Product Review: Spidertracks S3 Aviator

The next-gen Spidertracks Aviator satellite tracker offers more features at a better price. What’s not to like? By Marc Cook.

Ask the DAR

What do you need to do when you buy an Experimental/Amateur-Built aircraft? What should a builder/owner do when they're ramp checked?

What’s The Worst That Could Happen?

When you're tempted to take shortcuts during a build or repair without asking questions about the ramifications, it may be wise to contemplate the worst-case scenario.

Checkpoints

A new rating and a new windshield.

Homebuilt Aircraft Safety 1998-2008

Far be it from Ron Wanttajas experience to be complacent when it comes to aircraft accident statistics. In this article, he updates two previous articles on the subject of homebuilt aircraft safety and digs deep to find meaning and context for the numbers.

Alternative Energies

Dean Sigler checks in on the Green Flight Challengers of 2011 who didn’t make it to the competition to see what they’re up to now.

Down To Earth

Homebuilt aircraft played a key role in bringing aid to the Bahamas after Hurricane Irene. Amy Laboda explains how you can join in future relief efforts.

The Big Picture and Red Herrings

The big picture and red herrings.

Flying: Part Science, Part Artform

Many years ago, I had a position in the training department of my regional airline. In addition to the needs of our own airline,...

The Dawn Patrol

After all, this is a hobby.

In Case You Missed it

Merlin PSA

The personal single.

Wind Tunnel

Design process-tail volume. By Barnaby Wainfan.

Building an Airdrome Aeroplanes Fokker D.VII

Part 2: from crate to airport.

A Seal Deal

Radial oil seals, the kind found on rotating parts such as crankshafts, cam shafts...