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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. Lowry's Bootstrap approach makes it easy to create performance charts for your pilot's 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

Kit Stuff

Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.

Aero ‘lectrics

Electrical potpourri.

Wind Tunnel

Today, monoplanes dominate, but biplanes came first. They had their advantages—and for some of today’s missions, they still do.

Homebuilding in South Africa

On an “aviation safari,” Amy Laboda checks out South Africa’s homebuilding activity (and some spectacular scenery) and discovers the industry there is thriving—along with some of the factors that help keep it that way.