Three Lessons To Employ When It All Falls Apart – Fly The Plane!

I returned and saw under the sun that— The race is not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favor to men of skill; But time and chance happen to them all. – Solomon Some principles are timeless and work across […]

What To Do When Catastrophe Strikes – Fly the Plane!

“It was not a crash.  We knew what we were doing.  It was a forced water landing.” – from the Movie, “Sully” Aviation, both as a pilot and an air traffic controller, have taught me what to do in an emergency:  Fly The Plane. When I found myself talking to an aircraft in distress, one […]

What To Do When Disaster Strikes – Fly the Plane!

”May you live every day of your life. “  Jonathan Swift “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Jesus, in Matthew 6:24 This BLOG posted the first time on the last day of 2016.  I am re-posting as prayers go forth for those in the […]

What Is Happening With The Cute Biplane Build?

The Biplane Build:  To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything. – Otto Lilienthal Aviation is still considered a man’s world by many. The time to reach young ladies is during their first years of school. Research has shown that although children may change their minds several […]

“Go With Aircoupe – The Plane That is Going Places”

“Go With Aircoupe – The Plane That is Going Places” – Headline From Ad in 1961 Flying Magazine I own a 1961 Forney Aircoupe inherited from my father.  Along with the sheer joy of taking off, leaving the two-dimensional earthbound realm, this little red and white plane abounds with stories. Recently I was contacted via […]

A Labor Of Love – What’s Happening On The EAA Biplane?

To invent an EAA Biplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything. -Otto Lilienthal I am building an EAA biplane as a part of an EAA project team.  Early this spring, my Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter toured the Go Create facility located on the Wichita State University campus.  The tour […]

An Update On Daddy’s Biplane

It’s time to update the progress on the biplane project.  For those unaware of this, below is a partial reprint of an earlier BLOG post.  The update is at the end of the post. Me, at seven years of age: “Daddy, how long will it take to build the biplane?“ Daddy: “I’m not sure, but […]

Multiplying Days On Earth With Airplanes

“That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.”   Deut 11: 21 A couple of years ago I was privileged to be part of a delegation who converged  at the Textron Customer […]

It’s AWKWARD: First Flying Lesson

[social_warfare] “Anything worth doing well is worth doing badly in the beginning” – Marshall Thurber  “Even when it feels award…” – Nancy Cullen  I do not like doing things badly.  I want to do things well.  The first time.  I see others doing a thing well, with grace and ease, so I jump in and, well, […]