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Katie Bosman Krotje

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Katie Bosman Krotje is a commercial pilot, CFI, and holds a master's degree in aerospace education. She is building a Van's RV-3B, studying for her A&P test, and has written maintenance manuals for two Special Light Sport Aircraft models.

Off to Garmin School

Learning how to install the G3X Touch system. By Katie Bosman Krotje.

SnF Postcards: Reflecting the Sunshine

With so many things to look at, sometimes it's good for the soul to simply relax and take in the beauty of the glimmering...

SnF Postcards: AirCam and T-35

  The sun is warm and the colorful aircraft at Sun 'n Fun make for great postcards. But don't mess with Lockwood's latest AirCam... It'll...

Hot at Sun 'n Fun

It's the sort of day where you think you want ice cream, but you have to decide whether or not it's really worth ruining your shirt because it will melt faster than you can slurp it into your face.

It's the Simple Things…

On Saturday, my family and I made the great annual migration to Lakeland. We are exhibitors, making a living in the experimental & LSA...

A Custom Maintenance Manual for a Custom Aircraft

It may not be required, but it's essential for performing thorough inspections.

Navigate the Glass Transition

Learning to use an EFIS. By Katie Bosman Krotje.

Fix These Broken Wings!

Repairing damaged sheet metal. By Katie Bosman.

In Case You Missed it

Letters

 The X FilesChuck Bodeen's article on X-Plane was very informative, but somewhat misleading,...

Carbon Monoxide Blues

Although not a huge factor in airplane crashes, carbon monoxide poisoning does contribute to accidents each year. This is entirely avoidable with a good, functional carbon monoxide detector in the cockpit. The choices in these units have increased over the years, so now there's no excuse to do without this useful tool; by Rick Lindstrom.

Completions

Builders share their successes.

Design Process: Aileron Types

The size and planform of the ailerons are set by the roll-control power needed...