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 […]

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 […]

Awesome News! The Biplane Baby Has A Name!

“It matters what you call a thing.” ― Solmaz Sharif, Look A name is important, but naming an airplane is very important.  Why?  There are a number of reasons, the first of which is a name elevates.  It says, this is significant enough to be given an identity.  I know objects are just that, a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Three Ways Quiet Pivotal Moments Can Burst Open New Adventures

In the quiet moments, the discoveries are made. – Vera Farmiga I look back, now, and I know that the naming moment, which seemed so insignificant then, which seemed to demand no more than an arbitrary and superstitious yes or no, was in fact a pivotal moment in my life. – Gregory David Roberts   I remember the […]

The First Plunge – Conquer Doubt And Fear – Give Your Story A Voice!

A great change in life is like a cold bath in water-we all hesitate at the first plunge” – Letitia Elizabeth Landon My first plunge at giving stories voice was in February 2016.  The desire to gather and share personal stories lurked in my soul for many years.  It was one of those “someday” desires that […]