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Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson is a private pilot who is currently building his first kit aircraft, a Van’s RV-7A. He is the C.T.O. for a technology firm and lives with his wife, Melissa, and two kids in San Antonio, Texas.

The Garage Mahal

If the RV-7 turns out half as well as the workshop in which it is being built, itll be a winner. By Matt Johnson.

In Case You Missed it

Preparing for Your First Flight

The paperwork, the plane, and the pilot must come together for success.

Homebuilt or Store-Bought?

Raising the bar for RV-10 interiors to an entirely different level. By Bruce Eicher.


Builders share their successes.

Home Shop Machinist

Preservative fogger.