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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.

Rear Cockpit

Building your future.

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.

Second Hand is First Rate

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

Rear Cockpit

Summer school.

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...

In Case You Missed it

Aero ‘lectrics

Lets stay current.

Wind Tunnel

Critical flutter airspeed.

Wind Tunnel

Youd think a V-tail would have much to offer over a conventional tail in both reduced drag and lower weight. But how does it really pan out?

Kit Stuff

Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.