Beer, Brats, and Curds

When you’re visiting a foreign country, I believe it is important to eat the local food—and as a born-and-bred Minnesotan, I am bound by...

My Favorite AirVenture Hideaways

If you have been to AirVenture before, you know it is immense. If you haven’t, and this is your first time, prepare to be...

Welcome to the Show!

AirVenture or Oshkosh – whatever you call it, there is a mystical quality to this event  that draws 600,000 of our closest friends to...

Never Hold in the Air

If you ever daydream about being a fighter or bomber pilot, think of  the flying arrival to AirVenture as a military operation. That means...

Planning for the Storm—on the Ground!

There is one thing for certain about a week in Oshkosh in July - you WILL worry your way through at least one strong...
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Upper-Left Coasters Head to OSH

Marc and Omar bring the Glastar from Oregon toward Oshkosh. Tonight's stay is Aberdeen, SD, on the way to Madison, WI. There, they will...

The Arrival Show

It’s considered bad form—but a whole lot of fun—to line up five friends along runway 27 at Oshkosh, each with a large piece of...

The Fisk Arrival – It’s Not Magic

People make a big deal out of the VFR arrival to Oshkosh during AirVenture, and of course, I understand why. The “Notice” is 32...

Mental Prep

A funny thing happens to me in early July - I begin to psych myself up for the trip to Oshkosh, and honestly, it...
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Poker Run, For Fun

Not everything here at KITPLANES has to be serious news, you know. Here’s some footage of me and my boyfriend, Brian Hickman, flying his...

In Case You Missed it

Supercharged F-1 Rocket

While builder Wolfgang Meyn loved the F-1 Rocket quickbuild kit, things got a little more complicated (and exciting) when he decided to add an Aero Supercharger Solutions supercharger teamed up with a modified Airflow Performance fuel-injection system; by Ed Wischmeyer.

Kit Stuff

Design Process: Landing Gear, Part 3

Last month we took a look at the basic characteristics of the two most...

Replacing Fuel and Oil Lines

It is a good idea to cap off the old lines and fittings...