Hangar “E”

Most visitors to Sun 'n Fun are familiar with the outside display areas for vendors. They are occupied by companies selling airframes, kits, engines,...

Old Pilot’s Camper Journal: Sun ‘n Fun 2022 #5

I swear I was not searching for a story. All I wanted was a Denver omelette at the Scotty Suz Home Cookin Café. Although...

Homebuilt Camping Celebrates Mardi Gras Night

Homebuilt Camping at Sun 'n Fun has a legendary reputation for hospitality and fellowship. It's not just a place to camp next to your...

A Seventh Thunderbird Flies In

The current Thunderbird squadron flew into Sun 'n Fun on Monday with great fanfare, media briefings and photo ops. This morning, Peter Magnuson piloted...

Gyro Technic Gyroplanes at Sun ‘n Fun

Gyroplane designs have come and gone over the years. Igor Bensen made a huge splash in the 1970’s with the Bensen Gyrocopter on the...

On the Road (to SnF) Again

One of the great things about being an aviation writer is the opportunity to get out and meet other aviators, see their airplanes, find...

FAA Medical Special Issuance Wait Time

We spotted this aviator at Sun 'n Fun waiting for the FAA to rule on his Special Issuance Medical.

Old Pilot’s Camper Journal: Sun ‘n Fun 2022 #4

Being an old person, and being in the state of Florida, an inordinate fraction of the day is spent contemplating my next meal. When...

Scheme Designers Celebrates 25 Years

Craig Barnett’s crazy idea two and a half decades ago has turned into a long-lasting aviation service. In 1997, when Barnett started offering professional...

GAMI Updates G100UL Unleaded Avgas Approval

Frustration barely below the surface in his presentation, General Aviation Modifications Incorporated’s (GAMI) George Braly recounted efforts to develop 100-octane unleaded fuel at Sun...

In Case You Missed it

Light Stuff

In an aviation segment where rentals are generally not an option, acquiring your own aircraft may be the way to go. There are deals to be had, if you know where to look. By Roy Beisswenger.

Build Your Own Steel Shop Table

It’s a great alternative to wood.

Letters

Whole-Plane ParachutesI enjoy KITPLANES very much and look forward to every issue. But I've...

Stop Smoking

A simple rivet repair we hope you won’t have to make.