Light Stuff

A bit of Brazil: Dave Martin flies the Paradise P-1 SLSA at the Sebring LSA Expo show.

Editor’s Log

Accepting the risk.

Checkpoints

Airworthiness prep.

What’s New

Cub Crafters introduces a Carbon Cub kit, a new study of LSAs may affect insurance rates, and AeroLEDs offers new LED anti-collision/landing lights; edited by Mary Bernard.

Free Flight

In a short, late-afternoon flight, Paul Dye takes on a particular Houston cloud formation and exalts in the glory of flying an airplane perfectly suited to his whims.

What’s New

Dr. RoTech introduces an engine analyzer for Rotax 912/914 engines, Planemakers offers builder assistance for composite aircraft, and Ameritech distributes Electroair ignition systems.

Free Flight

When developing a strategy for a flight, it’s important to know the limitations of XM weather, NEXRAD radar, moving maps and other tools.

COVIDity Blues

As I write this, it is the Ides of March in the year that will live in infamy. We are all aviators or we...

Guest Editorial

KITPLANES® publisher Cindy Pedersen bids readers a fond farewell as she embarks on a new journey—retirement.

Ask the DAR

When can a project be registered as Experimental? Can a non-complying airplane be registered as an LSA? How is the 51% criterion determined? Answers to these questions come from DAR Mel Asberry.

In Case You Missed it

Completions

Builders share their successes.

Guest Editorial

KITPLANES® publisher Cindy Pedersen bids readers a fond farewell as she embarks on a new journey—retirement.

Alternative Energies

Making those final connections. By Dean Sigler.

Checkpoints

Working the system.