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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.

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...

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.

In Case You Missed it

Big Screen EFIS

How you choose might depend on panel space and your control set preference—but the choices are extensive!

Product Review: Spidertracks

As we move away from 121.5 MHz emergency locator transmitters, alternatives in the realm of personal locator beacons and trackers continue to flourish. Spidertracks of New Zealand is one of the newest. By Marc Cook.

Ten Tool Tips

I love tools. I really love tools. I give tools as wedding presents. The...

Wind Tunnel

The diagnosis of pitch sensitivity problems boils down to one of two things: too little static margin or control system problems. This month we discuss how to modify the airplane to fix them;