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Dave Martin

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Dave Martin served as editor of this magazine for 17 years and began aviation journalism evaluating ultralights in the early ’80s. A former CFI (airplanes, gliders, instruments), he’s flown more than 160 aircraft types plus 60 ultralights (including a single-seat, no-basket hot air balloon). Now living at a residential airpark in Oregon, he flies his new Van’s Aircraft RV-12.

Light Stuff

The Sky Arrow 600: a different kind of LSA; by Dave Martin.

First Time Builders

Here's how to maximize your chance of success.

In Case You Missed it

Ask the DAR

DAR Mel Asberry talks about doing the airworthiness inspection on the Van’s RV-1.

Editor’s Log

Editor Mary Bernard discusses the reward of simplicity that a homebuilder can find when building from plans.

Build It Better: Hope Is Not a Plan

There are always unknowns in any human endeavor, but in aviation, we must think about the ways we can minimize them.

Ed Zaleski 1947–2019

Ed Zaleski was in so many KITPLANES® photos that he should have been on the payroll.