A PUBLICATION OF THE EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION
Vol. 61 No. 4 | April 2012
The Last One Flying
Learning the many moving
parts of the DC-7B
By Jeff Skiles
The Most Unforgivable Sin
Running out of fuel only happens to the
other guy, right?
By Mike Busch
Reviewing the past five years
By Ron Wanttaja
Loss of Control
These frequent crashes are
not always accidents
By J. Mac McClellan
Angle of Attack
Learning how to teach AOA
awareness is a core topic for CFIs
By Sean Elliot
On The COveR:
Jeff Skiles reports on his chance to pilot a rare, vintage Douglas DC-7S airliner. Photo by James Lawrence.
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Tower Frequency...Rod Hightower
Letters to the Editor
Left Seat...J. Mac McClellan
Flying Lessons...Lane Wallace
Light Flight...Dave Matheny
Dream Build Fly...Brady Lane
Plane Talk...Lauran Paine Jr.
Advocacy Update...Governmental Issues
Stick & Rudder...Mayhem and Madness
What Went Wrong...Don’t Try This at Home
I’ll Never Do That Again...Super Chief, Not
Super Pilot That Day
What Our Members Are Building/Restoring
Hints for Homebuilders...Budget Air Conditioning
Homebuilder’s Corner...Dream. Build. Fly.
Shop Talk...Plansbuilt Versus Kits
109 Member Central
110 Pilot Caves
113 News From HQ
119 Members/Chapters in Action
123 Gone West
130 Classified Ads