Editor’s Log

Change is inevitable, and, in the media world, it’s coming at us hard and fast. Editor in Chief Mary Bernard considers the trends.

Down to Earth

Amy Laboda chronicles the challenges she encountered when trying to get the ECI B-type cylinders for her certified Lycoming IO-540 replaced.

Checkpoints

A continuing journey.

Engine-run Requirements for the DAR Inspection

Do you need to run your engine for the DAR? How does using a certified engine and prop affect your Phase I test period? How about the gray areas regarding dual flight instruction? DAR Mel Asberry gives you the straight scoop.

Checkpoints

Fun in cold weather.

Product Review: Spidertracks

As we move away from 121.5 MHz emergency locator transmitters, alternatives in the realm of personal locator beacons and trackers continue to flourish. Spidertracks of New Zealand is one of the newest. By Marc Cook.

A Hole Where an Airshow Should Be

EAA’s decision to cancel AirVenture 2020 as a precaution against the coronavirus has created a tremendous ripple effect. Not only are your travel and...

Light Stuff

The Sky Arrow 600: a different kind of LSA; by Dave Martin.

Alternative Energies

Three new aircraft, Synergy, Pipistrel Panthera and Volta Volare, are pushing the innovation envelope with their propulsion systems, performance and fuel economy. By Dean Sigler.

The Dawn Patrol

I love a parade.

In Case You Missed it

From the Inside Out

In an attempt to build a two-place LSA, one would-be builder starts with the seat. By John Mackay.

Down to Earth

Even when built from the same kit, no two aircraft are exactly the same—that’s why you need a builder’s book. By Amy Laboda.

Best Practices – Sealants

Choosing the right sealant.

Ask the DAR

Can a builder modify a Vans RV-12 kit under the 51% rule? How about changing the gross weight of a RANS S-7? Plus, the FAA releases revised homebuilding rules.