Checkpoints

A continuing journey.

The Fellowship of the Wing

In the classic J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy Lord of the Rings, a small band of intrepid adventurers are sent on a near-impossible mission—to save the...

Booster or Bravado?

A few years back, during AirVenture, a person asked me what vibration testing had been performed on the tail of the Sonex. His jargon-filled...

Alternative Energies

Electric Light Sport Aircraft are few and far between, owing primarily to the heavy batteries eating into LSA weight restrictions. The Alternair Amp is poised to change all that. By Dean Sigler.

Alternative Energies

Dean Sigler checks in on the Green Flight Challengers of 2011 who didn’t make it to the competition to see what they’re up to now.

What’s New

Brightline Bags introduces the FLEX flight-bag system, Full Lotus Floats has a new owner, and Victor Technologies debuts a multiprocess welding system.

What’s New – Oxygen Concentrator, Factory-Built Searey, Dynon ADSB-in

Progressive Aerodyne to offer factory-built SeaRey, Windblade introduces Inogen Aviator G2-1050, and Dynon ships new ADS-B “In” weather and traffic receiver for SkyView EFISes.

What’s New: Dynon’s New Com Radio and Intercom

Audio components designed to work with the latest SkyView firmware 6.0.

Legalities

Selling a homebuilt. By Jerry Eichenberger.

Down To Earth

When the engine coughs (or worse), the creative mind gets cranking!

In Case You Missed it

No Restrictions?

Restrictor fittings that are easy to make.

Ask the DAR

Lost logbooks and airworthiness certificate, confusion about Light Sport Aircraft.

Completions

Builders share their successes.

Around the Patch

Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook looks closely the TSAs proposed badging plan for GA aircraft, which was buried in the Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP). Also, is there a chance for a Superior Air Parts revival?