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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.

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.

2020 Propeller Buyer’s Guide

Finding the right prop.

In Case You Missed it

Wind Tunnel

Spring systems.

Aero ‘lectrics

Flying the pattern.

Ask the DAR

A reader asks if he can use his Experimental/Amateur-Built aircraft for instruction. DAR Mel Asberry’s answer: It’s not a problem, but charging for transition training of a non-owner pilot requires a specific operational exemption.

Checkpoints

Group fly-outs.