A Belite Built for Two
James Wiebe, EAA 859932, introduces Belite’s first two-seat airplane, the Chipper. It promises affordable STOL and cross-country flying from a kit that’s fast and easy to build. Read more about the Chipper in the January 2018 issue of Sport Aviation.
Home Sweet Homebuilts
#OSH18 hosted celebrations of several historic homebuilt aircraft anniversaries, plus some newer designs on the field and in the sky. See examples of both, take a look inside some of the EAA homebuilding workshops, and relive Oshkosh.
One Wonderful Week
Employees from Van’s Aircraft, volunteers, and AirVenture attendees came together to build an RV-12iS from start to finish within a week during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 as part of the second One Week Wonder project.
NASA Flight Director Paul Dye
Paul Dye was NASA's lead flight director for 24 shuttle missions from 1993 to 2013 at the Johnson Space Center. Paul's homebuilding roots, including the completed construction of an RV-8, launched him into being editor in chief of Kitplanes magazine.
Webinar- 164 Years of Glider Homebuilding and Future Glider Amateur Building
Murry Rozansky from the Experimental Soaring Association discusses the dedicated glider homebuilders who made and flew their experimental craft in the 19th century, which lead to the Wright brothers’ powered flight success in 1903.
One Week Wonder Build at AirVenture 2018
Exactly one week after construction began on the Van’s Aircraft RV-12iS kit that served as EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018’s One Week Wonder, the finished product took flight on Monday evening, July 30.
Van's RV Fiberglass Techniques EAA SportAir Workshop
Van’s RVs and similar homebuilt aircraft are largely constructed by working with sheet metal, but there’s more involved, including fiberglass work. EAA’s Van’s RV Fiberglass Techniques SportAir Workshop class is the perfect solution.