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Michael Robinson

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Michael Robinson is a second-generation pilot, A&P, and was a U.S. Air Force aircraft technician for 10 years. He holds a private pilot certificate and currently flies his Harmon Rocket II and a friend's RV-8, which he also maintains. Both aircraft are used for cross-countries, aerobatics, and a developing interest in formation work. And yes, an instrument rating is high on the agenda.

Error Chain

Aeronautical decision making—it seemed like a good idea at the time.

In Case You Missed it

Buying Used: Van’s RV-7/7A

A worthy successor to the world’s most popular experimental.

Flying and Aging

On one of our most recent lunch flights in the Stearman to the Peach...

Broken Battery Hold-Down Bracket

This battery hold-down bracket was discovered in an RV-10 during a condition inspection. It...

Wind Tunnel

Youd think a V-tail would have much to offer over a conventional tail in both reduced drag and lower weight. But how does it really pan out?