Archive: June 2003

We’ve seldom shied away from indulging a builder’s whimsy on our pages, including the cover. So to find Rod Cowgill’s Mifyter on our June...

Archive: July 2012

A decade ago, we had the RANS S-7S on our cover. Although current editor in chief Marc Cook had moved out of la sedia...

Archive: August 1985

The amazing Rutan Voyager was on the cover of our August 1985 issue. If you know your dates, you appreciate that ours was a...

Archive: September 1985

Way back in the early issues of KITPLANES®, when we still felt the need to say “by the editors of Private Pilot” on the...

Archive: January 1992

The pointy, provocative nose of the Berkut punctuated our heavily processed cover this month. Inside, it was the first of a two-part story on...

Archive: April 2007

Faithful KITPLANES® readers who picked up our April 2007 issue might be forgiven for thinking we’d lost our minds and put a Piper Comanche...

Archive: December 1993

Our end-of-year issue for 1993 was then, as it is now, the annual “homebuilt directory,” which in this edition packed 487 aircraft into a...

Archive: January 1993

Our January 1993 cover featured the provocative RANS S-11 Pursuit. Howard Levy’s story chronicled Randy Schlitter’s already impressive resume at the time—nearly two decades...

Archive: February 1999

Our February 1999 issue teased a summer’s worth of aeronautical splash-n-dash with a “Water-Flying Special.” In it, we covered amphibious aircraft and floatplanes as...

Archive: October 1999

Mike Arnold’s hyper efficient AR-5 was on our October 1999 cover with a report by editor Dave Martin that posed an interesting question: Could...

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In this episode of our video series, Paul Dye describes some of the common...