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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.

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...

UFlyMike

Almost 20 years ago during my airline career, I  got assigned a pairing with a fellow by the name of Mike Lackey. Bose corp had...

Up and at ’em

We have two nights logged at OSH Homebuilt Camping with three deluges so far. After a chilly and humid night in a nylon palace,...

Yankton

Part of the adventure of AirVenture is getting there as pleasantly and hassle free as possible. Careful fuel planning before launch is wise but...

Dating Your Docs & Paint Touch-Up

I’ve been reading recently through a collection of builder log segments with various descriptions of how the builders notated on their paper plans that...

In Case You Missed it

Notes From the Heartland

No surprise that my first trip back to Oshkosh in years was a funny...

Under Pressure

No, this working title isn’t about sitting down close to my draft submission deadline...

Wind Tunnel

Design process-CG limits and tail size, part 2.

Makes You Go Hmmm

Rotary-engine enthusiast Paul Lamar details the benefits and efficiencies of using rotary power for homebuilt aircraft.