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Noel Fallwell

Noel Fallwell
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Noel is retired from IBM after 36 years as a Senior Engineer where he was one of the founding engineers of the IBM Personal Computer. Noel served in the United States Navy during the late 60s and early 70s flying as a Radar Operator and Air Intercept Controller in the Grumman E2-A Hawkeye Early Warning Aircraft. Noel made two deployment tours flying off of the USS Forrestal (CVA-59) and USS Saratoga (CVA-60). He presently flies a Van’s Aircraft RV-6A that he built himself.

Fiberglass Parts Holder

Photo 1. Fiberglass parts sitting on the hangar floor are easily damaged by wind gusts.Photo 1 shows how I used to deal with...

Fuel Dipstick and Holder

The first photo shows the fuel dipstick I made in its holder, and below that is the fuel sample tester for my Van's...

Cowl Paint Protector Bib

The top photo shows a "bib" I fabricated out of a shower pan liner. I found this material at a home center box store....

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Ask the DAR

Applying for a repairman certificate, replacing a missing airworthiness certificate.

North to Alaska

When faced with the choice of going commercial or flying his RV-6 to Alaska, author Ken Scott opted to be pilot in command. Having never flown his plane on trips long enough to require an en-route fuel stop, he figured it was time. What ensued was the trip of a lifetime, with scenery only Alaska can offer, glimpses of aviation history, and flying challenges tempered by friendly encounters with the natives.

Zenith STOL CH 750

Changing with the times, Zenith Aircraft has introduced an improved version of a design that debuted some 20 years ago. With a larger payload, more robust landing gear and greater visibility among other features, the CH 750 is tailored for today’s sport pilot;

Around the Patch

Editor in Chief Marc Cook finds himself in the unique position of being able to compare performance of his GlaStar Sportsman with two different Hartzell props.