Presenter Mark Evans builds his very own two-seater aeroplane, a Europa XS.
A Plane Is Born takes the viewer, for the first time, through the step-by-step process of building a 200 mph kit aircraft capable of flying from England to the South of France on a single tank of fuel.
From Mark’s first tentative look at the kit plane market, he tackles everything from the composite control surfaces to the delicate installation of the engine.
He calls on expert help to fit the dreaded wiring and instruments and the carpeting and upholstery. Throughout the build PFA inspectors check his work, before giving him the certificate of air-worthiness.