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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.

RANS S-21 Outbound

Great looks, easy to build, and a wide choice of engines. Is this the RANS you've been waiting for?

Making Progress on the GlaStar Project

Fixing the tail, installing the engine, and hanging the wings.

So, You Want to Buy a Used Experimental Airplane

Is this a good way to acquire a plane of your own?

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.

In Case You Missed it

Around the Patch

Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook offers an appreciation for Steve Wittmans ingenious design and the community of those who build from plans.

Build It Better: Learning from History

Everything we know about aviation comes from the experience of designers, builders and pilots who came before us. Understanding their successes and failures can help us fly and build more safely.

Editor’s Log

On with the shows!

Light Stuff

Roy Beisswenger encourages Americans to participate in the World Microlight and World Paramotor Championships to be held in Spain this summer, and discusses what is required to compete.