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Dave Martin

Dave Martin
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'd flown more than 160 aircraft types plus 60 ultralights (including a single-seat, no-basket hot air balloon). Dave passed away in June, 2021.

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

Kit Stuff

Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.

Ask the DAR

Phase I testing not completed, understanding operating limitations, non-TSOd position lights.


Dont Look!Dick Starks Dawn Patrol article, Were going to have to count that as...


Leaking fitting.