Notes From the Heartland

No surprise that my first trip back to Oshkosh in years was a funny combination of beginner’s excitement and jaded journalist’s déjà vu. So...

Rear Cockpit

An inside look.

Checkpoints

Living the dream.

Editor’s Log

Whats he gonna do next?

Phase I Maintenance

Some of the things to which new mechanics or new owners of Amateur-Built aircraft should pay attention.

Ask the DAR

This month our DAR answers questions about the size and placement requirements for N numbers on Experimental aircraft.

Experimotive

Bud Warrens Geared Drives has entered the firewall-forward business with promising results thanks to a new PSRU. By Rick Lindstrom.

Down to Earth

Born again. By Amy Laboda.

Buzzwords

Pilots compensate all the time for aerodynamic effects such as ground effect, often without being conscious of it. By Ed Kolano.

Ask the DAR

DAR Mel Asberry clarifies the confusion: Is a homebuilt owner bound by someone elses operating limitations?

In Case You Missed it

Unairworthy: Loose Tail Attach Bolt

This is a very critical bolt that attaches the horizontal stabilizer to the fuselage...

Home Shop Machinist

3D printing.

Big Screen EFIS

How you choose might depend on panel space and your control set preference—but the choices are extensive!

Maintenance Matters

Internal timing for Slick magnetos.