Terrified? Or Just Happy to Be Here?


To quote a great aviation movie from the 1960’s “‘E’s not supposed to carry passengers!”

Dee Child flies Race 60, a Glasair that is obviously sporting a nitrous system, or maybe he’s trying to be a little less obvious with his bottle covers as they ride around in the right seat. For fans of the Minions movies, it’s a hit—and anyone who enjoys the little yellow fellows can decide for themselves if these two are excited, terrified…. or both!

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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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