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Kerry Fores

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.

Emotions, Expectations, and Execution.

"Strange business this is; what works well for one does not work well for someone else!" I'm not sure the builder who wrote that...

Narrowed Focus

A seemingly complicated part layout can be simplified by narrowing your focus from the part as a whole, to a single hole in...

Misplaced Confidence

Advice from a kit manufacturers technical support manager.

On a Wing and a Whim

Flying a scratch-built Sonex is good for the soul.

In Case You Missed it

Shop Upgrades

Part 1: Do-it-yourself epoxy flooring.

Editor’s Log

Blurring the line…


We visit Vetterman Exhaust for a behind-the-scenes look at how exhaust systems are made.

Pole to Pole!

Around the world over both poles (part 2).