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GAMA Opens 2020 Aviation Design Challenge

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) opened registration for next year’s Aviation Design Challenge...

Avionics Sector Seeing Continued Growth: AEA

The Aircraft Electronics Association reported figures for the first half of 2019 that show...

AirVenture 2019 Facts and Figures

Attendance increased 6.8 percent above of 2018’s record total.

Aeroparentage

What I most admire about Karl is that he has religiously taken every single one of his five children, one on one, both as kids and teenagers to Oshkosh. Amazing.

Turbine Legend

Let’s celebrate the return of some very fine whine.

RANS S-21 Outbound

Great looks, easy to build, and a wide choice of engines. Is this the RANS you've been waiting for?

Speedster Evolution

Kitfox Series 7 steps up to speed.

Whisper X350 Gen II

Fast, sleek cruiser from motorglider origins.

Sling TSi

Four seats. Full fuel. Lets go!

Revised Raven

RANS adds metal wings and a big engine to their popular side-by-side.

Builder Spotlight

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Minnesota Mission

Creating a bespoke airplane is one benefit of building from plans; when assembling a kit, builders cannot make many changes.

Wi-Fi Enabled

The term “Wi-Fi enabled” involving aircraft conjures up images of fat cats shorting Boeing...

Homebuilt Accidents: Fatal Factors

Pilot decision-making is a greater factor in fatal accidents.

AeroVonics Flight Displays

Leave your cutting tools in the drawer. These drop-in electronic instruments eliminate complicated installations and have an impressive feature set.

Restarting a Homebuilt Project

What to do when you haven’t been doing anything.

Military Oxygen

Want to look and sound like a fighter jock?

After the Accident

Okay, you bent your airplane. What happens next?

What Is My Instrument Panel Going to Cost?

A look at several options and what goes into the final price.

Low-Cost Spark Plug Ohm Tester

This handy tester is rugged enough to be stored in your tool tray with...

Temperature Sensor Restoration

Home Shop Machinist

Antennas According to Jim (Ch. 2)

Aero 'lectrics.

Unairworthy: Isolator Mount Problems

Rubber isolator mounts should not have a gap between them and the engine mount when properly torqued.

Antennas According to Jim (Ch. 1)

First, let’s talk about “polarization”; there are three polarizations. The first two are easy.

Easy Blue Plastic Film Removal

A near-zero-effort way to remove the protective blue plastic film from large sheets of aluminum.

The Usual Suspect, Part 2: Missing Power

The dark interior of a hangar comes into focus as an announcer says, “Building...

Build, Maintain, Inspect

One of the big reasons that people build their own airplane is the flexibility...

Do’s and Don’ts of Aircraft Building, Part 2

Do’s and Don’ts of Aircraft Building, Part 2

Keeping the Fire Lit

Air. Fuel. Spark. Right?

Products

Phillips Introduces New Multi-Weight Oil

Phillips 66’s new combines the multi-viscosity, ashless-dispersant oil pilots are familiar with (as...

It’s Da Bom!

Levil Aviation’s BOM puts pitot-static, AHRS, GPS, ADS-B In, and its own power source right under your wing.

Sensenich To Introduce Several New Props, for 65 to 220hp, STOL to 200 knots

Sensenich Propeller is introducing several new adjustable-pitch carbon props for engines from 65 to 220 h.p.

uAvionix Developing Diversity ADS-B Device

Called the skyBeacon X, the unit will employ dual antennas—hence the diversity name—with one facing down and one facing upward.

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LSA weight increase, compass requirements, gyroplane DARs, E/A-B inspector eligibility.

Kitfox Super Sport Series 7

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