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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

The Ultimate Upgrade

Wendell and Martha Solebee’s experience in the automotive restoration business came in handy when it was time to prep their Lancair Evolution for paint.

Letters

Watch the Shelf Life In your Ask the DAR feature in the November...

Light Stuff

At AirVenture last year, Remos Aircraft introduced an all-composite, factory-built Light Sport Aircraft, the GX, which replaces the Remos G-3. Significant testing went into the two-year development of this new plane, including ground vibration testing, which is the subject of this months column; by Dave Martin.

Tools for Homebuilders, Part 2

Terry Edwards continues his discussion of some of the less-often covered aspects of airplane building, this month looking at how to manage your project and stay motivated.