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Independence, Oregon Fly-in 2014 Preview

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Independence, Oregon is in close proximity to Van’s factory, and we have a lot of RVs at the airpark and a lot of them...

Heavy Hauler

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People want to know just how much you can carry in a Sportsman. I tell them it will carry anything that will fit unless...

Florida to Washington

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N75LN made the trip from Florida to the Arlington Fly-in this year. Even though we averaged 20-knot headwinds on the flight there, and had...
Landing at Oshkosh.

AirVenture – Oshkosh 2013

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Flying to Oshkosh in an airplane you built yourself is way up there on every homebuilder’s wish list. Although my husband Steve and I...
Smiley Creek Fly-in (Photo: Alan Negrin)

2014 Smiley creek, Idaho Fly-In Preview

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The 7th annual Smiley Creek fly-in is only a few weeks away. If you are planning to attend this year please reply in the Events...

Alaska to Oshkosh

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It had always been in the back of my mind while building the GlaStar to someday make the Oshkosh trip.

Tom Needham’s Sportsman Repair Project 2016

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Editor’s note: This is a personal request from Ted Setzer to raise funding for a fuselage cage replacement, labor and travel costs for Tom...
The other useful piece of equipment essential for the Australian Outback – the fly hat!

Third Time Across Australia

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Sue and I have twice taken the GlaStar on flying safaris across Australia. In those trips we flew as tag-alongs with Stawell Aviation. This...
Smiley Creek flightline. Photo: Dave Hulse

Smiley Creek 2016 is a Success

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It's Sunday morning and I'm watching our GlaStar and Sportsman airplanes departing Smiley Creek airport. There are still a few of us hanging around here...

Alaska to Oshkosh, Part 2

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There were still those who believed that Man would have been happier had he stayed on his own planet; but it was rather too...