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Don Ledger

Don Ledger
Don Ledger is a private pilot, homebuilder and writer living in Nova Scotia. His current homebuilt project is a CP 328-Super Emeraude, which he hopes to have flying in the next couple of years. He is the author of several books, including one on the SwissAir crash in Nova Scotia, written from a pilot's perspective.

Straight Floats to Amphibs

Fed up with the restrictions of being able to land on water only, builder Mervin Zinck came up with a design to add retractable gear to his floats. By Don Ledger.

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Safety Is No Accident: Glasair and GlaStar

Ron Wanttaja examines the accident data for the Glasair and GlaStar designs and finds structural support may play a key role.

Effect of Propeller RPM on Speed, Efficiency, Noise, and Vibration

Getting better performance from a constant-speed prop.


Weight ReductionI enjoyed David Paule's article about saving weight in aircraft construction . However,...

Covering a Replica with Grade A Cotton and Irish Linen

A precise reproduction of the Spirit of St. Louis must have authentic fabric.