Passing the Baton

About six and a half years ago, I looked around my cleaned-up NASA office, wrote "So long, and thanks for all the fish, and walked out the door, wondering what my next adventure would be like. I was privileged to have lead human space flights for America for close to twenty years, and it was hard to imagine I'd enjoy anything as much. But then the call came from Kitplanes owners, asking if I'd step into the role of editor in chief a job for which I had no experience in aviation journalism other than submitting my monthly columns and occasional features and flight reviews. That was OK they said - "you know experimental aviation... we have people who can do the editing!" Continue reading "Passing the Baton"

Visit the KITPLANES Booth in Hangar A

You can subscribe to KITPLANES or other Belvoir Publications this week at the special rate of two-years-for-the-price-of-one if you sign up at the KITPLANES booth in Hangar A during AirVenture. Just look for Ivy Erickson midway on the north wall.

Sign up for other Belvoir publications, too!

Meet the Authors!

Kitplanes magazineYou read them most months in Kitplanes - now's your chance to put faces to the names and see who's behind the many articles you see in our magazine! If you're going to be at Oshkosh this week, stop by the Kitplanes booth in the "A" Exhibit building (along the north wall) and have a chat. Continue reading "Meet the Authors!"

Meeting the Original

We were lucky to have the opportunity to attend the recent solar eclipse at a point almost directly under the totality path, and doubly lucky because we were hosted by the former Editor in Chief of Kitplanes Magazine, David Martin. Dave and his wife Lois live tat the Independence Airpark in Oregon, and I was invited to speak at their annual fly-in that happened to coincide with the once (or twice) in a lifetime total eclipse opportunity. Continue reading "Meeting the Original"

Kitplanes Reader Survey - First Two Weeks' Winners Announced

KP_Survey_Eblast_09cWe are giving away prizes! For the first two weekly prize drawings, the winners are Charlie Wolf of University Place, Washington, Robert Cowan of Livermore, California, Rolland Wolf of West Point Utah, and Christopher Nail of Rockwall, Texas. You could be next, but only if you take the brief Kitplanes Reader Survey.

Take our survey and enter to win an Aircraft Spruce gift card or free subscription.

We want to know what you like—or don't like—about KITPLANES. But we need your help. We'd like you to take a short survey that only takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete. It will help us learn what kind of stories you enjoy most, and what topics you rarely read.

Win Prizes

We're giving away eight $25 Aircraft Spruce gift certificates and eight 6-month magazine subscriptions. You can choose to receive KITPLANES or one of our sister publications: Aviation Consumer, Aviation Safety, Light Plane Maintenance, IFR Magazine, or IFR Refresher.

Two winners will be chosen from all entries every Friday between February 26 and April 15. So fill out the survey today. The sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win! And thank you for helping us make KITPLANES even better.

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