How To Tap Into Your Unique Inner Legacy

I’ve always liked the idea of memoirs, going into someone else’s life, going through someone else’s day and getting out of your own head. – Isabel Gillies The decision to start this BLOG came from a desire to preserve stories.  To capture those bits of memory that get lost as generations pass and years go […]

How Flying Is A Walk Of Faith

 “Sometimes a pilot has to take a firm grip on emotions, forcing oneself to take a firm control of a nervous stomach or shaking hand.”  Weather Flying, Robert N. Buck Aviation is a world seeped in perceptions of thrills and frightful emotions.  In reality, it requires just the opposite.  Being led by ones emotions […]

What Is So Wrong About Distraction?

As a former air traffic controller and current private pilot, we learned about distraction –  to recognize, mitigate and, avoid it in my work environment was a core part of training. In the air traffic world, side conversations and noise not related to the work at hand was watched for meticulously. Why?  Everyone knew distraction […]

If You Are In Kansas Then You Can Be An Aviator

This was my second year as an exhibitor at Kansas Aviation Day.  I and a fellow Advocate Wing member participated on the behalf of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) to showcase yet another way Kansas Aviation is employed. Since a majority of MAF’s fleet of almost 50 aircraft based in 17 countries are Cessna Aircraft from […]

How To Tame Time Like An Air Traffic Controller

They say the job of air traffic control is telling pilots where to go, and this for the most part, correct.  That definition, of course, includes a tongue-in-cheek double entendre which makes it fun!  However, behind that privilege and responsibility is another skill:  Telling Time Where To Go.  Air traffic control is the ultimate in […]

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Success Is A Long Walk In The Same Direction

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ~ African proverb I consider myself a fairly independent person.  Taught to carry my own weight, do my part and not quit, I champion getting things done.  I like my time alone.  Yet,  it is when I am part […]

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 […]

Five Most Interesting 2018 Posts From THE STONEBRIDGE

At the end of each year, it is interesting to see which posts got the most action on THE STONEBRIDGE BLOG.  If I were better an analyzing the buckets of data I have access to I might be able to discern why what posts get attention.   As it is, I am simply grateful folks stop by […]

How To Resurrect An Airplane In Style

“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die,  Life is a broken-winged bird,  That cannot fly.”  – Langston Hughes My roots in aviation came from my father.  His sprouted in the 1960s.  I do not know what or who influenced him.  He had not flown in the military nor been involved in aviation prior to his decision […]