Archive: April 2012

Formation flying was the subject of our April 2012 cover. RV builder Dave Klages took us through the prep and practice for formation work...

Cowl Flapped

Invention and experimentation in actual practice (compared to idealized fantasy) don’t usually offer up a straight line from concept to champagne-fueled celebrations of success....

A Matter of Trust

Most of us have been in a Mom and Pop café or shop, usually out in the country, where the wall on one side...

Of Novices, Needles and Numbers

I was at 6000 feet agl when I pulled the stick back with consternation, pushed it left with hesitation and watched snow-covered fields fill...

Miles Versus Knots

To put it politely, we were recently taken to task for using mph instead of knots when reporting on an aviation speed record because,...

A Spot of Bother

This title phrase can, like so much in our language, be used to convey the truth of the matter, as intended, “a little trouble”...

Pride and Progress

I was caught off guard by the sight of familiar aircraft in the Sonex Aircraft flight center. “How?” you wonder. I’ll explain. I’m often...

High Flight

All apologies to John Gillespie Magee Jr. for the title to this column, but I did fly a little higher than normal on my...

Working With Experience

Part of my job is surprisingly solitary, moving words and photos around from my home office and corresponding with my staff and regular contributors...

Under Pressure

No, this working title isn’t about sitting down close to my draft submission deadline staring at a blank screen. (But it could be.) This...

In Case You Missed it

NXT Next

Electroflight and Rolls-Royce partner to set the world’s electric airspeed record.

iPad Chiller

Just about every pilot I know uses an iPad or Android tablet with ForeFlight,...

Completions

Builders share their successes.

Wind Tunnel

Design process-CG limits and tail size, part 2.