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From the Editor - Canadian Airport News, What Homebuilders Need for a Logbook, Wheel Penetrating Skis, and Much More

By Ian Brown, Editor - Bits and Pieces, EAA 657159

This month we have a fascinating selection of articles. First there’s an item about valid logbooks for homebuilt aircraft from our friend Al Mahon, general manager at the MD-RA. Read More

For those of you who have ever considered mounting wheel penetration skis on your homebuilt aircraft, we have an article from someone who can best be described as the Canadian grand master of penetration skis for our homebuilts. He started by mounting them on ultralights and graduated to a design for his RV-8. He is also planning to mount some on his RV-7A, which is perhaps the subject of a future article. Read More

Your editor had an interesting experience last summer. Some tiny bug managed to build waxy nests in his pitot static which wasn’t evident until he was on the climb-out at his local airport. To relive the experience with him and find out the solution. Read More

Our word of the month refers to our Mecca, the place we all like to visit in the summer to get our regular dose of all that’s new in aviation. Find out the interesting factoid about Oshkosh.

Electronics Corner: This month we review a nice piece of freeware for the iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Android platform at a modest cost. If you don’t already have it, you should check out our review of AeroWeather.

Airport News: If you fly in Ontario you may be familiar with the recently renamed Burlington Executive Airport and its recent developments. An active pilot and EAA member, Doug Martin, who flies a Cessna 172 out of there, sent in a nice summary of the changes. Read More

Multimedia: As always EAA has plenty of books, videos, and DVDs for you to purchase and investigate. We did have some feedback this month from a reader who had a problem with shipping costs. It seems that having items sent via USPS will be the best way to make purchases in Canada, especially if they are described as “gifts”. UPS and FedEx have a poorly understood brokerage fee scale. “Free” shipping may not be totally free.

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