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Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson
Pumping avgas and waxing flight school airplanes got Tom into general aviation in 1973, but the lure of racing cars and motorcycles sent him down a motor journalism career heavy on engines and racing. Today he still writes for peanuts and flies for fun.

A Record Mojave

The Mojave Experimental Fly-In adds record setting to the agenda in 2014.

Starduster Retrospective

The greatest Sunday-fly-to-breakfast airplane ever.

Positively Negative

Modern electrically-intensive airplanes demand excellent grounding.

Lee Behl Opens Mojave Record Week

Kicking off the first informal Mojave Record Week leading up to the 2014 Mojave Experimental Fly-In, Lee Behl spurred his one-off GP-5 single-seater to...

Bugatti 100P at the Mullin

Fans of the wildly futuristic 1937 Bugatti 100P can inspect the Reve Bleu replica project at the Mullin Automotive Museum this spring and early...

Get a Grip!

Choices in the stick grip market.

2014 Engine Buyer’s Guide

Conventional engines—purpose-built for flight.

Sport Class 2013

Experimentals kick it up a notch at Reno!

Flocking of the Experimenters

Celebrating the Experimental spirit at a growing Mojave fly-in.

Inside Spruce

What really happens when you place an order at Aircraft Spruce & Specialty? By Tom Wilson

In Case You Missed it

Breaking In an Engine on the Ground

Can you do that?

Aircraft Handling: What’s It Mean To You?

Two seasoned test pilots, Chuck Berthe and Ed Wischmeyer, discuss their favorite aircraft and the traits that make the aircraft endearing. They also offer a brief history of aircraft design, and discuss the payoffs and compromises inherent in any design effort. Some of their selections are surprising. a Staff Report.

Garage Shop on Steroids

Garage shop on steroids.

Jet Eze

Turning a dream into reality, part 1.