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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®.

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...

Homebuilt Parking and Camping Numbers Beating Records Early On

Last night again set a new record for Homebuilt airplanes tied down in HBP and HBC…253 in camping and 178 in parking making a...

Open For Business

One of the much appreciated changes at AirVenture this year is the weekend opening of food services on the field. A long-standing problem for...

If You Can’t Fly In, Enjoy the Trip Anyway

“To infinity and beyond/But at the speed limit.” So reads electronic billboards along the Wisconsin interstates I traveled on my way to AirVenture yesterday....

In Case You Missed it

Sail By Wire

Paulo Iscold's Nixus sailplane debuts a fly-by-wire control system.

Aero ‘lectrics

Break out your laptops, iPhones and iPads. There is a new batch of apps and other software that can help pilots chart their course when traveling cross-country.

Light Stuff

Roy Beisswenger takes over the Light Stuff column this month, and quickly shows why hes the right man for the job.

The Inverted Oil Dilemma

Adding more equipment is never as easy as you think.