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Paul Dye

Paul Dye
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.

2014 Kit Aircraft Buyer’s Guide

The state of the kit world is sound. By Paul Dye and Mark Schrimmer

Grass Roots Effort to Honor Tom Poberezny

A growing number of EAA members have realized that something important is now missing at EAA and AirVenture; namely, Tom Poberezny. Tom led EAA...

What is it?

Request for Identification One of our readers asked us an interesting question today, and being completely puzzled, we thought we'd throw it out there for...

Zenith 750 Cruzer

Zenith 750 Cruzer: Civilizing the 750 for the asphalt crowd.

Editor’s Log

Still learning…after all these years!

Dynon Avionics Releases SkyView Version 7.0 Software – adds Charts...

Dynon Avionics has just released their long-awaited SkyView Version 7 software. This is an important release for the SkyView system: with new geo-referenced Charts...

Wire Bundle Lacing

Sometimes the old ways are still the best.

Cycles of Flight

When man first took flight with wings, he did it without power. Gliding on the wind from hills and dunes, the short periods of...

Dynon Avionics Acquires Advanced Flight Systems

As of today (July 22nd, 2013), Dynon Avionics and Advanced Flight Systems (AFS) have joined forces, with the acquisition of AFS by Dynon. Advanced Flight...

What’s Your Angle?

Angle of attack indicators make better pilots and might save your life.

In Case You Missed it

Wind Tunnel


Using Level Accelerations to Determine Climb Performance

A faster way to gather data over a wide range of conditions.


On Nuts and BoltsIn your use of the word "bolt," there is a caveat....

Eyes That Can See Around Corners

As builders of our own aircraft,‭ ‬we‭ ‬know there are many enclosed areas‭ ‬inside...