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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 Day 2

Jim arrived at the campground in his Tundra truck on Monday, the day before the show is scheduled to begin. He missed the camper’s...

New Light Aircraft From Czech Republic To Seek 51% Kit Status

American shores have been blessed with a number of innovative and sleek light plane designs from the Czech Republic thanks to the bankruptcy and...

Kolb Aircraft Reports a Two-Year Delay in Delivering New Orders

Kolb Aircraft principal Bryan Melborn reports that the company is not currently taking any orders for new aircraft kits for a period anticipated to...

Old Pilot’s Camper Journal

Waking up at 4:30 a.m. is generally difficult. That is, unless it is the night before Sun 'n Fun getaway day. I remember the...

Paul Kuntz Flies First U.S. Kit-built Pipistrel Sinus to AirVenture

We take it for granted that all we have to do to get the aircraft kit of our dreams is to write a big...

If the Broom Fits

I ran across Laura Wilson Pennell, a delightful volunteer this morning. It appears that she attended the Harry Potter school of flight.

Aerolite 103 OSH Build Update

Dennis Carley and Rick Hayes set out on Monday to construct an Aerolite 103 Ultralight aircraft in one week. As it turns out, it...

Lincoln Electric TIG Workshops a Big Hit

As many airshow attendees can attest, attempts to successfully complete welding seminars or workshops often result in an irreversible coma. Well-meaning instructors droning on...

Advanced Aero Components Resurrects Legendary Glasair Models

As it turns out, rumors of the death of the Glasair I, Glasair II and Glasair III are greatly exaggerated. It is true that...

Van’s RV-9A Earth-Rounder at Airventure

As we all know, just about all pilots of any renown congregate in the little town of Oshkosh, Wisconsin during the last week in...

In Case You Missed it

Completions

Builders share their successes.

Archive: November 1997

Ron Wanttaja sampled the still-new Van’s RV-8 for our cover story in the November...

Free Flight

When you build your own airplane, you get to design the cockpit you’ve always wanted, from the ground up. But facing that blank slate can be challenging and calls for a thoughtful approach.

Letters

 Bivalve Solution?Studying your article on fuel systems “Keep it simple. Keep it safe.” ,...