On Mechanics

Given the benign nature of newer homebuilts and the wonders of a repairman certificate, there may be a good number of us not beholden...
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Demand and Supply

We’re all tired of talking about the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m certain, but there’s no denying it’s reached into every corner of our society, impacting...

Minimax to the Rescue

It's not easy to find a tug/tow bar assembly substantial enough to handle the job adequately and still be portable enough to be carried aboard.

Shenanigans

”Experimental Two Sierra X-Ray,  Oshkosh Tower, you are clear for touch-and-goes on any runway. Enjoy.” That is one of a handful of ATC communications that...

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...

In Case You Missed it

Watch Where You’re Going!

You can track on a smartphone or laptop the flight paths of Experimental aircraft as they fly in real time.

Backcountry Cub Special Operations Edition

Premeditation defines Paul Collins' first project.

Nitrile Gloves

If you're like me, you work on lots of things other than airplanes,...

High Desert Tales

Scary stuff.