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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®.

And, If It’s Wednesday Evening It Must Be the Corn Roast...

The Homebuilders' Pavilion hosts a corn roast for homebuilders on Wednesday evenings and it is a free affair full of camaraderie. You get in...

The Homebuilt Camping Numbers

Attendance in home built camping and parking has been unusual this year due to the weather and water-saturated grounds. It was record high on...

The Open Sky M-02j – A Weight-Shifting, Wing-Warping Jet

Tokyo University of the Art professor Kazuhiko Hachiya watched flights of the Mehve, an imaginary aircraft in the Japanese animated film Nausicaa of the...

If It’s Tuesday Night, It Must Be Van’s Banquet Night

Every Tuesday night at AirVenture brings the gathering of Van’s Air Force and tonight was not an exception. RV loyalists came together at the...

The Dyke Delta

While wandering through the home built vendors area, the sound of bagpipes lofted through the air. I decided to make a quick video of...

Tranquility Base

Whenever the hustle and bustle of Wittman Airport becomes too much, I like to retreat to the Seaplane Base on the south shore of...

Don’t Be Buddy Beaver!

Please read the NOTAM before coming into AirVenture.

Homebuilder’s Hangar Presentations

Talks of interest to homebuilders are happening almost continuously this week (at least during weekdays) at the Homebuilder’s Hangar. Several of KITPLANES regular contributors...

Do Weight-Shifting and Wing-Warping Skills Transfer?

After interviewing Open Sky designer and pilot Kazuhiko Hachiya and his engineering partner Tota Ueno on Monday, I invited them to join me in...

Let the Games Begin!

The field came alive this morning under perfect weather conditions and the crowds were out. The newly arranged kit and other home built-related vendors...