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Error Chain

CozyJet dead-stick. Losing an engine was the least of the problems. It was a brake fire that almost destroyed this one-of-a-kind homebuilt.

In Case You Missed it

Cut the Can, Man

Inspecting your filter after an oil change is a good idea, but what tool is best for opening the can? Bob Fritz tests the gamut of oil filter cutters so that you don't have to.

Becoming a Test Pilot

Lessons learned from a Lancair Super Legacy and Dick Rutan.

Flight Testing: Static System Error, Theory and Practice

Flight testing requires precise airspeed calibration and measurement. A less-than-optimal pitot-static system can compromise those numbers. Heres how to troubleshoot the problem.

Guest Editorial

KITPLANES® publisher Cindy Pedersen bids readers a fond farewell as she embarks on a new journey—retirement.