Home Authors Posts by Louise Hose

Louise Hose

157 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
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®.

All Lined Up and Nowhere To Go

Winds are the story today as they are already at 9:45 19 mph gusting to 27... with a strong crosswind component. So, RARA has...

Vendor Row

What to do when the winds cause numerous cancellations of Reno racing and you’ve already explored the pits? I figured it was time to...

Flashy Lady

The prettiest plane in RARA’s pits this year must be Click Bond’s Sportsman on floats. It is on static display along the main walkway,...

Fueling Math

If you are flying a light plane at Reno, there are two things that you ABSOLUTELY do not want to happen. You do NOT...

Everyone Maydays Once

Around the RARA pits, one often hears the racers consoling one another by saying, “Everyone maydays once if you do this very long,” and...

Sauce Boss to Crew Chief

Behind every Reno Air Racer is a crew... or at least a crew chief and KITPLANES’ own Laura Starkey is Tenacity’s Crew Chief. Mark...

Completing a 24-Year Dream

Todd Loes of Waterloo, Iowa, saw Zig Berzins’ 1989 Reserve Grand Champion Cygnet SF-2A at AirVenture many years ago and knew he had found...

Panther’s Dan Weseman Speaks at Homebuilders Dinner

A smaller group attended the Homebuilder's Dinner at EAA’s Nature Pavilion this year due to the seating restrictions and the storm-driven fleeing of many...

The Other Homebuilt Area—Light Sport

A trip to the south end of the field reveals that not all homebuilt vendors have clustered together mid-field near the Homebuilt Headquarters. Some...

Builder’s Assistance at the Van’s Tent

No question that the best way to  learn basic metal techniques is to observe a master. And, every year budding builders come by the...

In Case You Missed it

Light Stuff

Dave Martin looks at the future of ultralight-like SLSA trainers, and what may be in store from the FAA.

Shining a Light on DarkAero

Ryley, Keegan and River Karl provide a behind-the-scenes view of the DarkAero 1.

Experimotive

Rick Lindstrom looks at Maxwell Propulsions upgraded FWF system, and peeks into the systems future.

One Builder’s Headache is Another’s Project

Sometimes picking up a project that needs a little work is just the ticket for (re)building satisfaction.