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Karl Gashler

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!

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Free Flight

There are many reasons that building your own airplane takes awhile. Columnist Paul Dye details the pitfalls of completing one seemingly simple maintenance task, which brings into focus the bigger picture.


Builders share their successes.

The Dawn Patrol

Good things come in threes.

Shop in Comfort

I’ve confessed to building Metal Illness in a space that many, or most, would...