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Kerry Fores

Kerry Fores
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Kerry Fores grew up jumping the airport fence in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He wanted to build an airplane in 10th-grade woodshop but was asked to choose a smaller project. In 1998, unconstrained by teachers, Kerry scratch built a Sonex he polished and named Metal Illness. It was awarded Plans Built Champion at AirVenture 2006. Kerry is on the web at thelifeofdanger.com.

Shop in Comfort

I’ve confessed to building Metal Illness in a space that many, or most, would rate less than ideal. In my defense, my brain’s right...

Vendor Bonding Day

For those of you who leave AirVenture before the final Sunday, and that is 97% of you, you may not be aware that the...

The Sonerai Turns 50

John Monnett, President of Sonex Aircraft LLC, unknowingly launched his homebuilding career fifty years ago at the 1971 EAA Aviation Convention and Fly-in in...

Navel Gazing From an Oshkosh Townie

“Oh! You’re from Oshkosh?” It’s a common comment I hear when AirVenture attendees ask me where I’m from. It’s not a strictly accurate comment,...

Your Head, Your Heart, Your Hands and the Truth

Three chords and the truth. That’s how songwriter Harlan Howard, who, with Hank Cochran, penned “I Fall to Pieces,” described country music. I got...
video

Wittman. Field. Video.

If it was strange for you to stay home, it was equally strange to be nearly the only person there.

Pack Your Spotted Cow and Go

I heard Jester’s coarse voice and felt the impact of each syllable, “You. Nev-er. Leave. Your wingman.” I’m foreshadowing the past, though, so let...

Defining “Done”

“Kerry, you know your airplane could be flying in two weeks.” That observation, offered by someone qualified to make the assessment, caught me off...

Know (You May Be) the Limit

I was in a bad place. I knew the flight might not end well before I took off from the taxiway of an Air...

Help! You Need Somebody

This topic came to me in a dream, probably triggered by a New Year’s Eve chili-and-pumpkin pie-eating binge. Still, it’s rooted in reality, and...

In Case You Missed it

Error Chain

The takeoff might better have been described as a launch. With the new 150-hp...

Letters

Real-World ADS-BThank you for Dick Sunderland's articles, "Juggling the ADS-B Options" and "What...

The Future of Homebuilding: Industry

For the general public, the idea of constructing your own airplane, with your own...

What’s New

Lights, engines, action. Kuntzleman Electronics debuts landing-taxi-recognition LED lights; the Sherpa flies again behind the K650 Honeywell turbine; and Fisher Flying Products gets ready to resume production from its new factory in Ontario, Canada. Edited by Mary Bernard.