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Louise Hose

Louise Hose
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Louise Hose is an instrument-rated, commercial pilot who regularly flies her RV-6, her husband’s RV-8, and an RV-3B and a Dream Tundra, which they built together. They live in Dayton Valley Airpark in Nevada. She also edits the monthly, free digital newsletter, The Homebuilder’s Portal by KITPLANES®.

Welcome to the Wisconsin State Fair

Have you ever held an event, perhaps for work, where a party is advertised for, say, three hours but everyone has left after two...

Engine Start!

About 7 pm on Saturday, the Van's crew put the wings on and brought the One Week Wonder out onto the adjacent street for...

One Week Wonder – Day 6 – Engine Start!

When I walked in Saturday morning, it was clear that the Van's crew had reached a point that gave them confidence that the One...

Rosie Makes Her Appearance!

A surprise appearance of a real "Rosie the Riveter" highlighted the day at the One Week Wonder today. "Rosie", reported to be 94 years...

One Week Wonder – Day 4 – 90% Done, 90%...

The One Week Wonder began to look like a real airplane on Thursday. The cabin and tail cone have been mated, the vertical stabilator...

KITPLANES Briefs the FAA on Experimental's Capabilities

KITPLANES Editor-in-Chief Paul Dye responded to an EAA request for a demonstration on the glass screen capabilities on today's homebuilt aircraft. The plan was...

One Week Wonder – Day 3–Going in All Directions

Lots of progress was made on the One Week Wonder, AirVenture's attempt to build an RV-12iS up to taxiing status in 6.5 days. The...

One Week Wonder – Day 2 – Riveting Opened to Everyone

The wing structures were completed and skins tacked on by mid-day, allowing AirVenture visitors to walk up to the One Week Wonder pavilion, pull...

Van's Banquet

If it's Tuesday night at AirVenture, it must be the Van's Aircraft Banquet night. A couple hundred RV builders, owners, vendors, and wannabes gathered...

The Numbers Don't Explain the Chaos

The chaos of this year's arrivals last weekend has folks asking why. One piece of information we can add to the discussion is that...