Completions

Builders share their successes.

What’s New

The Jabiru LSA was certified, a new Sport Hornet is introduced, Vertical Power offers climate control in the cockpit, Cirrus is taking orders, an old favorite book title is back in print, the PT-6 firewall-forward package is now on a Turbo Grizzly, and an LED pilot pen lights the great write way; edited by Mary Bernard.

Getting Its Props

Few people have the opportunity to tour the kit manufacturers shop, let alone the manufacturing facilities of ancillary items such as engines, avionics and props. Author Bob Fritz remedies that last one by taking us on a tour of Sensenichs plant, and you'll marvel at the company's unique blend of old school and high tech.

Weather to Fly and Weather On the Web

Whether you want to learn more about weather or already understand it and are looking for better pre-flight weather resources, author Bob Fritz fills you in on the latest and greatest assets on DVD and on the web.

Simulating Emergencies

Given the aviation accident statistics, its wise to stay sharp between flights, and one way to do that is to practice on a simulator. While that used to be cost prohibitive, todays simulators not only work well on your home computer, they offer homebuilt designs to fly; by Chuck Bodeen.

Contributors

Chuck Bodeen Chucks background is as an aerospace engineer and computer programmer. His love for flying started when his Dad was an inspector for United...

The Home Machinist

How do you turn out non-cylindrical objects with your lathe? Why, by using a four-jaw chuck, of course. And there's a way to effectively employ that 'ole' adjustable wrench that might have escaped you for years; by Bob Fritz.

Down to Earth

Is the mainstream medias portrayal of aviation incidents sensationalized or on target? Turns out they are right in some aspects, but lacking in others. Either way, the aviation accident rate illustrates that there's still room for improvement; by Amy Laboda.

Letters

The Months Go By So FastWhy do you publish and send out the magazine so many months ahead? I think I just received my...

Aero ‘lectrics

Columnist Jim Weir sounds off on an all-purpose beeper that will work for most anything you want to call attention to in the cockpit.

In Case You Missed it

Rear Cockpit

A major cover-up.

Ask the DAR

Pilots operating handbook, the most common builder error, and adding vortex generators.

Aero ‘lectrics

Winging it with LEDs.

Completions

Builders share their successes.