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Brent Owens is an ATP-rated pilot and a flight operations manager for a large business jet provider. He has flown his whole life and enjoys all aspects of aviation. He has rebuilt a 1946 Ercoupe and a 1970 plansbuilt Bucker Jungster I, and built an RV-8. He is formerly the vice president of EAA Chapter 9 and serves as an EAA technical counselor and flight advisor. He is passionate about promoting flight and sees the Experimental sector as the biggest growth opportunity for recreational aviation.

The Motivated Builder

Building an airplane ranks right up there as one of the most existential things you can do in your lifetime.

Deciding What to Build

The more realistic you are, the better off you'll be.

Buying a Used Homebuilt: A Serious Consideration

For someone considering aircraft ownership, used Experimentals deserve serious consideration.

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The Ultimate Upgrade

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