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Over the last 20 years I have written hundreds of articles for numerous magazines in both power sports and automotive genres. The slide show below highlights some of the magazines that I have contributed to. I currently write feature articles for Motor Age and Aviation Aftermarket Defense magazines.

Motor Age Magazine

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Aviation Aftermarket

Defense Magazine

Helicopter Batteries 101

Rotary-wing aircraft and automobiles do not have all that much in common, except for the fact that they both use an on-board battery.  Read more>>>

Carbon Nanotubes, De-icing Aircraft

In-flight airframe icing has been a problem since the 1930s, when planes could fly fast and high enough for ice to form on the leading edges of wings.

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Virtual Reality, the Future of Military Training

Acquiring advanced technology and hardware is key to modern-day missions, and training service personal is front-and-center in military budgets.

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Jet Fuel Today

U.S. military aircraft around the world, including turbine engine-powered transports, helicopters, and fighters, use hundreds of thousands of gallons of jet fuel on a daily basis.  Read more>>>

Dodge RAM E-Torque, a "Mild" Hybrid

Most OEMs offer one or more hybrid models but only for cars or crossover vehicles. The full-sized pickup truck market has been without this technology until now.  Read more>>>

Securing the Connected Car

Imagine driving along and your refrigerator sends a message to your connected car letting you know that you are out of milk.  Read more>>>

The Future of Hybrid Vehicles

At the turn of the 20th century, the idea that automobiles, a new technology at the time, had to be powered by gasoline wasn't a given.  Read more>>>

Advanced Driver Assist Systems

ADS, or advanced driver-assistance systems, is front and center in today's automotive technology and is the precursor to fully autonomous driving vehicles.

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Connected Versus "Connected" Vehicle

What do Automobiles and Smartphones have in common? The auto industry is entering a phase of significant innovation where vehicles will be  considered personal transportation “devices” with many of the features found on smartphones.  Read more>>>

Pocket Power, OBD-II Scantools

Professional technicians don't generally purchase tools that do-it-your-self owners use. This article explorers the alternatives to professional-grade scan tools and code readers.  Read more>>>