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Lewis Bjork

Lewis Bjork
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Lewis Bjork has constructed many airplanes, authored a few books and numerous articles. He enjoyed flying for SkyWest Airlines the last twenty years, and is married to Linda, a very patient wife. They are the parents of five children.

The Seat

If you're going to design the perfect airplane, which piece do you work on first?

Error Chain

The demise of the Cosmic Fish.

Driving Down the High Costs of Aircraft Ownership

Building a trailer for a Quickie Q200.

Taming the Lancair IV

Vortecx winglets make a glass speedster faster, slower, and safer.

Holey Cowl

Adventures with fiberglass.

Empty Nest Syndrome

Looking for a new project to fill the shop.

How to Build Your Own Engine (Or Maybe Not)

Adding a rotary engine to a Q2 is easier said than done.

Emmy and Sarah

Finding the perfect trainer.

In Case You Missed it

Homemade Compressed Air Brake Bleeder

An inexpensive tool for quickly bleeding aircraft brakes.

Home Shop Machinist

The jack hack.

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.

Design Process: Cantilever Wings

Last month we began our discussion of the structural layout of the wing with...