The Last Laps

The racing at the final Reno races was good until it wasn’t.

Why Reno Mattered

With nearly six decades of Reno air racing now behind us, it’s worth reflecting on what we gained from the experience. We’d better remember,...

Reno: The Grit and the Glory

Few eras in aviation have changed with the clarity of the National Championship Air Races leaving Reno-Stead airport for an uncertain future. For 59...

Coming of Age at Reno

As I start this month’s column, it hasn’t fully sunk in that I won’t be going back to Reno, but I still feel a...

A Fine Specimen

There’s something you probably can guess about so-called factory airplanes—examples of Experimental aircraft built for design evaluation as well as press and customer exposure—but...

Inserting Bolts, Installing Nuts

I never set out to write a hardware trilogy, yet here we are. A little ditty on washer usage begat a column on bolt-length...

Staying Late

In magazine land—a parallel universe to the real world—I’m writing this between Oshkosh and Reno. The time between these two big events is a...

One Marvelous Community

This month’s column is inspired by the most recent AirVenture, which has left me reflecting on how it really isn’t the aircraft that draw...

Out of This World

I returned from AirVenture with a few story ideas and a horrible illness that prevented me from doing much of anything. “Might as well...

The Best Oshkosh Ever

I know many of you following the progress of my Hummingbird helicopter are probably thinking that flying it to the show is what made...

In Case You Missed it

Building the eXenos

Part 1: Making a left turn.

Editor’s Log

You don't have to go.

Airshow Antennas

We are headed into airshow calendar time. I don’t care if it is the...

How To Sell Your Homebuilt Aircraft

Helpful tips for setting the price, finding a buyer, showing your plane, and protecting yourself from risk.