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Contributing Editor LeRoy Cook is an experienced journalist with writing credits in just about every aviation publication that counts. He brings a wealth of knowledge and perspective to his flight reviews.

Hummel Happenings

Hummel Aircraft holds its 2021 fly-in at its new home in Howell, Michigan.

The Rationale Of Oshkosh

To expend considerable time and treasure converging on a medium-size city in Wisconsin every summer, just to hang out with like-minded aviation aficionados, doesn’t...

Warbirds Tram Ride—AirVenture’s Best-Kept Secret, And It’s Free

For 12 years, a dedicated bunch of Warbird volunteers has been spreading the “Keep ‘Em  Flying” gospel of preservation and education among AirVenture attendees...

Buying Used: Zenith STOL CH 701

For 35 years, the “Sky Jeep” has soldiered on.

AirVenture Revival Arrival

This year’s VFR Arrival Procedures were justly revised, although not confusingly so, after 2019’s Black Sunday debacle when two day’s worth of airplanes tried...

2021 Propeller Buyer’s Guide

Which Propeller?

Twelve Months to Takeoff

The first customer-built Zenith CH 750 SD takes to the sky.

Buying Used: Long-EZ

Construction workmanship varies greatly, so it pays to have experienced eyes look over your temptation before you succumb to its charms.

Buying Used: Kitfox

Always in high demand, be ready to act fast when you find one you like.

Build It Right: Belting Your Homebuilt

Thinking about restraints while building is easier than fixing substandard ideas later on.

In Case You Missed it

Hear the Hum?

Whats the buzz? David Ullman looks at the past, present and future of the electric airplane.
motor mount rubber

Unairworthy: Isolator Mount Problems

Rubber isolator mounts should not have a gap between them and the engine mount when properly torqued.

Home Shop Machinist

Billet oil-drain elbow.

Home Shop Machinist

Using tools to make tools. Bob Hadley.