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Michael Leigh

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Michael Leigh is based at the Tullahoma Airport in Tennessee, which once served as a WW-II bomber training base. In this partly historical setting, Michael enjoys his involvement as an officer in the local EAA chapter 458 and has built a Baby Ace airplane that is currently undergoing its test phases. Michael is also a satisfactory electrical engineer with a master's degree in aviation systems and an airframe mechanic's license. He has worked for Boeing Helicopters in flight testing and the University of Tennessee Space Institute as a research engineer. He currently works part time in the field of electronic flight control augmentation.

Breaking In an Engine on the Ground

Can you do that?

In Case You Missed it

2014 Rotorcraft Buyer’s Guide

Essential knowledge for choosing and flying Experimental rotors. By Roy Beisswenger.

Aero ‘lectrics

Jim Weir responds to a reader request to find a way to make any cell phone turn on an electrical device.

Ask the DAR

Mel Asberry clarifies the requirements for a builders log. The bottom line? The requirements are minimal: It should show that you actually built the aircraft, but its helpful to show as much detail as you can. And make sure you're in the photos, doing the work.

VHF Com–the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

With a panel full of glass and diodes turned into all the colors of...