25th Anniversary: Builder Assistance

Builder-assistance programs continue to grow and change to accommodate both builders needs and FAA regulations. By Mary Bernard.

Light Stuff

A bit of Brazil: Dave Martin flies the Paradise P-1 SLSA at the Sebring LSA Expo show.

The Dawn Patrol

Dick and Sharon Starks and The Dawn Patrol make their annual, magical pilgrimage to AirVenture Oshkosh. Mix in a big, surly storm, the Wild Snorting Piglet, and an Air Force Brigadier General, and you've some something to write home about.

Three Years Before the Masts

There’s something about piloting a twin-engine, open-cockpit AirCam that gets under your skin, and it may become habit-forming. By Ed Wischmeyer.

What’s New

American Legend Aircraft debuts two additions to its line, Belite wins award at Sun n Fun, Richard Collins book reissued and Pro-G hub earns PMA. Edited by Mary Bernard.

Product Review: Inogen Aviator

Marc Cook flies with the new Inogen oxygen system for aviation and offers a clear-headed appraisal of the systems benefits.

Light Stuff

Roy Beisswenger takes over the Light Stuff column this month, and quickly shows why hes the right man for the job.

Down To Earth

The founders of the Solar Impulse Project build on their successes with a planned around-the-world flight and a stopover at the Paris Air Show. By Amy Laboda.

Rag Wing Roots

These days, I seem to be associated mostly with metal airplanes, RVs in particular. Just take a look at that byline down there—I have...

Free Flight

Thousands of hours of flight time in a pilots logbook are no guarantee of superior skill-or superior judgment.

In Case You Missed it

Wind Tunnel

It’s in the book!

Ask the DAR

Proving compliance with the 51% rule, licensing ELSA or E/A-B, using an LSA commercially.

Down to Earth

Born again. By Amy Laboda.

Around the Patch

Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook discusses the potential impact of changes to the FAAs 51% rule, which are the result of increasingly complex aircraft being constructed with the aid of builder-assistance programs.