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Ariana Rayment

Ariana Rayment
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Ariana Rayment is an instrument-rated private pilot from Tacoma, Washington. She discovered her love of flying through her former purchasing role at Glasair Aviation. She loves the Reno Air Races, where she stands alongside Jeff LaVelle as his crew chief and pals around with her friends in Sport Class.

A Hangar Fit for a Bride

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Since we live on an airpark, have a large hangar of our own and my fiancé works for an airplane-kit company, many friends have...

Coming of Age at Reno

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As I start this month’s column, it hasn’t fully sunk in that I won’t be going back to Reno, but I still feel a...

Out of This World

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I returned from AirVenture with a few story ideas and a horrible illness that prevented me from doing much of anything. “Might as well...

Reno Diaries 2023 – Ep. 4

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Saturday morning was fairly slow. I fueled Race 39 bright and early and I was tired of answering the age-old question, “What kind of...

Reno Diaries 2023 – Ep. 3

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Us Crew Chiefs haul everything from hardware to spare propellers (except if you’re me you forget basics like spark plug anti-seize. Thanks for the...

Reno Diaries 2023 – Ep. 2

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Our team tends to get ourselves into late night projects so we don’t always get to hangout with the rest of the class in...

Reno Diaries 2023 – Ep. 1

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When I think about growing up there are traditions that stand out to me like annual camping trips and the like—something to look forward...
Van’s Test Pilot Axel Alvarez got to take a break from flying the RV-15 and fly his RV-4

Wings Over Willamette

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My fiancé and I (Brian and I got engaged a few months ago) were looking forward to doing nothing all weekend, but our respective...

Ari’s Oshkosh Video

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A short but sweet look at my time at AirVenture. I ended up not taking as much video as I anticipated, but that’s fine...

Buy, Buy, Buy

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Time to talk about the “parts” portion of my column tagline. I’ve been a professional buyer for over seven years and while I still...

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In Search of the Perfect Landing

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It's simple, basically.

Build Your Skills: Fabric

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The fabric has been applied to the airplane structure, its been tightened properly, and now its time to apply the first chemical coat to seal it. Ron Alexander takes you through the process and also introduces the various ways of attaching the fabric.

Wind Tunnel

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Design process-tail volume. By Barnaby Wainfan.

Ask the DAR

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Common paperwork errors.