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 […]

Two Unusual Exciting Ways To A Pilot’s Licence

“Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth would be to have been young and never dreamed at all.”  Jean Genet Acquiring a private pilot’s licence in the United States is fairly straightforward: Pass the Federal Aviation Administration’s(FAA) written exam Take flying (and landing) lessons from a FAA certified flight instructor (CFI) for at […]

How One Decision Made A Dream Soar

A couple of years ago, I heard about The Kansas Air Tour.  I was attending another aviation event and several of my pilot friends had just landed at Jabara Airport, where the tour ended.   It was at that moment I unconsciously made one decision this is something I would like to do. At the time […]

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 […]

Cessna Aircraft And Showing Love For The Isolated

“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 Recently I was privileged to be part of a delegation who converged  at the Textron Customer Delivery Center in Independence, KS […]