Archive: June 1995

A turbocharged Pelican was on our cover of this issue. Inside, LeRoy Cook reported on the French homebuilt design’s kinship to the Cessna 150...

Adequate Supply

How to keep your engine happy.

Archive: August 1989

We called it “Pulsar With a Purpose,” on our August 1989 cover, and it was Mark Brown’s popular follow-on to the single-seat Star-Lite, the...

Archive: January 2008

On our cover was the stunning Falco F.8L built by Kris Shipler’s late father, John. We met Kris at Chino airport, where so much...
Kitplanes June 1999 cover.

Archive: June 1999

The Viking Cygnet was on the cover of our June 1999 issue. The plansbuilt design debuted at Oshkosh 1977 as Bert Sisler’s second design....

Archive: February 1989

On our February 1989 cover we celebrated the “Return of the Cub.” From today’s perspective, it’s hard to imagine it was ever gone, but...

Archive: December 2002

Eighteen years ago this issue, we put Jack Harper’s single-seat Breezy derivative on the cover that also touted the 2003 kit buyer’s guide featuring...

Archive: October 2000

Our October 2000 issue featured the Stolp Starduster Too, a huge section on readers who had completed their airplanes and a closer look at...

Archive: March 2009

Just three months into our yearlong 25th Anniversary year, we had a thoroughly reworked and completely exciting ViperJet on the cover. Lucky Doug Rozendaal,...

Archive: October 1994

Our October 1994 issue led off with the “wet and wonderful” Seawind 3000 composite amphibian and a thorough flight test of Nat Puffer’s Cozy,...

In Case You Missed it

On Safari

Builder Rick Reese applies state-of-the-art quality assurance techniques to the building of his exceptional Safari helicopter. By Mary Bernard.

Light Stuff

Columnist Dave Martin had the good fortune to be able to tour the new Rotax engine factory in Gunskirchen, Austria, and he offers a report on the trip including a side trip to Salzburgs Hangar-7.

Wind Tunnel

More about trikes.


Builders share their successes.