Interesting airplanes are poking their heads out into the sunlight! Contrary to what many believe , not all homebuilts are RV’s! Here a brave Hummelbird anchors a row of its much larger metal brethren. Exhibitors worked hard all day set up for the show. Despite the traffic and apparent chaos, we predict everything will be ready for Monday’s official opening. The Brown Arch is ready to welcome visitors from all over the world. Airshow coverage sponsor:
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 that he built, an RV-3 that he built with his pilot wife, as well as a Dream Tundra they completed. Currently, they are building a Xenos motorglider. A commercially licensed pilot, he has logged over 6000 hours in many different types of aircraft and is an A&P, EAA Tech Counselor and Flight Advisor, as well as a former member of the Homebuilder’s Council. He consults and collaborates in aerospace operations and flight-testing projects across the country.