Its said that sailors make good floatplane pilots because they understand the nature of wind on the water. Sailboat racer and pilot Rick Orchard took that sentiment to heart in a big way when he decided to pump up an already large homebuilt (the Murphy Moose) by adding Aerocet amphibious floats and a 550-horsepower Pratt & Whitney PT6A-20 turbine engine.
Marc Cook spends a few days helping perform the annual on a friends RV-7A, and finds it much easier than doing his own.
If you’re looking for an economical way to get in the air and your stick-and-rudder skills are sharp, the Breese 2 may be the way to go. By Ed Wischmeyer.
Ready to jump into gyroplanes? Roy Beisswenger explains the options available and the regulations for this exciting segment of aviation.
The state of the kit world is sound. By Paul Dye and Mark Schrimmer
Editor-at-Large Marc Cook considers the relevance of airworthiness directives for homebuilders and reflects on what he learned about the current homebuilt market at Sun ’n Fun.
What does a video game have in common with building an airplane? More than you might think.
As Paul Dye takes the helm at KITPLANES, he looks forward to covering this exciting time in the Experimental aircraft community.
“Hey, who you callin’ old?”
Courtesy Light QuestionI just read your courtesy light article . Great stuff! That's what sets the Experimental planes apart from the rest of GA—the...