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 […]

Harnessing the Thrill: Powering A Cute Experimental Sporty Biplane

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. Franklin D. Roosevelt The thrill of building an Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) biplane comes and goes.  I say “I’m building” in the same way a homebuilder throws money at a house project, while a team does the work.  Yet, I am a […]

Significant Fresh Progress On The Improved Sturdy Biplane Wings

The Chapter 88 EAA Biplane Project is entering new territory with biplane wings.  The two upper wings are complete minus covering and the upper center section is almost reassembled!  Staging is now underway for the two lower wings for which Daddy had the materials but had not yet begun.  The ribs are complete, hardware prepped […]

Biplane Building-How Perseverance, Passion, And Perspective Equals Progress

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. – John Quincy In January, we reached a significant milestone on the Chapter 88 Biplane building project.  The upper right wing was completed and hung on the shop wall! A video of this moment has been posted on the Chapter’s Facebook […]

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 […]

Exciting First Steps For Biplane Dream Underway!

Exciting First Steps! The beginning is the most important part of the work. -Plato The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao Tzu It has begun!  After: the initial transport from my hangar to the EAA workshop last July, collecting of plans, Oshkosh, coordinating work teams, the fall fly-in season and the […]

How To Stay Up To Date On EAA Airplane Building

“To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. To fly is everything.”  – Otto Lilienthal An airplane building project my father began in the 1960s has been re-begun.   “The Biplane – A Dream And Hope Resurrected” post provides the background for the extraordinary turn of events that has resurrected a dream all but […]

The Biplane – A Dream And Hope Resurrected

Me, at seven years of age: “Daddy, how long will it take to build the biplane?“ Daddy: “I’m not sure, but you will probably be old enough to fly it by the time it is done”. Me: “How old to I have to be to fly?” Daddy: “At least 16 years old.” I asked the […]

Finishing Strong In 2023 – A Reset Adventure Coming!

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.” —Joseph Campbell Finishing strong helps me let go and look forward with joy.  I am writing this just a few […]