Oshkosh Standoff


Left here for your amusement: Is this how AirVenture photographers warm up for the day? Or is this just how they compare, uhhh… ”equipment”? Regardless, we’re happy to have pros like this on the job to do the real heavy lifting when it comes to beautiful images – most of us storytelling text wranglers use nothing more than a cell phone camera to record events these days, so having someone with that magical eye for images and the means to capture it is essential.

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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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