Sun 'n Fun Wanderings

One of the best parts about working for KITPLANES is the opportunity I get to wander around a large show like Sun 'n Fun...

FAA Makes Progress on Dual-Pilot Phase One Testing

KITPLANES magazine met with Mark Giron of FAA headquarters on the opening day of Sun 'n Fun to discuss progress on the concept of...

AKIA Covers Lengthy Agenda with EAA

Members of the Aircraft Kit Industry Association (AKIA) sat down recently with senior staff at EAA headquarters in Oshkosh, WI to discuss a variety...

Have You Ever Scared Yourself?

Here at Kitplanes, we are not just dedicated to helping people find, build and fly their experimental aircraft - we want to make sure...

ADS-B IN and The Traffic Question

The proliferation of ADS-B IN portable products at this year's EAA AirVenture air show leaves this writer with a couple of vexing questions. When...

Editor's Log, December 2011

It's that time of year again, the time when we undertake the arduous task of updating and compiling the thousands of pieces of data...

Safety Issues with Technically Advanced Aircraft: Are There Any?

Controversy over results of a recent General Aviation accident analysis generated considerable debate among pilots of technically advanced aircraft (TAA) of both the Experimental...

Commentary: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Epic? UPDATED

The winding road traveled by Epic Aircraft rounded what could be the last bend today. On Wednesday, April 7, the bankruptcy judge received a proposal that would, in essence, put a consortium of Epic LT builders in the driver's seat.

Commentary: Homebuilt Aircraft Safety Picture Blurred by Bad Data

When a Lancair IV-P lost power, began leaking oil over the windscreen and eventually landed on a Florida beach, the subsequent crash set off...

Kitplanes Newsline Launched

Spring has sprung, and airshow season is upon us. Even if you can’t make Sun ‘n Fun this year, follow all the action...

In Case You Missed it

Give Yourself a Brake

Brakes are pretty simple to install and maintain, but they are also pretty important....

A Chock Talk

About a year ago my son whittled us some traveling chocks, just bits of...

Starduster Retrospective

The greatest Sunday-fly-to-breakfast airplane ever.

Kit Stuff

Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.