Around the Patch

Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook remembers Senior Editor and Home Machinist Bob Fritz.

Light Stuff

Roy Beisswenger reports from Beach Blast 2011, the third annual PPG beach fly-in held each May at Panama City Beach, Florida.

Lessons From Galesburg

I’ve had a number of readers ask me if I managed to make it to the Stearman National Convention, and I’m happy to report...

Flying: Part Science, Part Artform

Many years ago, I had a position in the training department of my regional airline. In addition to the needs of our own airline,...

Viewfinder

Marc Cook spends a few days helping perform the annual on a friends RV-7A, and finds it much easier than doing his own.

Light Stuff

Ready to jump into gyroplanes? Roy Beisswenger explains the options available and the regulations for this exciting segment of aviation.

Viewfinder

Editor-at-Large Marc Cook considers the relevance of airworthiness directives for homebuilders and reflects on what he learned about the current homebuilt market at Sun ’n Fun.

Free Flight

What does a video game have in common with building an airplane? More than you might think.

Editor’s Log

As Paul Dye takes the helm at KITPLANES, he looks forward to covering this exciting time in the Experimental aircraft community.

The Dawn Patrol

“Hey, who you callin’ old?”

In Case You Missed it

Wind Tunnel

Nine simple rules, distilled from years of experience (making—and fixing—assorted mistakes), can help any aircraft designer avoid disaster.

Home Brew Bucking Bars

I've run into situations many times where a bar with a hole for a...

Error Chain

The demise of the Cosmic Fish.

We Shall Be Led Into the Light

In 1850, British physicist Joseph Swan began experimenting with paper coated with carbon in...