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 […]

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 […]

Tora 101 – The Last Flight – Tora! Tora! Tora!

 Living in Wichita, Kansas, the Air Capitol of the World, I am privileged to know many aviators.  Men and women who influence the world, without necessarily being well-known.  I attended the memorial service of one of those special people recently, the pilot of Tora 101. I met Douglas Roy Jackson during the restoration of […]

Drones, Airspace and Liberty – How Are They Compatable?

 “Owning a drone does not a pilot make.” ― Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe I am an Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified private pilot.  This is one of three FAA airmen’s certificates I hold : The first one I earned was the Control Tower Operator (CTO) when I certified as a controller at the Wichita Airport Traffic Control […]

This Time With Music! A Flight To Longda, Papua Indonesia

 Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. –  Plato In a previous post, I wrote about a flight I took to Longda, Papua in the interior of Indonesia.  For the video in the […]