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Yup—That’s a Mustang!

Well, its actually a “Carbon Mustang”, the Scale Wings SW-51, a new kit from a German company, represented in America by an Arkansas group,...
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Ari’s Reno 2022 VLOG – Ep. 2

Episode two! Here is some footage of my perspective of Monday through Wednesday at the National Championship Air Races (NCAR) in Reno, Nevada. As...

Morning Brief

If you think that Reno Racing is just a bunch of guys that hop in their planes and go ripping around the pylons, then...

Reno From Home

We all know that the best way for an aviation enthusiast (especially a homebuilder) to watch the Reno Air Races is in person, with...

RARA and Other Trivia

Wednesday morning greeted the assembled racers and spectators with smoke. Lots of smoke. And not the kind smoke that comes from smoke oil on...

Oil Filter Anti Drainback Valve

For those of you using 48108-2 oil filters on an angle adapter, here’s a bit of trivia for you. Not everyone knows that these...

The Slow Failure

Mechanical fuel pumps are pretty reliable, in general. I know folks who will disagree, having replaced them early in the life of an engine,...

Beer, Brats, and Curds

When you’re visiting a foreign country, I believe it is important to eat the local food—and as a born-and-bred Minnesotan, I am bound by...

My Favorite AirVenture Hideaways

If you have been to AirVenture before, you know it is immense. If you haven’t, and this is your first time, prepare to be...

Welcome to the Show!

AirVenture or Oshkosh – whatever you call it, there is a mystical quality to this event  that draws 600,000 of our closest friends to...

In Case You Missed it

Fixed-pitch Props

A major advantage of a fixed-pitch prop is that it is lighter, simpler and cheaper than one with variable pitch.

Light Stuff

Not all airports welcome “out of the ordinary” aircraft such as gyros, ultralights or powered parachutes. If you’ve been shut out, here are some tips to get you back in. By Roy Beisswenger.

Engine Beat

What are your options to get the annual condition inspection done when you're not the original builder of the aircraft? By Steve Ells.

Ask the DAR

Is an aircraft’s empty weight required on the data plate? Does the gross weight change when an LSA is converted from conventional landing gear to floats? Should engine maintenance be entered in the builder’s logbook? Does the Minimax still qualify as an ultralight?