Ask the DAR

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

Checkpoints

Three common discrepancies.

The Dawn Patrol

Dick Starks offers some sage advice about how to get back to working on a project that has been sidelined for too long.

Editor’s Log

No two rivets alike.

The Dawn Patrol

Dick Starks and the members of The Kansas City Dawn Patrol head out to take part in the Annual Salute to Veterans Airshow in Columbia, Missouri.

Report from Friedrichshafen

625 exhibitors in 11 exhibit halls? Amy Laboda was up for it at AERO Friedrichshafen, Germanys extravaganza of a trade show. Engines of all kinds were the order of the day.

Checkpoints

Advice for flying in Alaska.

Editor’s Log

In some of the impressive projects described in this issue, and the dedication and passion of their designers and builders, Editor-in-Chief Mary Bernard finds reasons to be hopeful about the future of aviation.

What’s New

A WxWorx partner will help upgrade Nexrad, MGL Avionics Odyssey EFIS ships in the U.S., Sky-Tec offers the RX12 starter for Rotax 912/914 series engines, and TrickAir offers skis for the American Legend Aircraft Legend Cub.

Editor’s Log

Old school.

In Case You Missed it

Around the Patch

Those who plan to build an aircraft from a kit would do well to visit the factory and get to know not only the owners but also the operation. So counsels Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook, whose recent visit to the RANS factory left him favorably impressed. RANS manufacturing is diversified to weather the ups and downs of the market, and the company knows what works and sticks to it.

A Record Mojave

The Mojave Experimental Fly-In adds record setting to the agenda in 2014.

Homebuilt Accidents-First Flights

Builder error is a major factor in first-flight accidents.

2018 Engine Buyer’s Guide

162 ways to turn fuel into thrust.