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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 three—a GlaStar, 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.

Buying a Used Homebuilt: Budget, Mission, and Skill

Be sure to consider budget, mission, experience, insurance, and training.

Buying a Used Homebuilt: Different Types

Fly before you buy, factory support, engines, and Light Sport.

Revised Raven

RANS adds metal wings and a big engine to their popular side-by-side.

Buying a Used Homebuilt: Pre-Buy Inspection

The pre-buy inspection-what is it and why do you need one?

Maintenance Matters

Evaluating a used engine.

Maintenance Matters

Using precision measuring tools.

Maintenance Matters

Differential compression test.

Oil Pressure Problems

Oil pressure is always a concern to anyone who flies a powered plane. Everyone knows that if your oil pressure drops to zero, your...

Maintenance Matters

Using a volt-ohm meter.

Zenith Trailer Kit

Zenith, the popular airplane kit company, is testing the waters for interest in what would be a travel trailer kit to be made with...

In Case You Missed it

Letters

When Is an LSA Not an LSA?I always enjoy the annual compilation of aircraft...

Unusual Attitude

The Dawn Patrol, led by Dick Starks, launches for Holden, Missouri, to witness the taxi test of an 80%-scale replica of a 1915 de Havilland DH-2. The unintended consequence of an innocent road trip leads Dick to consider becoming a repeat building offender.

National Test Pilot School

Theres always more to learn (Part 1).

Completions

Builders share their successes.