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Michael Leigh

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

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Can you do that?

In Case You Missed it

Little Bird the Kitfox

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Amy Laboda's Kitfox 4, Little Bird, won't break any speed records. But it will tuck nicely into a short turf airstrip in time for a barbecue.

Alternative Energies

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The inventive Mr. To. By Dean Sigler.

Rapid Prototyping and Experimental Design

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Scale model structural testing.

AirCam Adventure

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When a former editor of KITPLANES gets an invitation to fly with a group of AirCam pilots to the Bahamas, resistance is futile.