The Kitfox is a flying enthusiast's dream. In
production for more than 29 years, the Kitfox is an
economical airplane you can build yourself and fly
with the greatest of ease. Over 5000
kits have been delivered into 42 different countries
around the world. Kitfoxs fly everything from
Safari researches in Africa, to breakfast runs
across America, back country camping trips, to
seaplane weekend fun. When many are done, they
trailer it home, and park it in the garage! - why don't you join the excitement?
Our customers tell
us they chose the Kitfox because of its ease to
build, impeccable safety record, fun flying
characteristics, great STOL performance, and the
level of customer service reputation we've built
over the years. It is also 100% USA manufactured.
Years of builder experience has gone into the
refined design and construction of the Kitfox. Each
Kitfox builder's kit comes complete with a highly
refined assembly manual that makes the step-by-step
process easy to follow and rewarding to undertake.
The Kitfox is easy to fly, too! It's a
"hands-off" experience to cruise along at a
leisurely pace without fighting the rudder while you
enjoy watching the world below you.
A complete technical support team is readily
available to assist new builders and current owners
with their questions and requests for guidance.
There is also a complete inventory of parts and
There is a strong worldwide network of Kitfox
enthusiasts who are very supportive with a wealth of
knowledge and experience to share.
In general aviation
the Kitfox has become synonymous with quality, value
and performance. As a pioneer of the kit industry,
the Kitfox has set standards for kit quality and
completeness, technical documentation and builder
support that are second to none.
The Kitfox is first built from
sub-components that are placed into
the large parent jig built to FAR.
Part 23 standards for
completion. Kitfox employs the
finest welders to
ensure that your frame is complete,
safe, and ready to build! It's no
small wonder that there has NEVER
been an in-flight failure of a Kitfox frame!
29 years, and 5000+
frames, we take safety seriously!
We utilize Lincoln welding
equipment, which even Boeing chooses
for their fabrication!
Our frames are built from 4130
Chromoly steel, oil treated on the
interior for corrosion protection.
Using the MIG welding process as a
primary weld, we are able to control
the heat zones effectively, for the
least amount of stress to the metal.
Our machine shop does more than
meets the eye. Each small
fabricated tab is created from raw
stock. The welders pull these tabs
and pre-set them to the frame.
Bends, cuts, holes are prepared for
you, making the Kitfox remain one of
the easiest kits in the industry to
build! We employ a machine shop so
that you do not need to build your
own shop stocked with expensive
machinery! Some basic tools, a belt
sander/disc sander, drill press,
household iron, and you're set to
build! For the unique tools, like cleco pliers, long #30/#40 drill
bits, small hobby iron, fabric glue
gun, etc. are all sold as a popular
optional tool kit for the builder.
The parts department staff have
probably the most difficult job in
the factory. Each and every AN
grade bolt, nut, nut-plate, washer,
etc., is hand pulled and
bagged/tagged with a label to
produce the boxed aspect of the kit
inventory. Working from a master
parts pick list, these people walk
the isles and pull each and every
item you'll need to build your
Kitfox. We even include zip-ties
and safety wire in our kits!
COMPLETE! They are then boxed,
staged, and when ready sent for inclusion in your kit!
We also maintain a large parts
inventory for local pilots and
builders. Many other kit builders
will call on Kitfox to obtain the
parts needed to complete their
designs, or work on their certified