VOL. 58, NO. 10
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28 Perseverance Rewarded Nearly twenty years of work yields a champion Sparky Barnes Sargent Mark Gilmore’s Marquart Charger, the Gilmore Red Lion, made its impressive debut at AirVenture 2009. Charging across the AirVenture sky, or sitting quietly in the homebuilt area, it reflected elegant precision and quality craftsmanship in every detail.
36 First Love Lost...and Found
Jim Jansa and his PT- 23
At first glance, the PT- 23’s innards looked pretty
good. After a thorough examination of the PT,
Jim made a long list of things that needed to be
restored or repaired.
44 Engines and Avionics
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is usually a rich
environment for aircraft engines and avionics of
all sorts, and this year was no exception.
52 Electric Flight
Yuneec e430 and e-Spyder demonstrate
viability of electric flight
Dave Morss and Lynne Wainfan
The aircraft industry has taken one step
closer toward the realization of electric
flight with the introduction of the Yuneec
e430 and Flightstar e-Spyder. A lot of
work remains to be done before these
aircraft are commonplace on the flight line,
but there is hope for a cleaner, greener,
(cheaper?) way to fly!
60 Sport Pilot at Five Years,
Who are the new sport pilots, who is
buying light-sport aircraft, and how has
sport pilot fit into pilot training?