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Steve Ashby

Steve Ashby
Steve Ashby is a sometime lawyer and full-time aviation aficionado from Atlanta, Georgia. He learned to fly in 1980 and has adopted a 1968 Skyhawk (your Grandma could fly it). Steve is also working on a Van's RV-8A which he swears will be completed on (a) Thursday.

Seen at Sun ‘n Fun

There is more to Sun 'n Fun than just airplanes. The "Fun" is enhanced when we don't take ourselves too seriously.

Lincoln TIG Welding Class at Sun ‘n Fun

Three weeks ago no one really knew if there was going to be any welding presence at all at Sun 'n Fun. There were...

Old Pilot’s Camper Journal Day 5

Even in everyday life, living in a comfortable home, sleeping can be an issue for an old fat guy like myself. Physiologists tell us...

ICOM Enhances the Bluetooth Revolution

One of the most important contributions to safe and efficient communications in the cockpit has been the addition of Bluetooth communication between avionics components....

Homebuilt Campers Michael and Tricia Foss

Of all the stunning Homebuilt aircraft to fly into Lakeland this week, one would be hard pressed to see a more beautiful craft than...

Old Pilot’s Camper Journal Day 4

Some of the best moments of this week-long adventure occur at picnic tables. This morning Forrest and I grabbed an early breakfast at the...

AirCam Close to Shipping 300th Kit

Phil Lockwood, an aviation legend, is looking to ship his 300th AirCam kit in the next few months. AirCam is displaying their newest model,...

Old Pilot’s Camper Journal Day 3

For old pilot campers like myself camp food is an important matter. Like our non-camping old people brethren, old campers have lunch together and...

Aerolite 103 Goes All Electric (Corrected)

The Aerolite 103 has long been one of the leading truly legal (part 103 in the U.S.) ultralights on the scene. Pilots have been...

Vic Babyak Solves Cooling Issues With Creative Baffling Design

Cylinders 1 and 3 where running about 30°F hotter than the left bank, cylinders 2 and 4.

In Case You Missed it

To Launch a Light Sport

Bob Fritz finds that in the midst of making progress, the build process has its own value. Here, he walks through the process of designing and installing an on-board fire extinguisher system for his Jabiru J250, and offers a few tips for locating holes and installing the wings.

Aero ‘lectrics

This month, Jim Weir describes how to create an LED strip with any three colors and offers a brief lesson on human optics too.

Shop Upgrades

Part 2: Keep it clean and organized.

Rotaxs 915 iS is Ready to Roll

It's got a great power-to-weight ratio, but also a complex installation procedure. Don't be surprised if it inspires a new design or two.