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The Fellowship of the Wing

In the classic J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy Lord of the Rings, a small band of intrepid adventurers are sent on a near-impossible mission—to save the...

The Dawn Patrol

When the National Geographic Channel throws down an aviation challenge, The Dawn Patrol answers the call.

What’s New

Among the news items this month are the announcement of extended-range fuel tanks for the Arion Aircraft Lightning, a flight bag thats customized for RV aircraft, a light-aircraft jack and a new transceiver from Microair Avionics of Australia.

Guest Editorial

We've made improvements: This year's printed Kit Aircraft Buyer's Guide has a new format that highlights the latest designs. Plus, the Online Aircraft Buyer's Guide's new features yield a better and more useful search result.

Viewfinder

Editor-at-Large Marc Cook flies the RANS S-7LS at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, and hears encouraging news from vendors.

The Dawn Patrol

The Dawn Patrol crew managed to stay out of trouble (mostly) on their visit to the Gathering of Eagles in Gardner, Kansas.

Ask the DAR

This month, a new column introduces Designated Airworthiness Representative Mel Asberry, who describes his background in homebuilding and details some of what hes looking for as a DAR. Questions welcome.

Editor’s Log: Crew Change

Marc Cook, former editor in chief, is once again going to hold that position here, as Paul Dye steps into the role of editor at large.

Around the Patch

Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook sees progress and potential in developing electric motor and battery technology.

In Case You Missed it

Ask the DAR

What's the difference between the FAAs SLSA (Special Light Sport Aircraft) and ELSA (Experimental Light Sport Aircraft) designation? DAR Mel Asberry clears it up.

Wind Tunnel

Gyroplanes, part 5.

Wind Tunnel

Prop gyro.

Ask the DAR

Complying with the 51% rule, bringing Canadian aircraft into the U.S., adding auxiliary fuel tanks, using non-TSOd ADS-B in an Ercoupe.