Inside Spruce

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

Homebuilt Accidents-When the Prop Stops

Too many accidents start with a stoppage.

Spars-The Heart of the Wing

Riveting the assembly, part 3.

Evaluating Aircraft

How to test-fly an airplane and decide if it’s right for you.

Ask the DAR

Readers want to know when you can use your homebuilt for paid instruction and how to convert a certified aircraft into an Experimental.

Build Your Skills: Metal, Part 1

An RV builder begins our journey through the gritty details of working with metal.

To Launch a Light Sport

Bob Fritz finds that in the midst of making progress, the build process has its own value. Here, he walks through the process of designing and installing an on-board fire extinguisher system for his Jabiru J250, and offers a few tips for locating holes and installing the wings.

Give Me a Brake

When his Zenith CH 701 wouldn't stay put during runup and tended to roll on an incline, builder Chuck Deiterich came up with a do-it-yourself solution.

Fixed-Pitch Props

Choosing a prop for your homebuilt is always a compromise that involves consideration of cost, performance, how you'll fly and more. Still, sometimes the simplest solution is the best one.

Tribute to a Homebuilt Legend

Understanding Paul H. Poberezny means understanding the history of homebuilt aircraft in the USA. By Amy Laboda.

In Case You Missed it

The Other Oshkosh

Camp Scholler comes alive during AirVenture.

Free Flight

Paul Dye discusses the ins and outs of landing at night on a narrow, obscured by trees private runway.

Light Stuff

Shopping for a new airplane is never easy and there is much to consider. This article details one mans purchase decision, as he systematically weighs the pros and cons of various designs and ultimately decides on the Flight Design CT; by Dave Martin.

Down to Earth

When a big storm is coming, timing is everything. If you’re going to get out of the way, do so early. By Amy Laboda.