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Contributing Editor Amy Laboda is a freelance writer and editor of Aviation for Women magazine. She's an ATP-rated pilot and instrument and multi-engine Flight Instructor with a passion for teaching and flying in light aircraft. Her steady rides these days are a 18-year old Kitfox IV and a fresh Van's RV-10.

Just Call Him Mr. Pylon

Homebuilt aircraft builder Steve Wittman was one of Americas greatest air racers. By Amy Laboda.

Ray Stits Remembered

Designer of 15 Experimentals, inventor of the Poly-Fiber covering system, and founder of EAA Chapter 1, he was an aviation ambassador for all. By Amy Laboda.

But Do I Need It?

One of the things all of us love to do at any air show where there are a lot of vendors with aircraft parts,...

Rotax 915iS is Coming

Rotax introduced its souped up 915iS, a 135 hp turbocharged, intercooled four stroke, fuel injected engine last summer at EAA AirVenture. Yesterday at Sun...

Go to Ground!

When I come to big shows such as Sun 'n Fun I feel like there's a whole bunch of learning to be done. To...

Promises, Promises

Remembering Jim Bede Sr.

Down To Earth

Taking our instrument panel into the next decade. By Amy Laboda.

Down to Earth

Getting the spark right. By Amy Laboda.

Turbine-Powered RV-10

New light turboprop engines are coming to Experimental/Amateur-Built aviation.

Down to Earth

Harnessing the wisdom of the hive. By Amy Laboda.

In Case You Missed it

Van’s RV-14

The latest RV prompted quite a buzz. So what exactly is different about this roomy two-seater—and how does it fly? Taking off from the Van’s factory in Oregon, Paul Dye samples the new design.

Aero ‘lectrics

Columnist Jim Weir sounds off on an all-purpose beeper that will work for most anything you want to call attention to in the cockpit.

Aero ’lectrics

Star Wars or Vizz Wars?

The Ultimate Upgrade

With Lancair’s factory-authorized builder assistance program, new Evo owners Wendell and Martha Solesbee get a leg up on their project. Custom jigs and extra hands take weeks off the build time and ensure they’re ready for the next steps.