A Rutan Long-EZ homebuilt in flight

Commentator David Levin examines the world of amateur aircraft builders. A century after the advent of powered flight, they continue, just like the Wright brothers, to build experimental aircraft in their own workshops.

(Piece originally produced for NPR’s “All Things Considered“)

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