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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

North to Alaska

When faced with the choice of going commercial or flying his RV-6 to Alaska, author Ken Scott opted to be pilot in command. Having never flown his plane on trips long enough to require an en-route fuel stop, he figured it was time. What ensued was the trip of a lifetime, with scenery only Alaska can offer, glimpses of aviation history, and flying challenges tempered by friendly encounters with the natives.

Ask the DAR

Hiring a professional build center to build an Experimental Light Sport Aircraft.

Stressing Structure

Load distributions, part 1.

Rear Cockpit

Summer school.