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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

One Piece at a Time

Les Krumel invested 22 years building his award-winning Thorp T-18.

Flight Testing

Even current pilots need to hone specific skills before attempting a first flight in their homebuilts. There's only one way to do that: practice. And then practice some more.

Home Shop Wheel-ee

Home shop wheel-ee.

Home Shop Machinist

Sharpening bits and random tips.