Growing Older is Good

Last October, the Flint Michigan Flight Standards District Office of the FAA honored me and three other matured pilots with an award known as the Master Pilot Award.  It’s really an award for being OCD about flying and safely maintaining that interest for fifty years.


The cake was really tasty.

Thought for the day

I’ll reprise something I sent my HBS class secretary a year ago this month. “A Trump administration will not be without anxious times for the public.  Remember the Air traffic Controller’s Strike, the walkout from the Reykjavik Summit and “Tear down this wall” by Reagan?  Those were anxious times during the administration of arguably the greatest presidency of the 20th century.” So Much for politics.”

I am elated that I finally mastered the skill of being able to take photos and videos from my Phone or iPad and publish them immediately via WordPress on followed by posting on Facebook.  Traffic is building ‘hughly’.  It is amazing that this little device that we carry around in a pocket gives individuals the power previously available only to major media.  From here on its a question of audience size.  Of course the Kardashians learned that long ago.

Step One


Vans shipped the RV-7 preview plans yesterday. I’ve been reading everything I can find about construction. Hope for a ride at Oshkosh.


Plans arrived.  Is that the beginning of an RV Grin?



This is the Michigan pole barn that is being converted into the RV-7 construction site.  Today I completed a pad and cover for our 20 gal air compressor to sit outside the barn.  There is still much cleaning to do before it is ready to receive the quickbuild wings and fuselage next spring.