Homebuilt groups meet

As the homebuilt community gears up to honor Experimental Aircraft Association founder Paul Poberezny at next year’s AirVenture, officials with the Aircraft Kit Industry Association (AKIA) recently sat down with senior staff at EAA to discuss a variety of issues.

Both organizations support the One Week Wonder project, [Read more...]

Sebring Expo introduces homebuilding workshops for 2014

SEBRING, Fla. — The Sebring Expo, considered the premiere light-sport aircraft show in the nation, is extending a special welcome to owners and enthusiasts of homebuilt aircraft to participate in the 2014 event, slated for Jan. 16-19.

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EAA makes finding transition training in homebuilts easier

The Experimental Aircraft Association has debuted an online listing of Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA) holders for instruction in experimental aircraft.

The list, categorized by state, includes CFIs who are authorized by the FAA to offer certain types of instruction for hire in their experimental aircraft for the purposes of type-specific training. [Read more...]

Kit manufacturers form new association

Aircraft kit manufacturers have formed a new association that aims to increase flight safety, promote experimental aircraft, and defend the freedom of individuals to build their own airplanes. According to a report at AOPA.org, Richard VanGrunsven, founder of Vans Aircraft, is the group’s president; John Monnett, designer of the Sonex line, is vice president; and Dave Gustafson, an industry advocate, is secretary of the Aircraft Kit Industry Association (AKIA).

Hints for Homebuilders surpasses 2.5 million hits

EAA’s Hints for Homebuilders video series, which has more than 245 videos, has has surpassed 2.5 million plays by aviators worldwide.

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Aircraft Spruce launches ‘Perspectives on Homebuilding’

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty has launched “Perspectives on Homebuilding,” an online magazine that will share the perspectives of those involved in homebuilding general aviation aircraft. The inaugural issue features the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Paul and Tom Poberezny.

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Onex hardware kits at Wicks Aircraft

Wicks Aircraft Supply has reached an agreement with Oshkosh-based Sonex Aircraft to supply the hardware kits for its new Onex (pronounced “one-x”).

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Onex receives FAA nod

Sonex Aircraft reports that the FAA National Kit Evaluation Team (NKET) has approved and published amateur building checklists for the new Onex Single-Place, Folding-Wing Sport Pilot Aircraft.

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