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Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson
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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.

Built to Suit

Considering the kit as raw material let John Spratt build an S-20 Raven optimized for his high-country travels.

Rear Cockpit

Twice the fun and half the cost.

Rear Cockpit

A place for her.

Rear Cockpit

Big Brother is my copilot.

Rear Cockpit

Summer school.

Second Hand is First Rate

Pitts happens when you have 11 months, talent, friends, spare parts, and a little cash.

Rear Cockpit

Flying glass.

Rear Cockpit

Getting there.

Reno Bird Strike

In what has to be one of the rarest of Reno air racing occurrences, James Stringer suffered a bird strike during the third lap...

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...

In Case You Missed it

Completions

Builders share their successes.

Letters

Acoustic FeedbackThe article Sounding Down in the June KITPLANES concerning aircraft soundproofing was interesting...

Light Stuff

Columnist Dave Martin introduces us to the new Eagle SLSA, whose high-wing configuration and yoke controls may immediately fit many pilots comfort zone.

Buzzwords: Maneuvering Speed

Ed Kolano unravels some of the misconceptions of the oft-misunderstood term, “maneuvering speed,” and explains the implications for pilots of homebuilt aircraft.