One of the reasons many make the pilgrimage to AirVenture each year is to check out the latest developments in the kitplane and experimental industry, by definition the most vibrant and dynamic segment of general aviation. All too often, however, starry-eyed pilots find themselves paying more attention to their heart than their head when making the decision to commit themselves to buying into and building an aircraft from plans or from a kit. AVweb's Glenn Pew has been there, done that. In a previous life, he worked for a kitplane manufacturer and, in his current life, he is working on his own kitplane in the meager amount of spare time that we allow him. Glenn presents some things to think about before committing yourself to a kitplane.
By Glenn Pew
, Photographs by Glenn Pew | July 25, 2000