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Sid Mayeux

Sid Mayeux
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Sid "Scroll" Mayeux has over 25 years of experience in aviation training, safety, and risk management in the military, civilian, airline, and general aviation sectors. He currently trains Boeing 777 pilots, and he built and is flying a Van's RV-7A.

Preparing for Flight Test Unknowns

Admit it: We're all amateurs. Unless we're actual test pilots, none of us are test pilots. Yet, when we sign the checks for those...

Risky Business

Knock it off. By Sid Mayeux.

In Case You Missed it

Ask the DAR

Operating limitations, selling a homebuilt, aircraft that cant be registered.
Blue film removal

Easy Blue Plastic Film Removal

A near-zero-effort way to remove the protective blue plastic film from large sheets of aluminum.

Around the Patch

Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook takes note of the good, bad and the uncapitalized in public reactions to a recent aircraft accident. He encourages knowledgeable pilots, builders and enthusiasts to counter the public rantings of armchair crackpots with kindness and courage. Also, a tip of the buttonless cap to Omar Filipovic, KITPLANES.coms new webmaster, for his savvy work to create a more lively and flexible web site.

Unusual Attitude

Vans Aircraft founder Richard VanGrunsven considers flight safety, and how improving our building and piloting skills would do more to reduce the number of mishaps than additional regulations would.