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Louise Hose

Louise Hose
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Louise Hose is an instrument-rated, commercial pilot who regularly flies her RV-6, her husband’s RV-8, and an RV-3B and a Dream Tundra, which they built together. They live in Dayton Valley Airpark in Nevada. She also edits the monthly, free digital newsletter, The Homebuilder’s Portal by KITPLANES®.

Homebuilt Control Tower

There is a little building just southeast of Homebuilder’s HQ with a sign identifying it as the Homebuilt Tower. I’ve been flying in for...
Dark Aero.

Visiting the Innovation Showcase

If you are into cool, whether atmospheric or “toys”, there is no better place to hang out than the Innovation Showcase. While most of...

Loki (and Paul Dye) Featured in Friday Homebuilts in Review

The SubSonex jet, Loki, and its builder, Paul Dye, were featured in the Homebuilts in Review session Friday afternoon before filled bleachers. After the...

Departure Briefing

I don’t know about you but I have been frustrated by the departure process just about every year that I come to AirVenture. Planning...

The Tribe of Homebuilders Gather

The EAA Homebuilders Dinner gathers homebuilders of all types together under one roof each Thursday night of AirVenture. Unlike the “type” gatherings that take...

Lazy Thursday Afternoon

There comes a point, usually around Thursday, when the feet hurt too much and the brain has been on overload too long to continue...

40th Anniversary of the RV-4

Have you seen a lot of RV-4s on the field this year? No surprise as it is the 40th anniversary of the Van’s Aircraft...

Everything Old is New Again

There is a distinctly unique RV sitting across the walkway from the Van’s Aircraft tent, but an RV it indeed is! It is the...

A Hybrid, Fuel-Powered, Genset Electric Airplane

The first thing most folks notice on the concept drawings of the SkyLab S1 displayed at the SkyLab Engineering booth in the Homebuilt vendor...

Janovetz and Agather’s 2017 F1 Evo Rocket

There is a beautiful F1 Rocket prominently displayed on the corner of Knapp Street and the P-1 taxiway… across from the Fightertown arch. It...

In Case You Missed it

A Wood Tailwheel Lift

(Or how to save your achin back.)

The Home Machinist

Charlie Taylor, the Wright brothers trusted right-hand man and machinist, made their early powered flight experiments possible. And he built the engine using only a drill press, a lathe, a simple scale and more than a little ingenuity; by Bob Fritz.

Wind Tunnel

Recently, there has been increasing interest in the efficiency of all vehicles, including airplanes. Designers are seeking to make airplanes that perform better and burn less fuel. Barnaby Wainfan takes a close look at the aerodynamics and mathematics behind this deceptively complex process.

Pedal Power

Building a classic biplane for the next generation of aviators. By Tom Brusehaver.