Editor’s Log

Get-there-itis.
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Editor’s Log

The homestretch.
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Odds and Observations

In a distant land, from which Vikings sailed and some of my forefathers sprang, three aircraft owners gathered and stared at a broken bolt...

Checkpoints

Backup systems.
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Rear Cockpit

Youthful ignorant that I was, it took a few years for me to realize just what a disappointment I presented to my definitely older friend and neighbor when he blurted out mid-conversation, “You’re a dreamer! That’s what you are, a dreamer!” A Greatest Generation pilot, he rightfully wasn’t impressed by my lingering schoolboy imagination, especially […]
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Editor’s Log

Fine print.

Checkpoints

Prepping for flight.

Floating Nut Plates

The floating nut plate. It sounds like it should come with an allergy warning, but this is KITPLANES, not Pinterest, so we are discussing...

The Dawn Patrol

Five bottles and counting.

Rear Cockpit

Building your future.