Hot Over Warming Up

To warm up or coldly go into the takeoff?

Engines of Change

It never fails to amaze me, this choice in powerplants for our Experimental aircraft. Here, you’ll find everything from standard “conventional” engines to radical...

Problemas en México

I was dismayed to receive an alert from the Baja Bush Pilots that aviation authorities in Mexico have recently turned away Experimental aircraft after entering the country.

The Best

What is “the best”? How is that defined, and by whom?

Flights of Fancy

It’s more cliché than observation to note there’s a whole lot of dreaming going on in aviation.
Kitplanes December 1998 Cover

Archive: December 1988

A Great Lakes biplane was on our December 1988 cover, and the issue contained our directory of all the homebuilts available for 1989—34 pages...

Propped Up

After seeing Paul Dye’s thorough review of the Whirl Wind propeller on his RV-8, I admit to a pang of impatience. You see, I’ve...

A Matter of Survival

If your aircraft turns in to a smoldering pile of ash and your gear happens to be in the baggage compartment, well…what you’ve got is what you’ve got.

Joining Your World

Like many, I suppose, I hadn’t intended to be part of the Experimental world.

Hanging up the Spurs

As I write this, it is August 31, 2020, which wouldn’t normally mean anything to anybody, especially me. Except for this particular day is...

In Case You Missed it

Maintenance Matters

Recapped tires-save money without sacrificing quality.

Ask the DAR

Applying for a Repairman Certificate, importing Experimentals, converting an SLSA Cub to ELSA.

Down to Earth

Music to a mothers ears. Amy Laboda preps the family Kitfox for her older daughters primary training.

Light Stuff

Heres one instance where the sound of silence (as in no engine noise) wont signal the need to start scoping out a place to set down. The Urban Air motorglider offers a compromise that makes the best of both worlds: fuel-efficient powered cruising and exciting powered-off soaring.