Tire Tantrums

There can’t be a single person engaged in the modern world who doesn’t have a tale to tell regarding tires. Most involve some variation...

Trouble With Numbers

For better or worse, pilots can be an analytical bunch. Not all of them, of course, since many are what you’d call seat-of-the-pants types...

The First Liar

Throughout the history of places where pilots gather—be it a hangar, lounge or friendly saloon—one thing has always held true: the old saying that...

AirVenture By RV?

Since my Van’s RV-10 first took flight in 2014, I’ve made it to Oshkosh five times. The first four were flying the airplane from...

Dreams Take Flight

“Grandpa Kerry, where do unwanted airplane projects come from?” I choked on my ice cream. The grandpa moniker is still as startling to me as...

Overheard at AirVenture

AirVenture 2021 has just concluded as I scratch this out, making it a good time for a warble about the doings seen and heard...

Weight, For the Right One

Classified ads for flying homebuilts boast of the meticulous workmanship and maintenance. The engine upgrades and professional paint are noted. A string of characters,...

ATS E5A Cable Tester

How to know if your ignition cables are good.

What’s the DAR’s Role?

Question: I know that you are active on the Van’s Air Force (VAF) site, so I thought I might direct some questions to you...

Learning Glass

Old dog, new tricks. We see the discussion of EFIS digital instruments versus round steam gauges on homebuilders forums every week. There are all...

In Case You Missed it

Completions

Builders share their successes.

Aero ‘lectrics

The enduring value of the LM386.

Sawtooth Climb Performance

A traditional flight test technique for determining Vx and Vy.

Petit Jean

This small fly-in has what it takes to become the next big thing.