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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.

On the Way There

After four trips to AirVenture in the RV-10, we decided to park the tent and take the land-based RV (Motorhome) and try the Scholler...

Color Country

When I was mired in some of the more frustrating and tedious parts of building a kit aircraft, I would often reenergize myself by...

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...

In Case You Missed it

Around the Patch

Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook discusses the relative merits of internal versus external antennas, after using his Glastar Sportsman 2+2 as a test bed. His conclusions have to do with both the material used to build the airplane as well as location of the antenna on the aircraft.
Dimple die polished

Home Shop Machinist: Power Polishing Promise

Back in the February 2019 issue of KITPLANES®, I promised a column about polishing...

Alternative Energies

Solar-powered aircraft may have some inherent limits, but they are also marvels of engineering that constantly push the boundaries of what’s possible. By Dean Sigler.

Drill Blocks

Drill right, drill straight.