First electric flight for Erik Lindbergh

Posted on July 26th, 2013 by

When a leading proponent of a fresh idea, in this case airplanes powered by electric motors, finally has a chance to use the technology it can significantly heighten his motivation. Such was the case when Erik Lindbergh took the opportunity... Continue Reading →

RANS debuts aircraft covering conversion kits

Posted on July 24th, 2013 by

RANS now has conversion kits for several of its models that allow owners to convert pre-sewn Dacron envelope covered planes to the Superflite fabric. Continue Reading →


Sonex to open production slots for SubSonex jet at AirVenture

Posted on July 21st, 2013 by

Sonex Aircraft will give potential customers of the company’s newest aircraft, the SubSonex personal jet, their first opportunity to get in line for production slots at this month’s AirVenture. Continue Reading →


Sonex enters quick build market

Posted on July 17th, 2013 by

Sonex Aircraft now has available new Quick Build options for the Sonex, Waiex, and Onex aircraft models. Continue Reading →

RANS S-20 Raven now in development

Posted on July 16th, 2013 by

The RANS S-20 Raven, which is now in development, will be shown at the upcoming AirVenture in “bare bones form.” Continue Reading →


RANS debuts engine install retro kit

Posted on July 10th, 2013 by

RANS has introduced an engine install retro kit. This new install features a sleek fiberglass or carbon fiber cowling. Continue Reading →

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High school students build Sportsmans in two weeks

Posted on July 8th, 2013 by

Two groups of high school students recently completed the Two Weeks to Taxi program at the Glasair factory on time. The kids built two Sportsmans and watched as each one was fired up, taxied, and then flown on its maiden... Continue Reading →


Students begin building planes

Posted on June 17th, 2013 by

The winners of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and Build A Plane Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) aviation design challenge competition began today to assemble two Glasair Sportsman aircraft at Glasair Aviation in Arlington, Washington. Continue Reading →


Quicksilver partners with IDENT to produce surveillance aircraft

Posted on June 11th, 2013 by

TEMECULA, Calif. — Quicksilver Aeronautics has joined forces with IDENT LLC of Jacksonville, Florida, in a strategic partnership to produce a fleet of GT500 surveillance and intelligence gathering aircraft. Continue Reading →

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The father of electric-powered flight

Posted on June 6th, 2013 by

“When I want something for myself, I make it a project.” That’s how Randall Fishman, a retired jeweler from New Jersey, explains his entry into the world of electric-powered flight. His journey began in the late 1970s when he was... Continue Reading →