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Steve Ashby

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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.

Old Pilot’s Camper Journal: Sun ‘n Fun 2022 #7

It happens every year. I arrive at Sun 'n Fun two or three days before the show even starts and begin to wonder if...

Postcards from Sun ‘n Fun 2022

Wish you were here.

Supercharger for Jabiru 3300

Marc Holcomb, a retired Hughes Aircraft engineer, has developed a supercharger for the popular Jabiru 3300A engine. While the stock 3300 develops about 120...

Pipistrel to Market Its Electric Power Unit to Builders and Developers

Pipistrel Aircraft has sunk thousands of hours and untold buckets of money into developing an all-electric propulsion system for its Alpha Electro and Alpha...

Old Pilot’s Camper Journal: Sun ‘n Fun 2022 #6

Yesterday was a rain day. When you are camping in a small tent, wind and rain strike fear into your heart. My neighbors in...

James Clark Camping at Sun ‘n Fun

James Clark, RV-6 builder, formation aerobatic performer, EAA Director and recently retired as President of South Carolina State University, is camping at SnF in...

Brazilian Hummingbird Gyros Come to North America

There are two major experimental gyrocopter companies in Brazil—Montalva and the upscale Hummingbird Industrial Aeronautica. Helicopters International of Winter Garden, Florida has taken on...

Light and Inexpensive AirLite Reciever

Pushing the boundaries of weight and cost, Radiant Instruments debuted its AirLite aviation band receiver at Sun 'n Fun this week. Fitting in the...

Old Pilot’s Camper Journal: Sun ‘n Fun 2022 #5

I swear I was not searching for a story. All I wanted was a Denver omelette at the Scotty Suz Home Cookin Café. Although...

Homebuilt Camping Celebrates Mardi Gras Night

Homebuilt Camping at Sun 'n Fun has a legendary reputation for hospitality and fellowship. It's not just a place to camp next to your...

In Case You Missed it

Flying to All 50

With Hawaii and Alaska out of the way, I decided to visit the other 48 states.

Home Shop Machinist

Exhausting options-a DIY muffler for a Pietenpol.

Ask the DAR

DAR Mel Asberry talks about doing the airworthiness inspection on the Van’s RV-1.

Kit Stuff