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In a parallel life of mine—auto journalism—shop talk occasionally got around to just how few cars the average person probably drives in their lifetime. Who knows what the average is, 20 perhaps, for a person who may not travel much and thus doesn’t rent too many of Hertz’s finest. But for an old-school journalist who […]
Phantom dominates biplane pylon racing by harnessing traditional homebuilding talent.
Noted biplane racing champion Tom Aberle passed away on June 15, 2019.
If the Mojave Experimental Fly-In had a theme in 2019 it turned out to be "big." The planned part of big was Mike Patey arriving...
It's taken seven years for us to attend the Friday night glider build and free-flight soaring competition at the Mojave Experimental Fly-In, but this...
Youthful ignorant that I was, it took a few years for me to realize just what a disappointment I presented to my definitely older friend and neighbor when he blurted out mid-conversation, “You’re a dreamer! That’s what you are, a dreamer!” A Greatest Generation pilot, he rightfully wasn’t impressed by my lingering schoolboy imagination, especially […]
Experimental aircraft and their builders are what the Mojave Experimental Fly-In is all about, and it's starting today. Tonight the family-oriented indoor Build &...