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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.

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.

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.

Error Chain Follow-Up

Prop governor failure-the rest of the story.

Error Chain

Prop governor failure-everything was wonderful, right up until it suddenly wasn't.

In Case You Missed it

Risky Business

Distractions-stay focused in the air and the hangar. By Sid Mayeux.

Balancing Act

Troubleshooting vibration problems in homebuilt airplanes. By Matthew Dock.

25th Anniversary: Loran and GPS take over

Todays GPS technology has largely supplanted loran as a navigational aid in Experimental aircraft, and thats not a bad thing. By Marc Cook.

Flight Testing

Personnel roles, emergency contingencies, communications-there are many moving parts involved in the first flight of a homebuilt. Paul Dye catalogs them and offers a sample flight plan that worked for him.