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Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson
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Tom Wilson is a professional magazine writer and nurtures an ongoing affair with all things internal combustion. His writing is most often found in automotive magazines, but aviation is his first love. Working as a line boy, he learned to fly while in high school, but still hasn't mastered the art of keeping a paper chart in an open cockpit.

Promise Fulfilled

Ever since Andrew Findlay appeared with his splashy graphics and youthful team full of brains and enthusiasm the only real question was when would...

Biplane Gold

Surprising absolutely no one, Andrew Buehler started first, immediately began lapping nearly everyone and finished first in today's Biplane Gold race. Flying Phantom, the...

Robbed!

Anticipation is one thing, but racing is something else. And we were all robbed of a great Formula One Gold race this morning by...

A Promising New Race Day

It's 45 degrees as the night hints at ceding itself to the sun in Reno, Nevada. In countless hotel rooms, houses, trailers and motorhomes...

Sport Close!

Things are heating up in the headlining Sport Gold class at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada. The last few years the...

Rear Cockpit

Advice on advice.

AirVenture Whatsit?

You're forgiven if you thought Homebuilt Camping at AirVenture was an RV fly-in. The Van Grunsven aluminum squad so out numbers all other designs...

Aerocreeper

AirVenture is long over, but we're still digging out from the information deluge the show provides. A good example is the Aerocreeper, an adjustable...

Dark Aero 1

First time exhibitors, Dark Aero is three brothers with an engineering bent and a promising kit plane in the works. Called Dark Aero 1,...

Authentic Sopwith & Gnome

If you've had the rare chance to closely examine a World War I aircraft it soon became obvious why so few early warbirds have...