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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®.

Win Some, Lose Some

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Tsamsiyu and my flight from the Lake Tahoe area to Oshkosh was just about perfect. We were blessed with clear skies, modest tailwind, and...

A Unique Cub

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Byung Lee has a nostalgia for the old and historic but also demands many of the amenities of modern life and his unique homebuilt...

Serious About Cooling

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Someone is serious about cooling. We assume these lead to blast tubes. Just how big is the alternator on this RV?

The Duflunkee Cub

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Out on Row 321, in Homebuilt Camping, there is a modest little plane painted white with brown and gold and strutting 31” tundra tires....

The Start of a Long Day

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Our community relies on the generous time devoted by EAA Tech Counselors and Flight Advisors to ensure good builds and safe first flights. Part...

2022 One Week Wonder Now Appearing

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There is no One Week Wonder project this year (the next one is planned for 2026) but you can find the 2022 version in...

Standing Room Only

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When KITPLANES’s Editor-at-Large gives a presentation, you can pretty much count on a standing-room-only crowd. Yesterday in the Homebuilders Hangar was no exception when...

The Homebuilt Count

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Four-hundred six airplanes were tied down in Homebuilt Parking and 487 in Homebuilt Camping last night. That was a total of 893 airplanes, almost...

Ken Rieder of Redline Airshows Featured at Van’s Banquet

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Ken Rieder of Redline Airshows was the featured speaker at the annual Van’s Aircraft banquet at the Nature Pavilion Tuesday night. The evening started...

The Super Guppy Turbine (or SGT)

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The only flying example of a very special, “experimental” airplane is on display at Boeing Plaza and we had the opportunity to tour it...

In Case You Missed it

Checkpoints: Condition Inspections

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I promised I would cover condition inspections in a future article, and having just...

Product Review: BrightLine Pilot Bag

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The BrightLine Bag is the ideal accessory for pilots who like a place for everything and everything in its place. By Marc Cook.

The Dawn Patrol

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When one email gets forwarded far and wide, an airport picnic (featuring a surfeit of fried green tomatoes) ends up attracting a mob. But The Dawn Patrol rises to the challenge.

Completions

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Builders share their successes