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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.

The KR at 50

Celebrating five decades of Ken Rand’s smooth, light, fast homebuilt.

Stick to the Plans

On his RV-7, Tony Kirk literally followed his own advice.

A Tale of Two Mustangs

Paul Cox has 47 years and 4300 hours in the Mustang II.

One Piece at a Time

Les Krumel invested 22 years building his award-winning Thorp T-18.
starmaster

Powering a Mystery

Lockheed Conestoga/Kudu + Chevy V-8 = StarMaster.

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...

In Case You Missed it

Down to Earth

Amy Laboda updated the avionics package on her RV-10 with an NavWorx ADS600-B box, and its ADS-B function has opened a whole new window on the world.

Fly Professionally

Fly professionally.

Engine Beat

The Rotax 912 engine has become ubiquitous in homebuilt aviation, and now a company has found a way to improve its fuel efficiency. By Steve Ells.
Tom Aberle said he looked at Phantom daily for a couple of years trying to decide if it was ugly or beautiful, and while its combination of angles and curves is unique, its 12 championships make it beautiful in our eyes.

Biplane Gold

Phantom dominates biplane pylon racing by harnessing traditional homebuilding talent.