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Myron Nelson

Myron Nelson
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.

Snap, Crackle, Pop

I bucked the first rivet on my Van’s RV-10 project in October 2007. Barrett Precision Engines built my engine from a core, a decision...

What Now?

Our first indication of a problem was a sudden deceleration of the airplane. The oil indications, both pressure and temperature, were deceptively normal.

Commentary: An RV Owner’s Reaction to Van’s Bankruptcy Filing

It’s worth remembering that it’s not just Van’s we’re talking about, but a whole constellation of supporting companies that make good money from RV builders.

One Marvelous Community

This month’s column is inspired by the most recent AirVenture, which has left me reflecting on how it really isn’t the aircraft that draw...

Following Footsteps

I was an airplane nut for as long as I can remember even though I had no family exposure to aviation. My father was...

Get the Lead Out

We’ve all been there. The airplane is pulled out and baking on the hot ramp. Preflight complete. Passengers and bags are loaded and ready...

The NextGen

For over forty years I've heard people say that general aviation is graying out. I see the point, but there's nothing like seeing the...

“Glare” Shield

The body of this month’s column is part informational, part confessional and part Zen and the Art of Experimental Maintenance. One of the most...

Barrett Precision Engines Update

We had a chance to catch up with Rhonda Barrett of Barrett Precision Engines, one of the highest volume suppliers of engines and engine...

Hartzell Propeller Updates

Hartzell propeller announced a new carbon composite series of it's popular Blended Airfoil line of two-bladed propellers targeted towards Vans RV series aircraft. Already...

In Case You Missed it

Portable Oxygen: Basic Purchase Advice

Oximeters reveal that more of us need oxygen than not.

Diary of a Panel Upgrade Part 1

It usually takes about 8 flying hours to get from Oshkosh to my home...

Guest Editorial

We've made improvements: This year's printed Kit Aircraft Buyer's Guide has a new format that highlights the latest designs. Plus, the Online Aircraft Buyer's Guide's new features yield a better and more useful search result.

Brake Tech for Builders

Marc Cook talks theory, practice, technology and maintenance with Matco Manufacturings George Happ and Grove Aircrafts Robbie Grove. Consider it a primer for all things brake-related.