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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.

The Big Toot

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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

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“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

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

Something Different

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Building a Breezy for the 21st century.

Speedster Evolution

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Kitfox Series 7 steps up to speed.

Fixed Formation

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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

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

Backcountry Cub Special Operations Edition

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Premeditation defines Paul Collins' first project.

Ahead of its Time and Keeping Pace

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The BD-4 flies into its sixth decade.

Durand Reinstatement

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Planning a kit for the unique Mark V negative-stagger biplane.

In Case You Missed it

Kitplanes June 1992 cover

Archive: June 1992

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Editor’s Note: With this issue, we’re going to begin a loving look back at...

Checkpoints

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Panel upgrades.

Down to Earth

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When a big storm is coming, timing is everything. If you’re going to get out of the way, do so early. By Amy Laboda.

Importing From Canada, Selling in Phase I

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Question: There is this nice RV-4 available for sale in Canada. It’s been built...