2009 Plansbuilt Buyer’s Guide

There will always be people who want to fly, but who are looking for a more economical way to own their own aircraft. Plansbuilts offer an attractive option, and this year we give the specs and photos for some 175 designs you can build from scratch; compiled by Julia Downie.

2009 Kit Aircraft Buyer’s Guide

Let your fingers do the shopping with the specs and photos for 297 designs, offered along with a cross-reference that lets you easily locate the manufacturer if you know the design name; compiled by Julia Downie.

JPI Rolls Out Four New Instruments

J.P. Instruments announced three new displays for twin-engine aircraft, as well as a fuel quantity instrument—all will be available in January 2009. JPI's Ottis Cameron...

Aveo's RockRack Streamlines Panels

Settled quietly next to the dazzling display of AveoFlash LED aircraft lights, AveoEngineering’s selection of aircraft cockpit rocker switches demonstrated their own brand of...

WomenVenture Success

Ten-thirty a.m. August 1, in AeroShell Square at EAA's AirVenture 2008—anyone there found their way blocked by a sea of pink-shirted women that covered...

A Dream Comes True at Oshkosh

I’ve been coming to the EAA convention in for almost 30 years, and it has long been my dream to wing walk. Finally, after...

DeltaHawk Awarded LoPresti Innovation Prize

LoPresti Aviation has announced the winner of the first annual Roy Lopresti memorial "Innovation in Aviation Award" to DeltaHawk Engines for their development and...

ClickBond Fasteners Streamline Construction

Having just spent a couple days replacing traditional cowling nutplates before coming to the show, I was intimately familiar with laying out the rivet...

Aspen Avionics EFD 1000 Pro: Installation and Flight

Aspen Avionics, the little EFIS company that has taken aviation by storm with its modular PFD/MFD designed for a low cost retrofit in aircraft...

AirGizmos Portable Antenna Package Debuts

Air Gizmos has introduced a premium beanbag XM antenna package, designed for easy switching of your Garmin GPSMAP396 or 496 antenna between an airplane...

In Case You Missed it

Product Review: Spidertracks

As we move away from 121.5 MHz emergency locator transmitters, alternatives in the realm of personal locator beacons and trackers continue to flourish. Spidertracks of New Zealand is one of the newest. By Marc Cook.

Editor’s Log

Blurring the line…

Ask the DAR

DAR Mel Asberry discusses the process for registering and certifying an ELSA, including how to find an inspector and the paperwork you'll need to provide.

Designer Spotlight: John Thorp

John W. Thorp has had a profound influence on both homebuilding and on aviation in general. If you've flown Piper Cherokees or know of the all-flying tail, you're familiar with his design principles, and his T-18 is still a favorite worldwide; by Amy Laboda.