Italian Powerhouse – Tecnam’s P96 shows its colors as a ‘sporty’ plane

Posted on March 10th, 2006 by

The newly appointed national representatives for Italy’s Tecnam are deeply experienced general aviation folks. The original national distributor, still very much involved, comes from an entire family of airline pilots. Continue Reading →

Sticker shock at the avgas pump? Power Flow Systems may have a solution

Posted on February 3rd, 2006 by

Experiencing sticker shock at the avgas pump these days? Continue Reading →

Flying the SparrowHawk

Posted on December 2nd, 2005 by

A gyroplane looks like a cross between an airplane and a helicopter. First developed in the 1920s, the gyroplane is one of the oldest forms of aviation technology. However, gyroplanes are not very common in the general aviation world, perhaps... Continue Reading →

Czeching out the Allegro 2000

Posted on September 23rd, 2005 by

The Allegro 2000 is no Johnny-come lately, except in the U.S. Continue Reading →

The need for speed — Flying the Columbia 400

Posted on August 19th, 2005 by

Well, it took awhile. Continue Reading →

Viva Italia! Vulcanair set to take off in the U.S.

Posted on August 5th, 2005 by

You may have seen it when it arrived on these shores back in the early 1970s. Then again, maybe not, other than as a picture in a trade journal. After all, to date there are only 70 examples registered in... Continue Reading →

German Precision: Remos G-3 is a top LSA entry

Posted on July 8th, 2005 by

When the FAA awarded the first two Special Light Sport Aircraft Airworthiness Certificates at Sun ‘n Fun 2005, many — who had been waiting years — found cause for celebration. Continue Reading →

Velocity XL-5

Posted on March 25th, 2005 by

With five years the generally accepted norm as to whether a company survives or goes out of business, it seems safe to say that Duane Swing, chairman and owner of Velocity Aircraft, has found the magic formula. Continue Reading →

New Glasair Sportsman- Putting it all together

Posted on March 11th, 2005 by

When some people buy a kit plane, they grossly underestimate how long it will take to build their dream machine. They spend hours building jigs and doing prep work for a few precious minutes of assembly. Then there’s the cleanup... Continue Reading →

Progress continues on first RV-10

Posted on March 11th, 2005 by

Jean and Ken Barto, proud owners of the first RV-10 kit to be delivered, report they are making excellent progress on construction of their aircraft. Continue Reading →