Karl is a retired engineer, financial officer, air charter manager, and computer consultant. He started on his aviation career in 1954. At age eighty-one Karl owned a Globe-Temco Swift, and had FAA Commercial SEL, SES, MEL, and Glider certificates collected in 3,000+ flying hours over the intervening years. His CFII rating is lapsed.
Dolly is enthusiastic about aviation and knitting.
Photo: The cockpit of Howard Hughes “Spruce Goose” in McMinnville, Oregon.
During the 2011-2013 summers Dolly and son Len with help from Karl, completed a studs out remodeling of an apartment that is to be a summer home in Michigan. In 2014, contemplating how bored he’d be without some project, Karl came to the conclusion that doing an aircraft build is age independent.