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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.

For Evie

Early in my build project, I found the absolute perfect number.

Primer on Paint

Decisions, decisions. One of the blessings of building an airplane is the ability to dress it up any way you please. However, for those...

Check Ride Chalk Talk

I think it is safe to assume that the vast majority of our readers have taken a check ride “practical test” at least once...

Let’s Get Dirty

Some—perhaps even many—pilots of Experimental aircraft never operate their artfully homebuilt aircraft on any runway surface not considered “improved,” meaning asphalt or concrete. That’s...

Dollars and Sense

In my decades in aviation, I have come across individuals representing a wide financial demography—from folks who could buy a Boeing with a personal...

Minimax to the Rescue

It's not easy to find a tug/tow bar assembly substantial enough to handle the job adequately and still be portable enough to be carried aboard.

Problemas en México

I was dismayed to receive an alert from the Baja Bush Pilots that aviation authorities in Mexico have recently turned away Experimental aircraft after entering the country.

Hanging up the Spurs

As I write this, it is August 31, 2020, which wouldn’t normally mean anything to anybody, especially me. Except for this particular day is...

Sensor Sensibilities

In 2011, when I purchased my engine sensor package for the then new Dynon SkyView system, the sensors of choice for fuel and oil...

Weighty Matters

We’ve all been taught the five primary forces of flight—lift, thrust, gravity and drag. (Plus money, but it’s more existential.) Let’s focus on gravity,...

In Case You Missed it

Build It Better: Show Me the Data!

Don’t believe everything you hear when making an important building or maintenance decision—do your homework.

Oil in Line

Look very closely and you will see liquid in the tubing. This is the...

Floating The Dream

Rick Lindstrom revisits Canadas Dream Tundra, this time when its on floats. Dream Aircraft Founder Yvan Desmarais spent 10 years developing the prototype for this design, with the intention of building and kitting a better bushplane. Lindstrom says hes achieved that goal and then some.

The Independence Project: Avionics

It’s time to install the shiny, expensive boxes in the RV-12. Yes, the avionics package goes in… and it’s not as difficult as it used to be. By Dave Martin.