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Myron Nelson

Myron Nelson
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Myron Nelson soloed at 16 and has been a professional pilot for over 30 years, having flown for Lake Powell Air, SkyWest Airlines, and Southwest Airlines. He also flies for the Flying Samaritans, a volunteer, not-for-profit organization that provides medical and dental care in Baja California, Mexico. A first-time builder, Myron currently flies N24EV, his beautiful RV-10. He has also owned a C-150 and a Socata TB-9.

Tribute to Teachers and Mentors

I write this submission during the month of November when traditionally we ponder and express gratitude for things, some would say blessings, that we...

Bingo Fuel

Having more gas on board than needed for a given flight seems easy enough to comprehend, yet every year an alarming number of flights...

Top Ten Favorite Tools for Maintenance

As I start this article, we are between Baker, Nevada, and Hinckley, Utah, which is quite remote. We are stranded “MOG’’ (motor home on...

My Ten Favorite Tools for Building

A common question on the minds of potential builders is what kind of tools will they need to complete a kit-airplane project. A potential...

Over the Hump

For my wife and me, it was important to have our kids learn a musical instrument. We lost out to sports with our son,...

Saying Goodbye

For those of us afflicted with Vascular Avgaseritis, AirVenture is a near spiritual experience. The collective aura of tens of thousands of our own...

An Epic Journey

Here I thought that flying an RV-10 from Arizona to Oshkosh Wisconsin was an impressive accomplishment. However that absolutely pales in comparison to the...

Community Affairs

AirVenture started as a tiny group of enthusiasts of soapbox aircraft of the type that often graced the covers of the Popular Mechanics type...

Management Changes at Rans Aircraft

At a Tuesday morning press conference at AirVenture 2022, Rans Aircraft founder and owner Randy Schlitter announced a new managerial restructuring of the company....

Bullwinkle Betterment

As I have mentioned before, while still quite content with the versatility of my RV-10, I nevertheless have a considerable itch to build something...

In Case You Missed it

The Unintimidated Builder

Builder Walter Treadwell has taken on projects that many of us would find daunting, and he keeps upping the ante. First came a Lancair 235, then a plansbuilt Jenny JN-4, followed by a P-38 and then his current project, a resized Sikorsky S-38. Some 4000 hours into the new project, Treadwell has a ways to go, but fortunately he has a mini AgCat to fly in the meantime; by Bob Fritz.
Old iPhone as aviation multi tool

The Best Multi-Tool for your Homebuilt

I am going to describe the best multi-tool you can own for your homebuilt...

Flocking of the Experimenters

Celebrating the Experimental spirit at a growing Mojave fly-in.

Coming Into the Cold

Cryogenic treatments are the newest thing at the Ly-Con engine spa.