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Amy Laboda

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.

Down To Earth

When the engine coughs (or worse), the creative mind gets cranking!

Down to Earth

Finally, an electrical fix. By Amy Laboda.

Wrap it up?

Some of the most intriguing aircraft paint jobs out there aren’t paint anymore. By Amy Laboda.

Tribute to a Homebuilt Legend

Understanding Paul H. Poberezny means understanding the history of homebuilt aircraft in the USA. By Amy Laboda.

Down to Earth

Born again. By Amy Laboda.

Down to Earth

Making wave work for you. By Amy Laboda.
damaged propeller

Down to Earth

Picking up the pieces.

Down to Earth

Ice season again…are you ready? By Amy Laboda.

Down to Earth

Firing the passion for aviation one teen at a time. By Amy Laboda.

Down to Earth

Even when built from the same kit, no two aircraft are exactly the same—that’s why you need a builder’s book. By Amy Laboda.

In Case You Missed it

Van's RV-10

Buying Used: Van’s RV-10

On a scale of 1–10, most owners rate it an 11.

The Cost to Build

When a kit airplane or plans purveyor provides an estimated cost to complete a project, consider it with a wary eye that's tempered with real-world experience.


So, what's the Homebuilt Council?

iPad Chiller

Just about every pilot I know uses an iPad or Android tablet with ForeFlight,...