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Made at Home: Sum of the Parts

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Featured, Homebuilding | 0 comments

During the hiatus between the Great Wars, Australian aviators were taking to the skies at a frenetic pace.

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A Lifetime of Flight

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Featured, Homebuilding | 0 comments

The tight-knit homebuilding community recently mourned the passing of legendary pilot, Captain Graham Hewitt. Mike House explains what made Hewitt such an extraordinary aviator.

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Giving Aviation History a Future

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in Featured, Homebuilding | 1 comment

The Centenary of WW1 is fast approaching - what of Australia’s significant contribution in the air?

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The Icon: Burt Rutan

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Featured, Homebuilding | 0 comments

Burt Rutan is considered to be the icon of homebuilding and space travel. David Gustafson explains why. Burt Rutan’s list of aeroplanes...

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VanGrunsven: the Monarch of Homebuilding

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 in Featured, Homebuilding | 0 comments

Richard VanGrunsven is known as the monarch of homebuilding. No other design in the homebuilt movement has come close.

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Perseverance Pays Off in the End

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Featured, Homebuilding | 0 comments

They say that perseverance pays off and after trucking along for more than eight years, the finish line to Kevin Brewster’s homebuilding project is finally in sight (kind of).

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I Wood if I Could

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Featured, Homebuilding | 0 comments

Working with wood to construct your aeroplane is a completely different experience: wood wins hands down! It smells good, it’s warm to the touch, soft, light and a good piece of wood is so very pretty.

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Baby Steps

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Featured, Homebuilding, Recreational | 1 comment

Why build an airplane? Well, there are quite a few reasons. Aviator follows the trials and tribulations of a real life homebuilder.

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More than Just a Quickie

Posted by on Jul 15, 2012 in Homebuilding | 0 comments

Lynn French built a kit plane called the Quickie, a machine that, based on a formula for fuel consumption, speed and payload capacity, the proud owner says is classified as the world’s most efficient aircraft.

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Paul Poberezny: the Homebuilding King

Posted by on Jul 15, 2012 in Homebuilding | 0 comments

Paul Poberezny was the founding president of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) from its creation in 1953, until he resigned in...

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