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...

Zenith’s Open House & Homecoming

Zenith Aircraft held its annual open house this weekend (September 20-21) at its home base (the Mexico, Missouri, airport). The event started Friday with...

Chipper Aerospace Up For Sale

Following a fire earlier this year that destroyed much of the company's inventory and tooling, James and Kathy Wiebe have decided they cannot continue...

Day 3 with Charlie Echo

Remember what I said about weather working for or against you?

Day 2 with Charlie Echo

Sometimes the weather works with you and sometimes against you. I had one of those “with you” days Saturday. An early departure from Lewiston...

Findlay Dominates

Weather was a factor on Sunday for the final Gold races at Reno. High winds were forecast and materialized just long enough mid-morning to...

Trying to Fit In

Sometimes, you just see a photo that demands a caption. Or two. Or maybe three... “If I’m really quiet, maybe they wont notice me!” “When I...

Day 1 with Charlie Echo

I’m sure there were good used homebuilts closer to me than N531CE, but this 2002 GlaStar is, in many respects, the right airplane for...

Anticipating Sunday in Reno

Depending on where you look, the racing this year at Reno ranges from decline to epic. Luckily for KITPLANES readers the epic contests are...
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AeroVonics AV-20 and AV-30 Review

A New Mexico start-up called AeroVonics rolled out the most innovative panel-mount electronic displays we’ve seen in quite some time. The instruments are designed...