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Al Leppanen's Dakota Hawk

I built my Dakota Hawk from plans over a period of about three and a half years; the first flight was in October 2011....

Mark Banus' Glasair SIIS FT

After 13 years of construction, Glasair SIIS FT N600 launched from Chesapeake regional (KCPK) on her maiden voyage the morning of Wednesday June 4,...

Mathis Sport Aviators' RANS S-6

N646GT started with six members in an LLC, and currently has four left, 10 years after we bought the kit. One of our team...

Paul Dye's SubSonex N958PD: Successful First Flight

SubSonex Serial #21 (N958PD) made its first flight out of the Dayton Valley Airpark in Nevada on the 24th of March, 2019. Winter kept...

John “Snaps” Knapp’s Micro Mong Rocket Seaplane

Flying in my 1984 Avid Seaplane for 2600 hours, the first one on floats, I always loved the nostalgia of biplanes, especially biplanes on...

Phillabaum Helicycle

First flight of my Helicycle helicopter was on January 31, 2019 after two years of part-time building. Previously, before I retired, I built an...

Alperin Sportsman

I completed construction of the Glasair Sportsman on November 1, 2016 in the Two Week to Taxi program at Glasair Aviation and received the...
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Dave Armando’s Kitfox Speedster Model V

After 6 years of building my 2001 Kitfox Speedster Model V was flown.

Jon Croke's Zenith CH750 Cruzer

My new Zenith CH750 Cruzer is powered by a rebuilt Continental O-200 engine driving a WhirlWind propeller. From start to finish the kit took...

Joe Senatori's Safari Helicopter

I started this project in 1998 after a visit to Oshkosh. I built this Safari from plans doing the entire frame welding myself and...

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Best Practices – Fastener Safety

Cotter pins, safety wire, lock washers, and thread lockers.

A Tale of Two Antennas

With the recent rush to ADS-B, there has been a significant interest in GPS...

Forgetting How?

Overheard comments are often the most interesting, probably because your brain is in a...

Around the Patch

Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook discusses the many virtues of Kifoxs new Super Sport, which will be powered by a Rotec radial.