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Dave Prizio

Dave Prizio
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Dave Prizio has been plying the skies of the L.A. basin and beyond since 1973. Born into a family of builders, it was only natural that he would make his living as a contractor and spend his leisure time building airplanes. He has so far completed four—two GlaStars, a Glasair Sportsman, and a Texas Sport Cub—and is helping a friend build an RV-8. When he isn’t building something, he shares his love of aviation with others by flying Young Eagles or volunteering as an EAA Technical Counselor. He is also an A&P mechanic, Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR), and was a member of the EAA Homebuilt Aircraft Council for six years.

Installing and Maintaining Your Pitot-Static System

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The pitot-static system is usually one of those items appearing on your to-do list when you are at the point of being 90% done...

Navigating the New FAA Airworthiness Certificate Application Program

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You’ll need access to a computer and scanner to complete this online airworthiness process.

Clean Oil Makes for a Happy Engine

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You can do two things that will extend your engine’s life more than any others: Fly your airplane regularly and change your oil as...

Buying Used: RANS S-7 Courier

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The Sport Pilot’s Super Cub.

Grease Is the Word

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Consistently use the correct lubricant for your airplane’s various parts, and you will go a long way toward preventing problems.

Nuts and Bolts

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Aircraft quality nuts, bolts, washers and other hardware are the right things to use if they hold the things together that keep you in the air.

Fuel Pump Replacement

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I was climbing out from my home base airport in Chino, California. I noticed that the fuel pressure was quite a bit less than...

Buying Used: Van’s RV-7/7A

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A worthy successor to the world’s most popular experimental.

Yearly Condition Inspection, Part II

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This time we will finish up our condition inspection and look at the sometimes controversial topics of service bulletins and airworthiness directives. About this time...

Yearly Condition Inspection, Part I

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If you own a Cessna or other certificated airplane, you need to get an annual inspection every year. If you own an Experimental/Amateur-Built airplane,...

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The Meredith Effect-Fact or Fiction?

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Can a properly ducted radiator offset all internal cooling drag and produce thrust?

Flight Review: What’s Hummin’ at Hummel?

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LeRoy Cook flies the fun and efficient H-5 Sport Cruiser, the little Hummel Bird's grown-up sibling.

Maintenance Matters

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Wheel bearing service—easy add-on to a brake job.

Garmin GTR 200

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An audio solution on a budget.