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Jared Yates

Jared Yates
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Jared Yates, lives in North Carolina, where he and his wife Tabitha keep their family-hauling kitbuilt Bearhawk four-place. Learn more about that project on their building log web site, http://bearhawkblue.com. Jared is a career pilot and flight instructor with over 8000 hours in a variety of airplanes, and is also the editor of Beartracks, a quarterly newsletter that covers the three most popular Bob Barrows designs.

The Three Bear(hawk)s

Collin Campbell has built a 4-Place, Patrol, and LSA.

Emergency Locator Transmitters

Choosing a beacon to save your bacon.

Understanding Lithium Batteries

Kathy and Reg Nicoson of EarthX, Inc. explain what you need to know.

Quickbuild: Behind the Scenes

A visit to the Bearhawk factory in Mexico.

Predicting Performance

John T. Lowrys Bootstrap approach makes it easy to create performance charts for your pilots operating handbook.

Bearhawk LSA

Simple and light—very light: The Bearhawk LSA is the latest addition to the Bearhawk family, the culmination of decades of design experience.

In Case You Missed it

Buzzwords

Ground effect, or changes in airflow when flying a wingspan distance above the ground, affects longitudinal stability, elevator effectiveness and possibly even your airspeed indicator. By Ed Kolano.

FRED to Florida

After more than 50 years, Eric Cluttons original prototype is still flying. By Geoff Jones.

Safety Is No Accident: Fatality Rates for Homebuilt Aircraft

The accident fatality rate for homebuilt aircraft is higher than the GA rate, but why?

Aero ‘lectrics

Columnist Jim Weir reminds us that its good to laugh at ourselves once in a while, and, to that end, he acts as an unofficial translator between pilots and the FAA, construing what they mean by what they say, and what they mean by what they don't say. He also details the latest contributions to Murphys Law from the world of aviation.