Completions

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Two Bearhawk Patrols Take to the Air

Scott French of Iowa and an Australian threesome comprising Alan Arthur, Doug Harrington and Avon Furphy have completed, certified and flown their Bearhawk Patrols...

Port RV-8

Here is my RV8 that I completed in June 2017. I didn't have enough time to fly off my phase one in time for...

Clarke-Schmitz Searey

This Searey amphibian was built over a three year period by owners Bob Schmitz and Glen Clarke in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. Initial flights in...

Michel Fithian-Eyb's 1912 Etrich Taube Series F Replica

Sometime after my grandfather passed away I ran across a curious photo of him in an airplane. Turns out he was one of the...

John Vander Horck RV-12

After three years and 1,800 hours of construction, I'm proud to acknowledge the first flight of my Rotax 912 ULS powered Van's RV-12 E-LSA,...

Richard Guy's RANS S-6S Coyote

My RANS S-6S N428WG was delivered in August 2010 and issued an airworthiness in August 2011. It was as much fun to build as...

Barry Haley's Pelican

My Ultravia Pelican PL was started back in the 1990s by Dick Randolph, a WWII P-47 fighter pilot who served with the 313th Fighter...

Bill Prokes' Stolp Starlet

Stolp SA-500 Starlet N23ME was completed in November of 2016 . The project spanned approximately 4 years. The Engine is a Franklin 4AC-199 E-3...

Scholes RV-12 – N935RS

In April of 2011 I ordered a kit from Van's Aircraft--the E-LSA RV12, and I have been building it since then. Last fall (2017) I finally...

Leedom/Hlavac KitFox Lite

N200HL started life as a KitFox Lite kit. The engine is a Rotax 503 with a 3.47:1 reduction. The motor mount, carbon full cowl...

In Case You Missed it

Ask the DAR

DAR Mel Asberry clears up airspace restrictions for homebuilts during flight testing and discusses how the original builder of a homebuilt design remains the builder unless the airworthiness certificate is surrendered, which has implications for reselling an aircraft.

Kit Stuff

Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.

Product Review: BrightLine Pilot Bag

The BrightLine Bag is the ideal accessory for pilots who like a place for everything and everything in its place. By Marc Cook.

Editor’s Log

Paul Dye talks about meeting old friends and making new friends at air shows and fly-ins, and introduces several new columnists who will be regular contributors to KITPLANES®.