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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. By Brent Owens.

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.

In Case You Missed it

Home Shop Machinist

Machines! Part 1.

Free Flight

To fly or not to fly? Often it depends on the weather, which can be uncertain. That’s why it’s good to have IFR clearance, and crucial to have a backup plan.

Error Chain

Prop governor failure-everything was wonderful, right up until it suddenly wasn't.

What’s New

AirGizmos offers new gadgets, RDD Enterprises makes speed brakes for the Vans RV-10, and AeroLEDs offers LED-based nav/strobe lights; edited by Mary Bernard.