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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

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

Emergency Locator Transmitters

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Choosing a beacon to save your bacon.

Understanding Lithium Batteries

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

Quickbuild: Behind the Scenes

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A visit to the Bearhawk factory in Mexico.

Predicting Performance

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John T. Lowry's Bootstrap approach makes it easy to create performance charts for your pilot's operating handbook.

Bearhawk LSA

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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

First Biplane Cross-Country-Terrified Fun

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Of my few aviation campfire stories, the tale of my first biplane cross-country, typically...

Stressing Structure

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Axial stresses and the stress strain diagram.

Wind Tunnel

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Once designers had addressed every other drag-producing aspect of the biplane, they decided to get rid of the struts and wires bracing the wings—and the switch to the monoplane was made.

Starter Trouble

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A little over five years ago I wrote a maintenance article dealing with troubleshooting starter...