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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.

Building Unusual

Westfall Special past and present.
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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 bought, a single-seat 1953 MiG-17 that flew for the Bulgarians.” The MiG never flew before it went to a museum, but Eastman continued his eBay explorations because “it is an interesting […]
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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.

NextGen Heirloom

Dennis Hutchinson rebuilds a Davis DA-2 for the future.

Backcountry Cub Special Operations Edition

Premeditation defines Paul Collins first project.

Ahead of its Time and Keeping Pace

The BD-4 flies into its sixth decade.

In Case You Missed it

So You’d Like to Go Faster

Secrets for reducing drag, part 2.

Aero ‘lectrics

Jim Weir shows you how to create and install LED lights and run them from ships power inexpensively and easily.

Free Flight

Paul Dye visits the hallowed halls of flight and reflects on the bond that exists between aviators past and present.

Completions

Builders share their successes.