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Ken Scott is a longtime employee of Van's Aircraft and also a multi-airframe builder (RV-6, KK-1, RV-12) whose quest for new skills remains unabated. He lives with his wife, Camilla, on a residential airpark near Canby, Oregon.

Van’s–The Middle Ages

My involvement with Van’s Aircraft started in 1987—if my memory is right. The company had been going for 15 years when I got there,...

How the RV-8 Came to Be

25 years ago, Richard VanGrunsven designed an aerobatic tandem sport plane that’s also a great traveling machine.
Bull Moose

Meet the Bull Moose

All Moose, no bull—a throaty American V-8 motivates this outsized Canadian bush plane.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

It’s finally finished!
Rion Bourgeois (left) and Philip Groelz test the tank for leaks.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

What could possibly go wrong?

Building the Bearhawk LSA

The noisy end.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

Assembling some assemblies.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

Fleshing out the forward fuselage.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

The landing gear.

Making a Business out of a Metal Rod

Harmon Lange has made more landing gear legs than anybody.

In Case You Missed it

Down to Earth

Getting the spark right. By Amy Laboda.

After the Accident

Okay, you bent your airplane. What happens next?

Buzzwords: Maneuvering Speed

Ed Kolano unravels some of the misconceptions of the oft-misunderstood term, “maneuvering speed,” and explains the implications for pilots of homebuilt aircraft.

Pilot: The Verb

I pretend to play guitar. To my neighbor’s irritation, I use a real guitar...