On the cover: Erik Johnston photographed Ray Waton’s Murphy Bull Moose in Eastern Washington state. Its V-8 installation looks almost like a turbine! Table of contents: Meet the Bull Moose: All Moose‭, ‬no bull‮—‬a throaty American V-8‭ ‬motivates this outsized Canadian bushplane‭. ‬ Turbine Temptation—Into the Air: No parts left‮—‬let’s fly‭! ‬By Paul Dye‭.‬ Let […]
Kitplanes May 2020

May 2020

On the cover: Erik Johnston photographed Ray Waton’s Murphy Bull Moose in Eastern Washington state. Its V-8 installation looks almost like a turbine! Table of contents: Meet the Bull Moose: All Moose‭, ‬no bull‮—‬a throaty American V-8‭ ‬motivates this outsized Canadian bushplane‭. ‬ Turbine Temptation—Into the Air: No parts left‮—‬let’s fly‭! ‬By Paul Dye‭.‬ Let […]
Kitplanes April 2020

April 2020

On the cover: Scott McDaniels pilots his RV-6A near the Van’s Aircraft factory in Oregon. Scott—who works at Van’s in the company’s prototype shop—carefully rebuilt the airplane, which he acquired after it had been damaged. Photographed by Ed Hicks near Portland, Oregon.

March 2020

On the cover: Paul Dye and Nick Otterback enjoy an early morning flight in the Arion Lightning 340. Photographed by Richard VanderMeulen near Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Kitplanes February 2020

February 2020

On the cover: Joe Flood flies Big Toot, Tommy Meyer’s Lindy Award winning, tandem biplane. Photographed near Oshkosh, Wisconsin, by Richard VanderMeulen.
Kitplanes January 2020

January 2020

On the cover: Dave Ammenti puts his Glasair GlaStar through its paces on a perfect CAVU day. Photographed near Palo Alto, California, by Richard VanderMeulen.

December 2019

Kitplanes November 2019 cover

November 2019

On the cover: Paul Dye flies his SubSonex personal jet over Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada. Photographed by Richard VanderMeulen.
Kitplanes October 2019 cover

October 2019

On the cover: Mike Hongisto flies his highly custom Fisher Avenger at Minnesota’s Cloquet Carlton County Airport. Photographed by Scott M. Spangler.
Kitplanes September 2019 Cover

September 2019

On the cover: Marty Abbott flies his 1000-hp Turbine Legend over Lake Pleasant, just north of Phoenix, Arizona. Photographed by Joe Copalman.
Kitplanes August 2019 cover

August 2019

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