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A Rutan Long-EZ homebuilt in 1984 in England

Homebuilt aircraft, also known as amateur-built aircraft or kit planes, are constructed by persons for whom this is not a professional activity. These aircraft may be constructed from "scratch," from plans, or from assembly kits.<ref name="Armstrong">Armstrong, Kenneth: Choosing Your Homebuilt - the one you will finish and fly! Second Edition, pages 39-52. Butterfield Press, 1993. ISBN 0-932579-26-4</ref><ref name="Bowers">Peter M Bowers: Guide to Homebuilts - Ninth Edition. TAB Books, Blue Ridge Summit PA, 1984. ISBN 0-8306-2364-7</ref>


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