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Tim Cole

Tim Cole is the chief content officer of Belvoir Media Group, publishers of Kitplanes, AVweb.com, Aviation Safety and numerous additional magazines, newsletters and web sites serving the information needs of general aviation pilots. He is an instrument-rated private pilot, and holds a 50-ton captain’s license from the U.S. Coast Guard. In prior roles he served as an editor at leading marine magazines, and was the science/technology/aerospace editor of Popular Mechanics. Tim’s editorial assignments have taken him aboard America’s nuclear Navy, to climate change studies at the South Pole, and to particle physics cyclotrons in Siberia. Tim and his wife, Sarah Smedley, live in Greenwich, Connecticut and New York City.

Book Review: Shuttle, Houston

It was not just another day in the life of NASA flight director Paul Dye, who was sitting in the exalted center seat at mission control...

In Case You Missed it


More Power, Scotty! I just read the article about the Arion Lightning in the...

Letters: September 2019

Building and Selling Two articles in the June edition really hit home for me: “How...
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Turbine Temptation: Adding Some Color

John Stahr performs airbrush magic on the jet.


Torque Plates UpdateAfter being flabbergasted by the high price of Lycoming torque plates...