Airspeed Calibration - Flying the Ground Course

The December 2012 issue of EAA Experimenter has a detailed article on calibrating your airspeed indicator, the latest article is a series on flight testing your homebuilt aircraft by Ed Kolano, a very experienced and knowledable flight test pilot.  In the past we have stressed the importance of proper airspeed calibration for your light aircraft.

I encourage all builders, owners and pilots to read these articles to gain a better understanding of their aircraft and systems so that they may better enjoy flying their aircraft safely.

 This is the full series of articles (to date) on Airspeed by Ed Kolano:


EAA Experimenter also ran a series of informative articles on "Transitioning to Experimental or Unfamiliar Airplanes" (starting in the September 2012 issue), with useful information on the importance of transition training.


EAA Experimenter is available for free from EAA! Click here to subscribe.
View a list of all older Experimenter issues and articles produced to date.


EAA Experimenter magazine (available only as an e-zine or "digital magazine" for online viewing) is a great resource available to builders and owners of amateur-built aircraft, with an emphasis on how-to articles, especially relating to the safe operation of your own homebuilt aircraft.  We commend Chad Jensen, EAA's hombuilding community manager, and editor Maryu Jones for their excellent job in supporting amateur aircraft builders.  EAA (the Experimental Aircraft Association) is a valuable resource in helping you build and fly your own aircraft.


EAA Experimenter is always looking for interesting new material.  If you have an idea, comment, question or suggestion, please e-mail Chad Jensen, EAA communities manager, at or Mary Jones, EXPERIMENTER editor, at



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