Completions

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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...

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...

Aupperle Zenith CH 750 STOL

I always wanted something to do in retirement that that would be both challenging and fun. I couldn't envision myself playing golf only during...

Pappas Waiex B Turbo

This is my second Waiex build. My first appeared in a Kitplanes article in 2007. This one took 24 months of part time work...

"Old Crow" Huber RV-7A

After six and a half years, I received an airworthiness certificate on August 2, 2018. The first two flights were on August 10, flown...

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Subsonex paint

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