertorelli prepared this video report.
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Flying Just’s Titan-Powered SuperSTOL

At Sun 'n Fun 2016, Just Aircraft is showing off its new Titan-powered SuperSTOL XL. Harrison Smith took Paul Bertorelli for a half-day demo flight in the new airplane, and here's his video report.
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Six Reasons to be a Homebuilder

Kitplanes magazine editor-in-chief Paul Dye is a former NASA flight director, but he's also a passionate homebuilder, currently working on a Dream Tundra. At...
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American Legend Gets a Superior Diesel

At AirVenture 2015, Superior Air Parts provided a progress report on their new Gemini three-cylinder diesel, showing off an installation in an American Legend...
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Rotax Introduces the 915 iS

No one was expecting it, but at AirVenture 2015, Rotax introduced a new engine, the 135-hp turbocharged 915 iS. The company says it's expected...

Orso dItalia

While its not exactly a Cub clone, Groppos new Trail kit shares some of the same DNA as Pipers classic. By Paul Bertorelli.
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Kitplanes Visits the Rotax Factory

With the 912 iS and new iS Sport engine, Rotax is making gains with new products. Reporting for KITPLANES, Paul Bertorelli visited the factory last summer and produced this video explaining how the engines are built.

Inside Rotax

It's really a factory within a factory. The company leverages high-volume recreational engine output to help sustain its aircraft motors.

Hangar Policy Lunacy

Sometimes, I'm glad our readers are paying attention because I'm not sure we always are. By "we," I mean the editorial we; the crack,...
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Kitplanes Flies the New Rotax 912 iS Sport

In April 2014, Kitplanes announced the new 914 iS, specifically tailored for the U.S. market. At the company's Wels, Austria headquarters, Kitplanes took a brief flight demo in an aircraft equipped with the new engine.

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APP in the Real World

Using the Additional Pilot Program for the first flight of an RV-10.

Letters

Belted's Take After reading "The State of Auto Conversions" article in the May...