Friday is the New Saturday

It's a natural evolutionary process—when an event gets big enough, the opening day becomes crowded. So those that don’t like the crowds start coming...
Planning for the trip to Oshkosh.

Out of Practice?

It is traditional for aviation bloggers and journalists to remind folks - in the weeks leading up to Oshkosh - to review the NOTAM...

The Valkyrie’s Song

Two thousand hours is just a round number really—it has no intrinsic mechanical meaning. But it's a milestone.

Wittman. Field. Video.

If it was strange for you to stay home, it was equally strange to be nearly the only person there.

The Test Pilot’s Role

I was reading a discussion on an internet forum dedicated to experimental aviation the other day, and the topic was gross weight. Someone was...

What Do I Call It?

According to all of the Facebook reminders popping up on my feed, its been almost exactly two years since I did the first flight...

There Are Always Alternatives

My recent Kneeboard Note on drilling bolts to create lighter weights for prop balancing generated a fair number of responses - all the way...

Hollow Bolts for Propeller Balancing

Lighten the steel bolts for dynamic propeller balancing.
Hartzell 3-blade Explorer propeller

Another Week, Another Prop

This week, we’re flying the new “Explorer” three-blade composite prop from Hartzell on our RV-8.

Titan IO-340 Engine Unboxing

Ever wonder what it's like to get a factory-fresh engine delivered? Is there fanfare and a marching band? No. But it's still exciting. KITPLANES...

In Case You Missed it

The Staaken Z-21A Flitzer

Intended as an inter-war sportplane, the VW- or Jabiru-powered Staaken Flitzer delivers the goods in both performance and agility. These planes may not appear sleek, but they’re a blast to fly.

Tricked-Out Tailwheel

T3 suspension system eliminates relaunches when touchdowns are a bit too firm.

Becoming a Test Pilot

Lessons learned from a Lancair Super Legacy and Dick Rutan.

Editor’s Log

The flying bug.