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Kate O'Connor

Kate O'Connor
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Kate O’Connor works as a senior editor at AVweb/Belvoir Media Group which publishes Kitplanes Magazine. She is a private pilot, certificated aircraft dispatcher, and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

EAA Virtual Expo Taking Shape

EAA has announced that its Spirit of Aviation Week will include an online expo that allows exhibitors to offer product showcases, show specials, multimedia...

Zenith Goes Virtual

Stuck at home? It might just be time to start building the plane of your dreams.

EAA To Hold Spirit Of Aviation Week

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has announced that it will hold a weeklong virtual event to celebrate the aviation community in the wake of...

AirVenture 2020 Cancelled

The 68th annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in has been cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The event was scheduled to...

Sun ‘n Fun Launches Home Edition

With the 46th annual Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Sun ‘n Fun and the Aerospace Center for Excellence...

Sun ‘n Fun Postponed Until 2021

The 46th annual Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo will not take place this year due to efforts to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Instead,...

EAA To Hold Winter Flight Fest

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has announced that it will be holding its inaugural Winter Flight Fest at the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh,...

Garmin Introduces New Primary Flight Instrument Replacement

Garmin unveiled its GI 275, an electronic replacement for legacy primary flight instruments, on Wednesday. The GI 275 can serve as an attitude indicator,...

Aspen Introduces New E5 Features

Aspen Avionics introduced several new features for its Evolution E5 electronic flight instrument (EFI) on Thursday. New additions to the E5 include a “traditional”...

Garmin, uAvionix Resolve Patent Lawsuit

ADS-B solutions company uAvionix announced that it has resolved a patent lawsuit brought by Garmin which has been ongoing since June 2018. According to...

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Tubes, struts, and column buckling.

Wind Tunnel

Involved in the flight testing of a friends aircraft, Barnaby Wainfan contemplates the consequences (and wisdom) of designing an aircraft around an engine that may prove unsatisfactory or, worse, unavailable.