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Jerry Folkerts

Jerry Folkerts
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Jerry Folkerts is a retired Air Force colonel. He’s built/restored four Experimental aircraft and is the designer of the Pedal RV, an all- aluminum children’s pedal plane.
The Acme tailwheel suspension system installed on Ted Waltman’s SQ-2.

Matching a Tailwheel to the Terrain

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The right tailwheel can keep you out of trouble in the backcountry.

The Palm Grove Grew

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You may recall a single palm tree in Homebuilt Camping last year. This year, the palm grove has expanded to three—all lit every evening...

Chasing a Better Backcountry Experience

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Mike Marker’s search for the ideal landing gear.

Murphy Resurgent

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Darryl Murphy’s airplane company has a new owner and a new push for backcountry relevance.

Utah Adventure

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A dad and his dog’s first trip exploring the backcountry.

In Case You Missed it

The Dawn Patrol

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When one email gets forwarded far and wide, an airport picnic (featuring a surfeit of fried green tomatoes) ends up attracting a mob. But The Dawn Patrol rises to the challenge.

Low Fuel, Idiot, Light

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In the year 2019 BC (before COVID), I made a number of cross-country trips...

Aero ‘lectrics

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Three for the money.

Get-there-itis

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Reading the title of this column, you probably think the topic is about weather...