Susan spent seven years with her husband building their Lancair IV-P. Her administrative expertise was invaluable for Internet searches and acquisition of parts during the build process. Her AutoCAD skills and education as a draftsman made designing the nosegear landing light and the paint scheme easier. She was co-writer and presenter of the 2007 Golden West EAA forum “Can Building Your Plane Be a Family Affair?” Her story begins on Page 21.
Rotorhead Whitson, most recently a stalwart at Private Pilot magazine, put his piloting skills to the test at the RotorWay factory in Chandler, Arizona. Although it had been awhile since hed seen action in a RotorWay, Steve acquitted himself well in the company’s new A600 Talon. His flight review begins on Page 8.
KITPLANES newcomer Wilson has more than 25 years experience writing about high-performance technical matters, mainly in the automotive realm-well forgive him for now. His aviation experience started as a line-boy while in high school but now includes flying a raggedy 540-powered Starduster Too. He hopes to eventually afford avgas. (Dont we all?) His story, which includes some great on-site photography, begins on Page 16.