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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®.

Recovery Day

The sun came out Sunday morning and it was a beautiful day. Not hot like last Friday… not raining like Saturday. A perfect day...

All Hail The Volunteers!

The AirVenture grounds were busy last Friday with hundreds of volunteers scurrying around, preparing. Their efforts in homebuilt parking, homebuilt camping, and the vintage...

America’s Most GA Friendly Airports

The AirVenture fun always starts for me hundreds of miles before reaching Oshkosh. This year, I had five fuel (and bladder) stops between western...

Breakfast, Anyone?

Hungry in the morning? A warm and hearty breakfast will be available each morning at the Camp Scholler EAA Chapter Pavilion (see the map to...

Sloshkosh – the Sequel

Surely, the Wisconsin weather demons couldn’t wreak havoc on the major AirVenture arrivals days for three out of four consecutive years?

A Day of Fussy Fuss

John Stahr announced first thing in the morning that Friday would be "a day of fussy fuss." It was time to address all those...

Light at the End of the Tunnel

John Stahr continued working on N958PD, KITPLANES Editor-in-Chief Paul Dye's recently built SubSonex jet on Thursday. With the large area painting completed and detailed...

A Little Paint and a Whole Lot of Tape

I don't know about you, but I always thought that airplanes are first covered with whatever paint will dominate the surfaces (commonly white) and...

Prepping and Priming for the Subsonex Paint Job

With most of the masking completed last night, the team immediately started into Scotchbriting all of the external aluminum areas on Paul Dye's SubSonex...

Subsonex Paint Preparation

Editor-in-Chief Paul Dye's SubSonex jet is completed (after less than three months of building!), the engine has started and performed flawlessly, and a couple...

In Case You Missed it

Tires, Brakes & Wheel Bearings

Maintenance matters.

Letters

ADS-B and TrafficI thought I might share my experiences to date with ADS-B. I...

Aero ‘lectrics

In this first of a two-part series, Jim Weir builds a low-cost, high-efficiency portable ground-based antenna system that he used to great effect in the recent CAFE 400 (fuel efficiency) race in Northern California. You can do it, too.

Home Shop Machinist

Mike and Cal.