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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®.

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...

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...

What’s Going On in the Blue Barn?

A few years ago, AirVenture added the “Blue Barn”  to support local chapters, but what is it? How does a building in Wisconsin in...

70 is the New 50? Not For Insurance

As I creep distressingly close to 70 years old, it truly seems like 70 is the new 50. I certainly don’t act or do...

Bugging Out

After record-breaking numbers of campers in the Homebuilt area on Monday night, the usual exodus began on Tuesday this year. However, the exodus was...

Airplanes Are for Girls

More than 30 young women from GirlVenture Camp spent an hour visiting the “Show Plane” display this week to learn about homebuilt airplanes. The...

Rainy Tuesday Morning

“It’s EAA!” Exclaimed the Oshkosh local at the gate as an affirmation that rain and AirVenture are inherently intertwined. (Have you ever noticed that...

Space Shuttle Reminiscences at Theater in the Woods

Practical jokes, touching international friendships, and the awe of urinating upside down in zero Gs were among the many stories shared last night by...

Meet the Author… and buy a Book

Editor-at-Large Paul Dye will be selling a limited supply of his book, Shuttle, Houston: My Life in the Center Seat of Mission Control, at...

In Case You Missed it

Testing, Testing!

Part 1: Wing Static Load Test

What’s Next for Aviation in America? (Hint: No AirVenture)

Never have I wanted a column of mine to become obsolete, inconsequential, a curious...

Constant-Speed Props

Sometimes using a constant-speed prop makes sense, but the decision is often a compromise among weight, cost and performance. By Marc Cook.

Ask the DAR

Avionics certification, ops lims for self-designed aircraft, house paint on Experimentals.