Light Stuff

LSAs are fun, and being able to make that water landing-and takeoff-in one is even more enjoyable. Join Dave Martin as he samples the Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey LSX.

What’s New

MGL extends its warranty, Grand Rapids introduces the Sport SX EFIS, Vertical Power has a new system, and more. Edited by Mary Bernard.

Rear Cockpit

A major cover-up.

Editor’s Log

Timing.

Floating Nut Plates

The floating nut plate. It sounds like it should come with an allergy warning, but this is KITPLANES, not Pinterest, so we are discussing...

What’s New

Just Aircraft introduces the Highlander SuperStol, Cockpit Apps launches new fuel tankering app, and there’s a new LED position/anti-collision light.

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...

Engine Beat

Those who understand the aviation marketplace will be in a position to make the most of opportunities-and Tempest gets it. By Steve Ells.

The Dawn Patrol

Beware the numbers.

The Dawn Patrol

You know you're gonna get some, sooner or later.

In Case You Missed it

Pylon Neophyte

The nuts, bolts, and nickels of taxiing onto the Reno stage.

Around the Patch

Eventually even the best company founders want to retire, and Dick VanGrunsven of Vans Aircraft is no exception. Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook discusses the succession plan and why the future continues to look bright for this Pacific Northwest luminary.

Understanding Experimental Light Sport Aircraft

Dave Martin explains the different designations of factory-built and Experimental Light Sport Aircraft and how they continue to evolve.

Aero ‘lectrics

Workbench.