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Scott Spangler

Scott Spangler
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Scott Spangler A pilot since 1976, Spangler was the founding editor of Flight Training magazine. In 1999 he launched and edited NAFI Mentor for the National Association of Flight Instructors, and for seven years was editor in chief of EAA publications. As a freelancer he’s written for Air & Space Smithsonian, Overhaul & Maintenance, Aviation for Women, Twin & Turbine and a number of non-aviation titles.

Retirement Project

A backcountry Bearhawk built for comfort, cross-country cruising and cargo capacity.

Backcountry Cruzer

Gary Motley makes the most of the Zenith CH 750’s performance spectrum.

Checkered Past

Building the Bearcoupe from 3D plans.

Building Unusual

Westfall Special past and present.

The Big Toot

The Big Toot Tommy Meyer‭ ‬built is not the two-seat‭ ‬biplane his father envisioned‭. ‬“It was going to be a side-by-side version of Little...

eBay Biplane

“Around 2006, I was on eBay quite a bit,” said Doug Eastman of Thornton, Colorado, looking for parts for the “first airplane I ever...

Minnesota Mission

Creating a bespoke airplane is one benefit of building from plans; when assembling a kit, builders cannot make many changes.

Something Different

Building a Breezy for the 21st century. By Scott M. Spangler.

Speedster Evolution

Kitfox Series 7 steps up to speed.

Fixed Formation

The Bel-Aire 4000 flies on lower wings from a Piper PA-22 Colt and upper wings from a PA-12 Super Cruiser.

In Case You Missed it

Editor’s Log

Chasing ratings.

Cover Story: Building a Custom Cushion

Learn how to measure, cut and assemble the foam pieces that constitute the seat cushion.

Letters

Survey ResultsEarlier this year, we asked our readers to tell us what they thought...

Best Practices – Fabric

Fabric covering.