Did Someone Say Donuts?



Wednesday is donut day at the AirVenture Homebuilder’s Headquarters, and those who build and fly experimental aircraft are never shy when free food is involved! Aviators from all across the country lined up to share stories and exchange information about their birds while waiting for the frosted and sugared delights of eastern Wisconsin.

It’s a great way to start the day for those camping with their airplanes, with the sun coming up over scattered cumulus on the horizon. A good day to be in Oshkosh.



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Paul Dye
Paul Dye, KITPLANES® Editor at Large, retired as a Lead Flight Director for NASA’s Human Space Flight program, with 40 years of aerospace experience on everything from Cubs to the Space Shuttle. An avid homebuilder, he began flying and working on airplanes as a teen and has experience with a wide range of construction techniques and materials. He flies an RV-8 and SubSonex jet that he built, an RV-3 that he built with his pilot wife, as well as a Dream Tundra and an electric Xenos motorglider they completed. Currently, they are building an F1 Rocket. A commercially licensed pilot, he has logged over 6000 hours in many different types of aircraft and is an A&P, FAA DAR, EAA Tech Counselor and Flight Advisor; he was formerly a member of the Homebuilder’s Council. He consults and collaborates in aerospace operations and flight-testing projects across the country.


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