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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.

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.

Durand Reinstatement

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

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.

In Case You Missed it

What’s New

AirGizmos offers new gadgets, RDD Enterprises makes speed brakes for the Vans RV-10, and AeroLEDs offers LED-based nav/strobe lights; edited by Mary Bernard.

Aero ‘lectrics

That’s why we call them sparkies.

Light Stuff

Cub look-alikes have been popular for years, and CubCrafters Sport Cub S2 SLSA holds its own against the competition. By Dave Martin.

Firewall Forward: Electrical Systems, Part 1

Don’t be intimidated by the prospect of wiring—plenty of homebuilders didn’t know how to do it when they started their projects. Get yourself the right tools, then jump in and start learning. Dave Prizio outlines the basics.