AirVenture 2021: Surprise, No Surprise

Editor's log.

Good Fundamentals

I am often asked what it takes to fly many different airplanes, especially when some are prototypes for which very little data exists. My...

Failure to Launch

This month’s column is not about unmotivated or overaged adolescents living in Mom’s basement, nor honeymoon disasters. This is much more serious than those...

Shop in Comfort

I’ve confessed to building Metal Illness in a space that many, or most, would rate less than ideal. In my defense, my brain’s right...

An Open Mind

Normalcy had evolved in a fair way. Overcast and cool in the morning, the afternoon had opened to a moderate haze punctuated by a...
Dave Martin

Dave Martin 1938–2021

What we are today was set in motion by Dave more than three decades ago.

Speed Is in the Air

Air racing at Reno is part iron-age anachronism but also leading-edge development of the airplanes flying today. Where else can you say “4360 cubic...

Color Country

When I was mired in some of the more frustrating and tedious parts of building a kit aircraft, I would often reenergize myself by...

Your Head, Your Heart, Your Hands and the Truth

Three chords and the truth. That’s how songwriter Harlan Howard, who, with Hank Cochran, penned “I Fall to Pieces,” described country music. I got...
Glasair Sportsman

Glasair Aviation to Restart With Kits, Not Two Weeks to Taxi

Glasair Aviation is planning to emphasize kit sales and production first and restart TWTT later.

In Case You Missed it

Home Shop Machinist

Spline-al tap.

Get Radical!

Murphys latest is all about fun.

Wind Tunnel: Offset hinge lines

Offset hinge lines.

This Puddle We Play In

You are a rare person, participating in a unique hobby. You’ve seen the reactions...