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Kerry Fores

Kerry Fores
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Kerry Fores was born and raised in Oshkosh, WI and was interested in homebuilding by age 12. Between 1998 and 2003 he scratchbuilt and polished a Sonex, which he named Metal Illness. Kerry logged nearly 500 hours in Metal Illness and was awarded Plans Built Champion at AirVenture 2006. Kerry is retired from a 21-year career at Sonex Aircraft, most of it dedicated to supporting builders. Kerry is on the web at thelifeofdanger.com.

Get Bent

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I harbor two writers within. A technical writer who favors brevity and a creative writer, an essayist, who wants to engage your senses and...

Self-Debriefing Your AirVenture Experience

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Every flying lesson ends with a debriefing. What worked, what didn't, where can improvements be made? If you recently attended The Big Show in...

AirVenture’s Last Day

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AirVenture is an organism that obeys no calendar. The Friday prior to this year's opening the airport was as full as I've ever seen...

Thick Wallet?

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This is one of many vendors at AirVenture offering a solution to those whose wallet is too thick. This vendor, however, is the only...

Decisions, Decisions.

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So you thought picking the perfect homebuilt was difficult? Well, strap in because there are dozens more decisions to follow, including how to strap...

Homebuilding’s Perseverance Award

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I caught up with EAA’s Charlie Becker—which is easy to do as he drags around the weighty title Director for Chapters & Communities and the...

Stewarding the Stewart 51

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There are two objects whose every feature are so well known, almost wired into our DNA, that their likenesses cannot be estimated in reproduction, they must be...

Doubt: A Cautionary Tail

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Doubt. It's part of human nature and it loves visiting itself upon homebuilders. We doubt ourselves and the plans. We convince ourselves we don't know...

Getting Repair Help

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It happens every year. A landing mishap renders an airplane stranded. A flat tire renders an airplane immoveable. A dead battery renders one a...

Lightening the Arion Lightning and Builder Assist for All

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It's not often a kit manufacturer keeps a significant upgrade to one of their products quiet, but Arion Aircraft has. When I met with Nick...

In Case You Missed it

Lancair Evolution

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Lancair Aircraft is revolutionizing its already successful turboprop line of kits with the new Evolution, a 750-horsepower, Pratt & Whitney-PT6A-powered, carbon-fiber composite, 380-mph four-seater to be available later this year.

Home Shop Machinist

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Kermit Weeks hangar—EAA’s home shop.

How the Pros do It: Maule, Part 2

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The visit to Maule Aircraft continues.

What’s New

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World Aircraft Company debuts the Vision LSA, and Velocity Aircraft introduces the V-Twin.