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After nearly a year of restoration work by countless volunteers, the first "reflight" of the VanGrunsven RV-1, N5827N, occurred on February 19, 2012 from...
Perfection is unattainable for most builders, yet it is what many strive for. Paul Dye posits that sometimes “good enough” may be just what you need to finally get out of the shop and into flying.
The word “redundancy” is often heard in aviation, and with good reason. But a well-thought-out backup plan involves more than just having two of everything.
While on a routine technical counselor consultation, Paul Dye discovered hidden treasure: Richard VanGrunsven’s original RV-1. He details a bit about its history and preparations for its planned tour this summer.
Paul Dye discusses risk management, and how you can decrease the chances of having an aviation mishap.
Paul Dye visits the hallowed halls of flight and reflects on the bond that exists between aviators past and present.
Paul Dye debuts his new series on the myriad considerations that go into building and flying Experimental aircraft.
Expecting your avionics software to be free of bugs is unrealistic, but there is a way to avoid being bitten.
The words "test pilot" conjure images of steely-eyed derring-do, but the reality is often a world away from all that.
Thousands of hours of flight time in a pilots logbook are no guarantee of superior skill-or superior judgment.