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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.

Ticket to Fly. IFR or No?

Like hundreds of fellow enthusiasts, the weather kept us out of Oshkosh 2019 on pre-show Saturday, and like dozens of refugees, we hunkered down in KDSM, Des Moines, Iowa, for the night. After the passage of several significant storms, we were glad the RV-10 was parked safely in a crowded but sturdy hangar. With an […]
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Wi-Fi Enabled

The term “Wi-Fi enabled” involving aircraft conjures up images of fat cats shorting Boeing stock at FL450 in their Gulfstreams or frustrated airline pax trying to stream Stranger Things at dial-up speeds. For better or worse, that type of Wi-Fi access hasn’t reached down to the average E/A-B aircraft yet. However, there is new Wi-Fi […]
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Aeroparentage

What I most admire about Karl is that he has religiously taken every single one of his five children, one on one, both as kids and teenagers to Oshkosh. Amazing.

Sturgeon of Waterworld

The following is presented for amusement purposes only and is not intended to dissuade or discourage attendance at what is sure to be a...

Rabbit Holes

Conquering unforeseen challenges when building, flying, and maintaining an aircraft.
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Experimental Maule?

One of the inherent pleasures of OSH are the little gems, rarities, and curiosities that one can stumble upon. One of those present this...

A Legend Passes

Of the half a million or so aviation fanatics who will pass through the gates of Oshkosh in a couple of weeks, there are...

A Good Samaritan

An RV-10 does heavy labor alongside certified muscle for a good cause.

NEXRAD for Kit Aircraft Drivers

Free access to weather information can be a tremendous safety tool for wise, cautious pilots.

SOS

A tongue-in-cheek look at acronyms and other vernacular used in aviation.

In Case You Missed it

Checkpoints

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Ten Tool Tips

I love tools. I really love tools. I give tools as wedding presents. The...

Editor’s Log

Know your (operating) limitations.

Something Different

Building a Breezy for the 21st century. By Scott M. Spangler.