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Sim World

With X-Plane, you don't have to wait until the paint is dry to start test-flying your homebuilt project. A remarkable simulation will allow you to do that early on. By Chuck Bodeen.

Simulating Emergencies

Given the aviation accident statistics, its wise to stay sharp between flights, and one way to do that is to practice on a simulator. While that used to be cost prohibitive, todays simulators not only work well on your home computer, they offer homebuilt designs to fly; by Chuck Bodeen.

In Case You Missed it

Ask the DAR

Lost logbooks and airworthiness certificate, confusion about Light Sport Aircraft.

What’s New: Garmin’s Bold Experimental Push

New equipment from Garmin’s Team X is tailored to the experimental builder’s budget.

Build Your Skills: Fabric

Fabric has been used to cover a wide variety of aircraft since the Wright brothers first started tinkering with flying machines. But fabric-covering processes have changed a lot in the last century, becoming more systematic in addition to being more reliable. Part 1 of this new series by Ron Alexander details the evolution of fabric covering and discusses some of the basics of getting started.

The Dawn Patrol

C-C-C-C-Coffee please!