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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

Letters

 Push Me, Pull YouI read Marc Cook's article on the Zenith CH 650 B...

Build Your Skill: Composites, Part 5

In this series installment, author Bob Fritz takes you through the basics of building a carbon fiber tank, including measuring, layout, patterns, cutting, epoxy-flox application, sanding, sawing, epoxying and finish work.

Design Process: Landing Gear, Part 2

As we started to discuss last month, the landing gear is a major component...

Free Flight

Expecting your avionics software to be free of bugs is unrealistic, but there is a way to avoid being bitten.