Completions

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Dirk Verdonck’s Sonex Onex

I completed my Sonex Onex in March 2019. Building started in 2013 and during a period of 5 years, I spent 1800 hours on...

Sparrow Fokker D VII

Dear Kitplanes, here’s a great sunset to complement my Aerodrome Airplanes 80% scale Fokker D VII. It was completed in January 2016, and inspected...

Eric Joern’s Kitfox Super Sport

After attending AirVenture three times, watching my brother build his Kitfox and getting to know the folks at the Kitfox factory, I decided Kitfox...

Holliston LongEZ

NX666DV is the second Long EZ I've built from plans. The first one, SPEEDRACER flew me around for 1,500 hours over 10 years and...

Jim Nelson Sportsman

On June 12, 2019 Sportsman kit #7146 became N816J—airworthy according to my DAR! On September 19, 2019 N816J “slipped the surly bonds of earth and...
Gerry Peterson’s S-19 Venterra

Gerry Peterson’s S-19 Venterra

My S-19 Venterra received its Special Airworthiness Certificate on April 7, 2019 after a thorough inspection of the aircraft and documentation by DAR Vic...

Jim and Amelia Isaacs’ Zenith CH701

Jim and Amelia Isaacs received Airworthiness Certification for N701JA on 12 July 2019. The couple began their Zenith CH701 kit build in May of...

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...

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...

Completions

Bob Schmitz and Glen Clarke's Searey This Searey LSX amphibian was built over a three-year period by owners Bob Schmitz and Glen Clarke in...

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