A few years back, before I took over the helm of Kitplanes, I wrote a series of articles that stemmed from a talk I was giving around the country entitled "Lessons from Mission Control." The gist of the material is that we learned many things about flying humans in space in experimental machines in my years (and my predecessors years) in NASA's human spaceflight program, and many of those lessons are directly applicable to what we do in Experimental aviation. Building a bridge and cross-pollinating those lessons can save time, money—and most importantly, lives.
Last year, Kitplanes decided that it would be a good idea to pull those thirteen articles out of the archives and format them as a booklet, all in one place, that could be given out to new subscribers to the magazine. And so "Build it Better" was born—a single source for tips and ideas from the world of aerospace operations that might very well make a difference in how you build and operate your homebuilt aircraft.
The thirty-two-page booklet is available as a bonus for new subscribers at this time, so if you aren’t a subscriber, or are a lapsed subscriber, this is a great time to pick up a little extra information that we hope you can use!