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Patrick Panzera

Patrick Panzera
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Patrick Panzera is the editor of CONTACT! Magazine, a nonprofit publication dedicated to supporting Experimental aviation, with a focus on alternative engines.

Marvelous Mustangs

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Titan adds new engines and a B-style fuselage option to the T-51.

2015 Engine Buyer’s Guide: Traditional and Conversion Engines

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Choices have never been better or more plentiful. By Tom Wilson and Patrick Panzera.

2014 Alternative Engine Buyer’s Guide

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Converted for flight. By Patrick Panzera.

2013 Engine Buyer’s Guide

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The outlook for the alternative engine market for Experimental/Amateur-Built aircraft is positive, and there are new additions since last year—even more reason to join the auto-conversion club. By Patrick Panzera.

Unusual Attitude

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If you want to install an alternative engine in your aircraft, make sure you've thought through the issues of weight, thrust line, cooling and cowling.

2012 Alternative Engine Buyer’s Guide

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If you’re in the market for an auto-conversion engine for your homebuilt aircraft, here’s a definitive guide to the options. By Patrick Panzera.

Are you considering an alternative engine?

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Patrick Panzera explains some specific formulas he uses to see if an engine' claimed numbers pass muster.

The State of Auto Conversions

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We take a look at the current auto-engine conversions for homebuilt aircraft. By Patrick Panzera.

Fuelventure 400

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Last years Copperstate Fly-In was the occasion for a race where speed was only one of the factors in winning. By Patrick Panzera.

In Case You Missed it

Wire Bundle Lacing

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Sometimes the old ways are still the best.

Kit Stuff

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Remembering Reno

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Aviation just wouldn’t be the same without the races…no matter where they are held.

Making Peace with the Jabiru Engine

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Keep it cool: That’s the secret to success with the Jabiru engine, which will reward your efforts by being a simple, powerful and smooth-running powerplant. Dave Prizio offers some suggestions for Jabiru care.