Backcountry beauty

Posted on October 23rd, 2013 by

There are airplanes that are built for show, airplanes built for backcountry camping, and airplanes built for IFR cross-country flying. One of the best things about building your own airplane is that you can create a machine that fits all... Continue Reading →


Zenith Workshops: Like taking a test drive

Posted on October 21st, 2013 by

MEXICO, Mo. — Most people would not buy an automobile without taking it out for a test drive, so Zenith Aircraft encourages people to attend a builders’ workshop to test their aptitude for building before buying an aircraft kit. Continue Reading →

Homebuilt accident rate drops 30%

Posted on October 13th, 2013 by

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Heightened safety efforts by the aviation community and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) are showing positive results, as fiscal year 2013 figures from the FAA indicate that fatal accidents in amateur-built aircraft in the U.S. declined by... Continue Reading →


Quicksilver collaborates with defense contractor

Posted on October 2nd, 2013 by

TEMECULA, Calif. — Quicksilver Aeronautics has produced more than 15,000 kit-built aircraft since the early 1970s, but so far it has not been a player in the U.S. defense community. Thanks to a collaboration with IDENT, LLC, that may be... Continue Reading →


Zenith slates factory workshops

Posted on September 17th, 2013 by

MEXICO, Mo. — Every month Zenith Aircraft hosts a two-day workshop for people who want to learn about the basics involved in building a metal aircraft. Some people attend to build the rudder for the complete kit they are ordering.... Continue Reading →


Pipistrel introduces Sinus Flex

Posted on September 5th, 2013 by

Pipistrel has introduced the Sinus Flex, a new model that adds Flex wingtips to the Sinus. Continue Reading →

RANS S-20 Raven passes load testing

Posted on September 5th, 2013 by

RANS’ Randy Schlitter reports that the company’s new S-20 Raven has passed a battery of static load tests and the final version of the airframe is entering full production. Continue Reading →


Lancair Landing scheduled

Posted on September 3rd, 2013 by

LOBO  — the Lancair Owners and Builders Organization — has again partnered with Lancair International Inc. to organize the third annual LOBO/Lancair Landing. Scheduled for Oct. 4-6 at the Hilton Greenville in Greenville, S.C., the educational event will be preceded... Continue Reading →


Zenith Open Hangar Day and Fly-In Sept. 21

Posted on August 27th, 2013 by

MEXICO, Mo. —  Zenith Aircraft will host its 22nd Annual Open Hangar Day and Fly-In Sept. 21. Continue Reading →

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Love at first sight, before first flight

Posted on August 21st, 2013 by

Retiring often means down-sizing your life. You move out of the four-bedroom house into a two-bedroom condo because now that the kids are grown and gone, you no longer need all that room. Down-sizing also applies to airplane ownership. Karen... Continue Reading →