Pride and Progress

I was caught off guard by the sight of familiar aircraft in the Sonex Aircraft flight center. “How?” you wonder. I’ll explain. I’m often...

High Flight

All apologies to John Gillespie Magee Jr. for the title to this column, but I did fly a little higher than normal on my...

Working With Experience

Part of my job is surprisingly solitary, moving words and photos around from my home office and corresponding with my staff and regular contributors...

Under Pressure

No, this working title isn’t about sitting down close to my draft submission deadline staring at a blank screen. (But it could be.) This...

Electric Airplane Fundamentals

Hi, my name is Gabe and I’m an unabashed electric airplane nerd. I have built and flown two of my own electric aircraft, and...

Never Buy Meat From A Guy in a Parking Lot

A builder—I’ll call him D. Thomas—told me A Guy told him he needed to modify his fuel system or it wouldn’t work. The basic...

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...

In Case You Missed it

Buying Used Lightning Detection

Avionics guru Larry Anglisano examines the market for used lightning-detection gear.

Ask the DAR

NX numbers on older designs, logbook records, proving compliance with the 51% rule.

The Creative Homebuilder

12-volt test equipment.

Homebuilt Accidents: Fatal Factors

Pilot decision-making is a greater factor in fatal accidents.