Kitfox Super Sport

With 4000 kits sold, a million hours flown and a loyal customer base, you just knew that the Kitfox would somehow find itself back in production. It's been out after the previous company, SkyStar Aircraft, went bankrupt in 2005, leaving builders in the lurch.

Zenith CH 650 B

With the UL Power 350iS engine and other mods, the new CH 650 B has advanced Zenith Aircrafts product line. By Marc Cook.

Durand Reinstatement

Planning a kit for the unique Mark V negative-stagger biplane.

Sequoia Falco: Wings of Desire

Ten years of meticulous workmanship and a daughters dedication combined to result in a stellar example of a Sequoia Falco F.8L. Builder John Shipler enjoyed the fruits of his labor before his health declined, and his daughter Kris has continued to fly and maintain the airplane after his passing.

Van’s RV-12

In typical fashion, Van’s Aircraft refused to rest on its laurels after the RV-12’s prototype debut last year, and sought to improve on an already good design. The new production airplane has changed (beyond its color), with a castering nosewheel, toe brakes instead of a grip, reshaped control sticks for better clearance, ground-adjustable seats fore and aft as well as in tilt, and the list goes on. Best of all, this day/VFR machine is still a delight to fly; by Ed Kolano.

The Eagle Takes Off

Precision Airmotives Eagle EMS brings electronic management to traditional aircraft engines for nearly turn the key and go flying. By Marc Cook.

Hatz Classic: A Homebuilt Waco

First-time builder Ron Sieck’s Hatz Classic biplane comes charmingly close to perfection. By Ed Wischmeyer.

The Big Bearhawk

Bearhawk 5: more room, more horsepower…more everything.

Remember When: The BD-5 Micro

The BD-5's reputation precedes it: long in development, company bankruptcy, investor losses, challenging to fly, early accidents. With an introduction like that, who would think this micro plane would be such a positively straightforward blast to fly?

Belite Chipper

Economy two-seat flying for STOL and cruising.

In Case You Missed it

RANS S-21 Outbound

Great looks, easy to build, and a wide choice of engines. Is this the RANS you've been waiting for?

The Independence Project: Forward to the Fuselage

Dave Martin marches ahead with the Van’s RV-12, inventorying fuselage hardware, attaching the sideskins, working on other subassemblies and mating the tail cone to the fuselage. Progress!

Archive: April 1998

On our April 1998 cover was the sleek, motorglider-esque Europa. Actually, not just one...

Editor’s Log

The envelope, please.