Rear Cockpit

Not me!

Aero ‘lectrics

A-april, come she will...

Fuelventure 400

Last years Copperstate Fly-In was the occasion for a race where speed was only one of the factors in winning. By Patrick Panzera.

Preparing For First Start

Steve Ells discusses the preparation and procedures for starting your new or newly overhauled engine for the first time.

Rear Cockpit

Old airplanes, new pilots.

Rear Cockpit

A major cover-up.

The Dawn Patrol

Dick and Sharon Starks and The Dawn Patrol make their annual, magical pilgrimage to AirVenture Oshkosh. Mix in a big, surly storm, the Wild Snorting Piglet, and an Air Force Brigadier General, and you've some something to write home about.

Taxes and Shipping Additional

Most homebuilders—and just I’m spit-balling here—have waited a long time to justify the cost of building an airplane.

The Dawn Patrol

“Hey, who you callin’ old?”

Safety is No Accident: Lancair Designs

Author Ron Wanttaja uses NTSB data to illustrate how Lancair designs of all varieties stand in the ratings of aircraft accidents vis--vis other homebuilts.

In Case You Missed it

NEXRAD for Kit Aircraft Drivers

Free access to weather information can be a tremendous safety tool for wise, cautious pilots.

Home Shop Machinist

Perlage (or pearling)-the art of decorative spotting.

Down to Earth

A month after the engine was first started on the RV-10, author Amy Laboda and her husband, Barry Marz, scheduled a visit from DAR Ray Howell, received the airworthiness certificate, and commenced ground runs. It sounds simple, but so much effort went into getting that little piece of paper.

Completions

Builders share their successes.