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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.

Cygnet Distinction

Each of its unusual features serves a purpose.

Wicks Aircraft Supply & Motorsports

For over 100 years, this family-owned business has sold everything from pipe organs and PT-19 wings to high-performance parts for homebuilts.

Building on the Past

Wag-Aero Group sustains an aviation era.

Building Before Buying

Potential Sonex builders learn basic skills before writing a big check for a kit.

Flying Both Sides

When it comes to WW-I aircraft, Airdrome Aeroplanes shows no favorites.

Eclectic Obsession

David Shirey’s Rotec-powered Celebrity is an affordable barnstormer.

The Airfoil Adventures of Harry Riblett

Finishing the work NACA started.

Rare Bird

A biplane designed in the 1920s inspires thoughts of aviations Golden Age, and for one pilot, its a perfect complement to his Aeronca Champ.

Something to Do

Upon his retirement, Jim Shy embarked on a lifelong dream of building his own airplane. But before he even decided on a design, he bought a place to keep it: his own airport.

Classic Amendment

Alan Arps, fourth owner of a Starduster SA-100 that had seen better days, treads the fine line between updating the plansbuilt design and keeping it true to its era.

In Case You Missed it

Durand Reinstatement

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

Unairworthy

Hazed lens.

Simulating Emergencies

Given the aviation accident statistics, its wise to stay sharp between flights, and one way to do that is to practice on a simulator. While that used to be cost prohibitive, todays simulators not only work well on your home computer, they offer homebuilt designs to fly; by Chuck Bodeen.

Letters

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