New Owners For Kitfox
John McBean, owner of Sport Plane LLC in Idaho, is now also the new owner of the Kitfox kitplane. Skystar, the former owner of the model, declared bankruptcy last October, leaving some homebuilders stuck. Some had already ordered and paid for their Rotax engines through the company, but that money never made it to Rotax. McBean said he bought the assets of the company out of the bankruptcy, noting that is not the same as buying the company itself -- he incurs none of the obligations of Skystar. However, McBean has a long association with the Kitfox, and said he plans to do all he can to provide support to the existing Kitfox community. "The Kitfox legacy now will continue on," he told AVweb yesterday. The deal was just completed on Friday. McBean said it's too soon to announce any long-term plans for the project, but he expects to have more details soon.