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Are You a Test Pilot?

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Who do you think of when you hear the term, ‘Test Pilot’? I’d bet many, if not most of you, think first of Chuck...

Advisory Circular: How to Stay Safe in Unfamiliar Aircraft

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New AC advises pilots on how to stay safe in unfamiliar aircraft Experimental airplane flights represent only a small component of total general aviation (GA)...

BRS System Available for GlaStar & Sportsman

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Through the efforts of GAOA member Chris Bowles, an engineered package system using off the shelf BRS components in a soft pack is available...

Safety alert: Precision Airmotive Fuel Injection Servos

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Attention All Owners of aircraft with Lycoming Fuel Injected Engines. Please read these safety alerts from Precision Airmotive. Hex plug 383493 coming loose from regulator cover. Service...

Hazardous Chemicals in the Building Process

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As you build and maintain your airplane you will likely use a number of hazardous chemicals. Knowing how to handle these chemicals safely and what...

Spinning the GlaStar

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When I heard that Arnie Clarke had been doing some spin testing on his GlaStar I asked him to write about it for us....

Survival Gear

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As we prepared to embark on our grand tour of Canada and Alaska survival equipment became a major concern. But we should always give...

Brake Caliper Threaded Rod Separation

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An email from one of our members with a Glasair II-RG prompted a flurry of activity these last few days. As you can see, the...

Flying In Poor Weather

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The GlaStar is such a fine, stable airplane flying slowly that it opens up some interesting possibilities for poor weather flying. Have you thought...

Starting the Engine Safely

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This tip was submitted by Tom Hoffman, Glasair III. With 650 hours on the aircraft, N54ODE recently experienced failure of the starter solenoid, which is not...