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John Maxfield
Vintage Aircraft Association MemberYoung Eagles Pilot or VolunteerHomebuilder or CraftsmanAirVenture Volunteer
#1 Posted: 3/29/2011 12:24:28

EAA has announced that Lane Wallace will start writing in Sport Aviaiton.  If there's anyone I look forward to reading, its Lane.

What do you think?

Happy Landings

John Maxfield

David Deweese
Young Eagles Pilot or VolunteerHomebuilder or Craftsman
#2 Posted: 3/29/2011 20:04:12

Mr. Hightower hinted at this during his presentation at the Midwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show, and I've been looking forward to it since then. Welcome, Lane!

Steve DiLullo
Young Eagles Pilot or Volunteer
#3 Posted: 3/29/2011 22:53:33

Certainly seems like it'll be great news to most of the magazine's readership.

I've said it before and I'll say it again - EAA did a downright incredible job with the magazine redesign last year. Sport Aviation is now by far the best publication I receive in the mail every month!

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Dave Prizio
Young Eagles Pilot or VolunteerHomebuilder or Craftsman
#4 Posted: 3/30/2011 11:27:36

Lane is a wonderful addition to Sport Aviation. Welcome aboard!

Interestingly, Sport Aviation is turning into the magazine that Flying should be, and Flying it turning into a bigger and bigger disappointment every month.  I just hope Sport Aviation doesn't forget its roots in experimental aviation.

Andy Gamache
Homebuilder or Craftsman
#5 Posted: 3/31/2011 00:36:33

Best news I've heard all week!!

I agree with the Flying Magazine comment. If they keep up, they'll end up being one of those free magazines with the flashy high style pictures you see piled up at the Jet FBOs that no one really reads.

James Ellis
Young Eagles Pilot or Volunteer
#6 Posted: 3/31/2011 20:09:05

Lane Wallace, the lady with the good reliable old Cheetah she flies in California and occasionally all over the country, is a much more appropriate writer for the EAA Sport Pilot clientele than Mac "Baron 58" MacClellan. One of his recent articles indicated we all should go get time in VERY expensive top level flight simulators. The last time I checked, those courses were running at $2000 on up. Most of us would rather use that money for the 400 gallons (maybe less today) of avgas it would put in our very average old Cherokees and Cessnas (and of course Vans RVs and all the other wonderful homebuilts built by EAA members). We need more "average American/average pilot" points of view, and Lane Wallace is one of the best! Let the people who can afford a half million dollars on up (and UP and UP) for an airplane read Flying and AOPA Pilot (with it;s Turbine sections).

Guy Bowen
Homebuilder or Craftsman
#7 Posted: 4/1/2011 09:54:37

Awesome ! She is the only reason I have subscribed  to Flying magazine. She has a rare talent for capturing the wonder and essence of flight.


Stacey Morris
#8 Posted: 4/3/2011 20:28:22

I agree.  Lane will be a real asset.

Gerald Myers
Vintage Aircraft Association MemberHomebuilder or Craftsman
#9 Posted: 4/4/2011 01:03:22

Wonderful news!

A couple of years ago I wrote a love letter to Flying about one of Lane's columns about her being one of the few that humanizes flying and makes it sound like something regular folks do - they actually published it. No question she will be a great fit in what has become a really great magazine - the Sport Aviation re-do was stunning in its success. I really like the color coded edges - gets me to the Hands on Section quickly (building a VP1).

Welcome Lane!


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Curtis Carter
Young Eagles Pilot or VolunteerHomebuilder or Craftsman
#10 Posted: 4/4/2011 12:01:48

Lane Wallace in Sport Aviation, Fantastic.  I'm looking forward to reading more from her!!  Welcome Lane!!

Steve Fabiszak
Young Eagles Pilot or VolunteerHomebuilder or CraftsmanAirVenture Volunteer
#11 Posted: 4/4/2011 20:16:56

When the Flying mag guy at SnF told me I could get Flying for 85% off I said, "Nah, all the good writers work for Sport Av these days."


Jack Sargeant
#12 Posted: 4/10/2011 15:47:48

Lane Wallace is the only reason I had to regret letting my Flying magazine subscription lapse.  Horray for Sport Aviation.

I too like the changes which have been made of late except for the page size.  Soprt Aviation no l0onger handles easily with one hand nor does it fit on my bookshelf or magazine rack!