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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.

Parts Is Parts

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A major part of any Experimental kit will be hundreds of products that the kit supplier didn’t manufacture or fabricate but simply sourced from the open market to supply with their custom kit components.

Professionally Hosed: Watch Aero Performance Build Hoses for Experimental and Certified...

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Myron Nelson recently paid a visit to Aero Performance, a subsidiary of Aircraft Spruce, to see how hoses are made.

Snap, Crackle, Pop

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

In Case You Missed it

What’s New

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MGL extends its warranty, Grand Rapids introduces the Sport SX EFIS, Vertical Power has a new system, and more. Edited by Mary Bernard.

Checkpoints

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Lowering the risk.

Dan’s World

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Columnist and RV builder Dan Checkoway advocates keeping it simple so that you can actually afford to fuel and fly your homebuilt aircraft. He claims many builders buy into the hype about the latest and greatest equipment must-haves, and then complain about the price at the pump.

Letters

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Sharing with OthersWhat a ride we got reading Michael Robinson's "Aeronautical Decision Making" ....