Kitfox, the iconic kit plane that first hit the market as what was basically a two place, cabin ultralight, is celebrating 30 years of continuous production. Introduced in 1984, the Kitfox Model I was powered by a 50 hp. two-stroke engine contained in the classic look of a round cowl. It caught on with Model II and Model III versions following during the next five years. The gross weight and engine options were expanded with each new model. All versions had a common feature that remains alive today, the ability to buy the entire kit in a single box, including engine, and assemble it in minimum time. 1989 saw a “new” Kitfox arrive, with the introduction of the Model IV, having a higher gross weight, different wing and completely revised flight control system. The “Speedster” version of the Model IV captured the imagination of every classic aircraft lover and Kitfox was soon outselling the “big three” GA aircraft manufactures combined.