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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.

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

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.

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.

In Case You Missed it

Aero ‘lectrics

Go forth and multiply.

Souls On Board: Two

The FAA will soon allow an additional pilot during Phase 1 testing.

Prepare for a Charge

The battery you install in your homebuilt kit will have nearly the same kind...

Letters

F-1 RegistrationIn "Ten Years With a Time Machine" , Dave Forster states that he...