Kitplanes Magazine Archive

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,...

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.

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...

November 2019

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

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.

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.

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Viewfinder

Marc Cook reflects on the years of on-the-job lessons he learned while formation flying and shooting air-to-air photography.

Audio Control Panels

We compare three models from Garmin and PS Engineering.