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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

Aero ‘lectrics

The FAA provides a wealth of user-friendly information on its web site. Jim Weir takes us on a tour of the highlights.

Tools for Homebuilders, Part 1

Terry Edwards covers some of the less-often discussed aspects of homebuilding, from the decision-making processes, to the best sources for assistance to choosing a project director (and deciding if you need one).

Traveling Machine

Van's two-seat RV-12 LSA proves itself as a surprisingly travel-friendly cross-country airplane. By Marc Cook.