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Mark Albery studied aeronautical engineering at Kingston University on the former site of both the Sopwith and Hawker aircraft factories. While working for Rolls-Royce on the acoustic design of aircraft engines, he earned his private pilot's license at the RR Merlin Flying Club. He now holds commercial and flight instructor ratings and has owned a Taylor Monoplane, Cessna 120, Jodels 1050 and DR200, DH Chipmunk, two RV-4s and the RV-8.

Transatlantic Homebuilt

Los Angeles to England in an RV-8.

In Case You Missed it

Effect of Propeller RPM on Speed, Efficiency, Noise, and Vibration

Getting better performance from a constant-speed prop.

Ask the DAR

Registration and the Repairman’s Certificate.

Wind Tunnel

Flight testing for longitudinal stability problems continues this month as columnist Barnaby Wainfan details tests for stick force as related to trim and stick-free stability of an aircraft. The object is to gather data and analyze it to see if the hypotheses about the nature of the problem hold up under scrutiny.

Finding Hidden Holes

Four methods that worked-and one that didn't.