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Paul Dye

Paul Dye
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Paul Dye, KITPLANES® Editor at Large, retired as a Lead Flight Director for NASA’s Human Space Flight program, with 40 years of aerospace experience on everything from Cubs to the Space Shuttle. An avid homebuilder, he began flying and working on airplanes as a teen and has experience with a wide range of construction techniques and materials. He flies an RV-8 and SubSonex jet that he built, an RV-3 that he built with his pilot wife, as well as a Dream Tundra and an electric Xenos motorglider they completed. Currently, they are building an F1 Rocket. A commercially licensed pilot, he has logged over 6000 hours in many different types of aircraft and is an A&P, FAA DAR, EAA Tech Counselor and Flight Advisor; he was formerly a member of the Homebuilder’s Council. He consults and collaborates in aerospace operations and flight-testing projects across the country.

On the Prowl

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Aerobatic Panther-the new cat in town.

It Got Very Quiet!

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"OK, so the engine just quit!" I said, in as calm a voice as I could muster as I keyed the mic.

Editor’s Log

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Conventional?

Want to Own a Kit Company?

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Murphy Aircraft Mfg. LTD is for Sale! Murphy Aircraft Manufacturing Ltd. announced today that the company is now being offered for sale, to someone...

Garmin GTR 200

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An audio solution on a budget.

Editor’s Log

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The chain.

AKIA Covers Lengthy Agenda with EAA

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Members of the Aircraft Kit Industry Association (AKIA) sat down recently with senior staff at EAA headquarters in Oshkosh, WI to discuss a variety...

Kitplanes Joins AKIA

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Kitplanes magazine is pleased to announce that we have become the newest member of the Aircraft Kit Industry Association. AKIA was formed in 2012...

2014 Plans-Built Buyer’s Guide

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Not everyone starts with a kit. By Paul Dye and Mark Schrimmer.

Editor’s Log

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Old school.

In Case You Missed it

Checkpoints

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Fly-in gems.

Importing From Canada, N-Number Size

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Question: I’m interested in buying a homebuilt out of Canada. Is this a difficult...

Checkpoints

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Sun n Fun musings.

Letters

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 Root of the MatterI don't usually write to magazines, but here we go. I...