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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.

Steve Goes to Reno

Editor's note: We let Steve roam freely around the pits in Reno. Besides the stories he posted from around Reno Stead, here's what he...

Yamaha-Powered STOL Highlander

Eddie Sanches herds an American Airlines 777 around for a living, but on the weekends he enjoys the rough and tumble world of STOL...

Badlands Vaquero Debuts at Reno Air Races

Short take off and landing (STOL) competitions are storming the country as the most popular new events at air races, flyins and air shows....

Turbine Murphy Moose/Beast Makes Big Splash at AirVenture

The Murphy Moose, a four-place, high wing, all-aluminum back-country hauler, was released to the kit-building public over 20 years ago. Designed for ease of...

Grand Champion Falco Passes 1750 Hours At AirVenture

When David and Tamera Nason completed their beautiful Ferrari red Falco F.8L in June of 1999, they had no idea of the adventures their...

From Rivet to Airplane

Rachel St. Louis grew up in the little town of Machias, Maine with loving parents Michael and Rose. Michael, a self taught mechanical and...

JK-2 Nano Ultralight Gyroplane Introduces Hirth Engine

Since its U.S. debut at AirVenture 2021, the ultralight JK-2 Nano gyroplane has replicated its European popularity with sleek lines and true ultralight specifications....

Air Command Closer to Resurrection With New Engine

As reported at AirVenture 2022, Joe Covelli of River Falls Wisconsin purchased the storied Air Command gyroplane company of the 80s and has undertaken...

AutoGyro USA Builds An MTO Sport Gyroplane at AirVenture

In the spirit of past “One Week Wonder” kit aircraft built during previous AirVentures, AutoGyro USA is celebrating its 2000th MTO Sport kit by...

Duc Propellers Introduces Tiger Line At AirVenture

Duc Propellers have been manufactured in France since 1997 and are sold in the us through their office in Sebring, Florida. At AirVenture 2023,...

In Case You Missed it

Light Stuff

Columnist Roy Beisswenger makes the case for the safety of light and ultralight aircraft. Don't believe it? Hell explain why.


Why we need regulated voltage in our aircraft and how zener diodes, resistors, transistors and semiconductors help us get there.

The Coming Revolution

Tremendous progress has been made in the Automatic Speech Recognition realm (think iPhone’s Siri), and this technology may be a boon to solo pilots sooner than you think. By James P. Hauser.

NXT Next

Electroflight and Rolls-Royce partner to set the world’s electric airspeed record.