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Steve Ashby

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.

If Maverick And Penny Benjamin Had a Baby

AirVenture in the one place on planet earth where more aviation innovation is exposed to humanity in a single week than any other time...

Old Pilot’s Camper Journal – Oshkosh 2022 Edition – Final

The final day of AirVenture is always a little melancholic. You have had so much fun and excitement that part of you does not...

Martin Pauly Explains Lean of Peak

Many have heard of operating their aircraft engines lean of peak, but few really understand what that phrase means. A fair amount of distrust...

Team Rocket Finds a New Home

Team Rocket, the manufacturer of the F1 Rocket kit aircraft, is moving from its home in Mt. Vernon, Indiana to a larger and better...

Resurrected Helicycle Ventures Flying High (Literally)

After the death of Helicycle founder B. J. Schramm, the personal kit helicopter company floundered for a while, that is until Helicycle builder Keith...

Old Pilot’s Camper Journal – Oshkosh 2022 Edition – Day 8

Walking through the Homebuilt Camping area at AirVenture is always a sensory overload for kit builders. Whatever you are building, or hoping to build,...

Get a Tail Lift at Flyboy Accessories

Taildragger pilots all eventually are confronted wit the need to lift their aircraft’s tail by its tiny little tail wheel to perform service. Somehow,...

Air Command Gyroplane Resurrection

In the mid 1990s entrepreneur Dennis Fetters sought to energize gyroplanes in the experimental aircraft world with an updated design and a lot of...

Old Pilot’s Camper Journal – Oshkosh 2022 Edition – Day 7

I have now ”camped” in the University of Wisconsin/Oshkosh dorms for six nights and believe I have enough data and experience to report. Cost It costs...

Old Pilot’s Camper Journal – Oshkosh 2022 Edition – Day 6

In my tramps around the AirVenture grounds over the years, I have side swiped KidVenture on multiple occasions. Decades ago, KidVenture was a small...

In Case You Missed it

Prop Job

How often do you wander the flight line and see a classic aircraft with...

The EAA HAC Grows

The EAA’s Homebuilt Aircraft Council (HAC) has expanded to better address this segment’s needs.

A Cautionary Tail

One Monday morning I opened an email from the second owner of a Onex....

What’s The Worst That Could Happen?

When you're tempted to take shortcuts during a build or repair without asking questions about the ramifications, it may be wise to contemplate the worst-case scenario.