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Karl Gashler holds ATP, CFI and CFII ratings and has flown over 10,000 hours in 20 aircraft models. His favorite airplane is the Van’s RV-8.

Error Chain

Crankshaft seal blowout!

In Case You Missed it

Supermarine Aircraft Mk 26B

Quick and nimble, with distinctive elliptical wings: The Spitfire was a classic WW-II fighter plane. Now a 90%-scale kit, true to the original, makes this inspired design available to the homebuilder.

An Immigrant’s Journey

Enchanted with the idea of building his own amphibian, Larry Woods came across a Ukrainian design, the Aeroprakt A-24, which seemed to fit the bill. After much research, he got a hold of a kit, built it, and then liked it so much that he became the Canadian distributor.

The Dawn Patrol

Dick Starks reminisces about the aviation luminaries The Dawn Patrol has been privileged to meet at the annual Salute to Veterans Air Show.

Design Process: Wing Structure

Last month we started our discussion of wing design with a look at the...