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Dick Starks has written two books about the joy of flying; “You Want To Build And Fly A What?” and “Fokkers At Six O’clock!!” He was the recipient of Flying’s 2001 Bax Seat Award “for perpetuating the Gordon Baxter tradition of communicating the excitement and romance of flight.” Dick and his wife, Sharon, both fly WW-I replica aircraft.

The Dawn Patrol

Five bottles and counting.

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Good things come in threes.

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Road trip.

Raising the Misery Bar

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Take time to peel a banana.

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Know when to hold em, know when to fold em.

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Triumphs and disastrophes.

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Carburetor confusion.

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After all, this is a hobby.

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The dropped tool disastrophe.

In Case You Missed it

The Back Yard Flyer

When Dick and Sharon Starks found that Sharon's Airdrome Aeroplanes Morane Saulnier L Parasol replica was TPd at Oshkosh, the search was on to find the culprits. Along the way, they also discovered an innovative new ultralight from Valley Engineering;

Archive: April 2007

Faithful KITPLANES® readers who picked up our April 2007 issue might be forgiven for...

Tri-Power!

Can CubCrafters make the tri-gear bush airplane a thing?

Flight Testing: Finding TAS from GPS Data

Math works! Kevin Horton shows you how to use GPS data to calculate true airspeed.