Dotting the I's, Crossing the T's…

I worked for the Federal Government for 34 years, and back in my college days, I spent two summers as a clerk in our...

Field Fixin'

We had everything but a jack- all the tools we needed to change a tail wheel on our Tundra were a set of pliers,...

We Keep Killing People…

I guess it's a Monday Aviation Journalist thing - time to get grumpy and complain. Over on our sister publication, AVweb, Rick Durden is...

The Inexpensive Glass Cockpit

I spend a lot of my time installing and flying behind the latest in top end experimental avionics - full touch screen EFISs, advanced...

Now THAT'S a Squeezer Yoke!

It's no joke folks - if you want to do a big job, you need some big tools. Most metal airplane builders are familiar...

Gusting to WHAT?

We were on our way back from Oshkosh a few weeks ago, headed from Minnesota to Western Nevada in one day. The forecast was...

Learn to Wire Well

Way back in my career as a NASA engineer, I spent most of my time training. You see, I wasn't a design engineer -...

Clocks & Timers

Recently, a friend who owns both a certified airplane and a homebuilt asked my advice on what to do about the timer mounted in...

Sure, I Planned That

Sometimes its just fine to be lucky when what you'd really like to be is good. Take, for instance, the rear corner of the...

Triple the Fun

Some days, aviation isn't about experimentals - it can be hard to pass up the opportunity to get a ride in a classic! Today was such a day - the EAA's Ford Tri-motor is in town (giving rides out of the Carson City, Nevada airport through the weekend.

In Case You Missed it

Ask the DAR

A reader asks if he can use his Experimental/Amateur-Built aircraft for instruction. DAR Mel Asberry’s answer: It’s not a problem, but charging for transition training of a non-owner pilot requires a specific operational exemption.

Thoughts on My Glass Panel

Things I like, things I don’t and things I’d do differently.

Letters

Ask the Man Who Built One A note to RANS boss Randy Schlitter:...

What’s Ahead?

As we close out 2022 (as I am writing this) and reflect on a...