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 →


For Lancair International, the future is PT6-powered

Posted on August 17th, 2013 by

For Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), this year’s Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture was an especially ideal venue to showcase the iconic PT6 engine, celebrating its 50th anniversary. For both P&WC and the aviation community, it’s an occasion to look back on 50 years... Continue Reading →


Celebrating 30 years

Posted on August 9th, 2013 by

Quad City Ultralight Aircraft Corp. is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. As part of the festivities, the company is holding a fly-in Sept 20-21 at Erie Air Park in Erie, Ill. Continue Reading →


New Garmin radios debut in Van’s RV-12

Posted on August 1st, 2013 by

Garmin’s Team-X has been quietly developing a new unit to replace the SL-40.  Officials at Van’s Aircraft reveal they’ve been testing the new GTR200 comm radio/intercom in an RV-12 for a couple months and have decided to make the GTR200... Continue Reading →