Meet Paul Dye, Kitplanes' New Editor In Chief

Paul Dye
Paul Dye
Kitplanes Editor in Chief

We are excited to introduce Paul Dye as the new Editor in chief at Kitplanes magazine.

Paul 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 currently flies an RV-8 that he built in 2005 and an RV-3 that he recently completed with his pilot wife. A commercially certificated pilot, he has logged over 4500 hours in many different types of aircraft. When not writing on aviation topics, he consults and collaborates in aerospace operations and flight testing projects.

“Our goal at Kitplanes is to continue the long record of dedication to the details of building and flying experimental aircraft. That means that we will be the leader in technical content for kit and plans built aircraft from the shop to the runway – and beyond. Our editorial policy is to provide useful technical articles that will help pilots select the aircraft that they want to build, assist then throughout the build process with “How To” articles and tips that will make their aircraft what they want it to be, and continue to feed them detailed information on flight testing (and using) their airplane once it is flying.”

Stop by Booth C-034 at Sun ‘n Fun and introduce yourself to Paul.  He is scheduled to be at the booth on Tuesday (4/9), Wednesday (4/10) & Thursday (4/11) from 2-3 PM.

Paul Dye in his RV-3
Paul Dye in his RV-3

KITPLANES Web editor Omar Filipovic, based in Portland, Oregon, is a GlaStar builder—old school, that is, he’s taking his time and doing everything himself.

One Reply to “Meet Paul Dye, Kitplanes' New Editor In Chief”

  1. Paul Dye is a class act, and Kitplanes readers will benefit from his varied experience and common sense demeanor. I look forward to future issues of KP.

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