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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

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

Deciding What to Build

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

Buying a Used Homebuilt: A Serious Consideration

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

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Error Chain

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Forty-amp Catch-22. Accidentally bumping the alternator switch uncovered a circuit-breaker problem.

Love the One You’re With

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Once you finish building a project, it's tempting to second-guess whether you should have done something different, or perhaps waited for the next gen of a new technology to make an appearance. But flying two differently powered Sportsman aircraft gave Editor in Chief Marc Cook a new appreciation for his own airplane and its more than adequate capabilities.

Archive: August 1991

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Nat Puffer’s Cozy Mk IV was the cover subject of our August 1991 issue....

Aero ‘lectrics

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If you want to keep your paint and other supplies from freezing next winter, try this relay and heater (made to work in conjunction with last month’s temperature sensor project).