Zenith Aircraft Workshops at DeLand

Zenith Aircraft Company is returning to the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase with kit aircraft assembly demonstrations and its popular hands-on workshop sessions. At the Zenith...

Van’s Announces Management Changes

Van’s Aircraft has shifted its management staff, saying it is “the right time to adjust the focus and priorities of the management team” in a year of rapidly expanding sales.

Sonex Introduces Sub-Kits

PRESS RELEASE Sonex Aircraft, LLC has announced yet another option for building Sonex Aircraft: Sub-Kits for Sonex and Waiex airframe. These Sub-Kits are designed to...

Aircraft Spruce Acquires Aviation Book Co.

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co., a leading supplier of aircraft parts, avionics, and pilot supplies has announced that they recently acquired Aviation Book Co. Based...

Aircraft Spruce Stocks Clecall Steel Upright Pliers

Aircraft Spruce is the exclusive distributor of the Clecall Steel Upright Cleco Pliers, which are faster to use and easier to activate than standard Cleco...

Sennheiser Withdraws from the Cockpit

Audio specialist Sennheiser is withdrawing from the pilots' headset business in March 2016. The company says it will fulfill all its obligations for servicing...

First B-Model Sonex and Waiex Kits Have Shipped

Sonex Aircraft announced that the first customer shipments of Sonex and Waiex B-Model kits. Two Waiex-B Kit Minus Tail packages and one Sonex-B Wing...

Lancair To Sell Legacy Assets In Favor Of Evolution Series

The assets of Lancair International's older kitplane series are for sale as the company splits off into another entity that will focus on its...

Trig Avionics TN70 Makes ADS-B More Affordable

Trig Avionics produces the TT31 transponder, a 'plug and play' retrofit that's ADS-B capable and replaces old Bendix KT76A, KT76C and KT78A transponders. Trig also...

Update on Rotax 915is Aircraft Engine from AERO Friedrichshafen

    BRP-Rotax revealed the latest development progress on the Rotax 915 iS, a 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, turbocharged aircraft engine with intercooler and a redundant fuel injection...

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A Wooden Kneeboard for Tablets

While I owned my‭ ‬Fisher FP-404‭ ‬‭(‬“Restoring a Stored Homebuilt‭,‬”‭ ‬February 2017‭), ‬I was...

Wind Tunnel

Builders are often in a rush to prove the airworthiness of their homebuilt projects, but thorough flight-testing is essential.

Firewall Forward: Electrical Systems, Part 1

Don’t be intimidated by the prospect of wiring—plenty of homebuilders didn’t know how to do it when they started their projects. Get yourself the right tools, then jump in and start learning. Dave Prizio outlines the basics.

Engine Beat

Do kit aircraft owners have to comply with ADs? Steve Ells examines the dos and donts of this tricky question.