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Doug Rozendaal

Doug Rozendaal
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Doug Rozendaal’s pilot certificate requires two cards and includes ratings in business jets, WW-II bombers, transports and fighters, as well as seaplanes, gliders and the coveted “All Makes and Models of Single and Multi Engine Piston Powered” endorsement. He holds a low altitude aerobatic waiver and flies airshows in the P-51, T-6, Rocket, and RVs.

Turbine Legend

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Let’s celebrate the return of some very fine whine.

Highly Evolved

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The Lancair Turbine Evolution might be the ultimate Experimental kit aircraft. By Doug Rozendaal.

Velocity V-Twin

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Looking sleek as a spaceship, the new V-Twin inspires some strong feelings in flight reviewer Doug Rozendaal when he first sees it. Flying the plane only increases his enthusiasm.

Titan 51 Revisited

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Capturing the look (and at least some of the feel) of a legendary aircraft-one that tops many pilots dream list-was no small feat. By Doug Rozendaal.

Pilot Proficiency

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When determining whos best to conduct the first flight, its a risk versus reward equation. By Doug Rozendaal.

Pilot Proficiency

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If you've spent years building instead of flying, type-specific training before that all-important first flight in your homebuilt is a must.

Flight Review: Lancair Launches the Piston Evolution

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Doug Rozendaal samples the new piston version of the Lancair Evolution and, as with the turbine Evo, finds much to admire.

Velocity, Increased

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The Velocity TXL-5 turbo combines style, sophistication and high performance eminently suited to cross-country sojourns at flight levels.

ViperJet Redux

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Before you think to yourself, "I couldn't afford that, let alone fly it" relax a little and let your imagination run wild. The ViperJet offers glove leather interior, rosewood inlay, and performance to spare. Doug Rozendaal completes the picture.

Lancair Evolution

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When Joe Bartels bought the company from founder Lance Neibauer in 2003, he knew it was time for a change. The goal was to find a high-performance aircraft that could be flown by the average pilot in the target market. The solution can be found in the company's newest product, the Pratt & Whitney-powered turbine Evolution; by Doug Rozendaal.

In Case You Missed it

Completions

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Dakota Hawk, RV-7A, Excalibur.

Your Head, Your Heart, Your Hands and the Truth

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Three chords and the truth. That’s how songwriter Harlan Howard, who, with Hank Cochran,...

Temporary Downdraft Paint Booth

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The complete assembled paint booth. The 90-degree dryer vent connects to the board...

Build a Bear: Taking Stock

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The big truck bringing Dave Prizio’s Texas Sport Cub arrives, and the inventory and painting processes begin.