Why Reno Mattered

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With nearly six decades of Reno air racing now behind us, it’s worth reflecting on what we gained from the experience. We’d better remember,...

Reno: The Grit and the Glory

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Few eras in aviation have changed with the clarity of the National Championship Air Races leaving Reno-Stead airport for an uncertain future. For 59...

Coming of Age at Reno

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As I start this month’s column, it hasn’t fully sunk in that I won’t be going back to Reno, but I still feel a...

A Fine Specimen

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There’s something you probably can guess about so-called factory airplanes—examples of Experimental aircraft built for design evaluation as well as press and customer exposure—but...

Inserting Bolts, Installing Nuts

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I never set out to write a hardware trilogy, yet here we are. A little ditty on washer usage begat a column on bolt-length...

Staying Late

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In magazine land—a parallel universe to the real world—I’m writing this between Oshkosh and Reno. The time between these two big events is a...

One Marvelous Community

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This month’s column is inspired by the most recent AirVenture, which has left me reflecting on how it really isn’t the aircraft that draw...

Out of This World

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I returned from AirVenture with a few story ideas and a horrible illness that prevented me from doing much of anything. “Might as well...

The Best Oshkosh Ever

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I know many of you following the progress of my Hummingbird helicopter are probably thinking that flying it to the show is what made...

Following Footsteps

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I was an airplane nut for as long as I can remember even though I had no family exposure to aviation. My father was...

In Case You Missed it

Velocity V-Twin

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Looking sleek as a spaceship, the new V-Twin inspires some strong feelings in flight reviewer Doug Rozendaal when he first sees it. Flying the plane only increases his enthusiasm.

What’s New

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Dr. RoTech introduces an engine analyzer for Rotax 912/914 engines, Planemakers offers builder assistance for composite aircraft, and Ameritech distributes Electroair ignition systems.

Give Me a Brake

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When his Zenith CH 701 wouldn't stay put during runup and tended to roll on an incline, builder Chuck Deiterich came up with a do-it-yourself solution.

The Dawn Patrol

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When the National Geographic Channel throws down an aviation challenge, The Dawn Patrol answers the call.