"...And once you have tasted flight, you will walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you long to return."
I received my pilots license almost 30 years ago and still am as excited as a kid going to Disneyland when I get around planes and the people that fly them. It has been said that a pilot is a technician, but an aviator is an artist with an airplane.
I hope to be remembered as an aviator.
As a hobby I enjoy flying and restoring old airplanes. The EAA division to which I belong is now called the Vintage Aircraft Association formerly known as the Antique Classic Division. An Antique is an airplane manufactured before January 1, 1946 and a Classic is manufactured between January 1, 1946 and December 31, 1955. The aircraft produced between 1956 and 1960 are called Contemporaries. The various divisions of EAA can be accessed through the EAA page.
My current project is a 1946 Ercoupe which I'm restoring after rescuing it out of an open field where it had been sitting for years. The Ercoupe page chronicles my current project (it's a Classic!).
All great things have their roots and my aviation interests go back as far as I can remember. As a little boy I stood in the hobby shop and dreamed of flying one of those models. Once I could cut grass to make a buck I saved and bought my first control line model and engine. From then on, and still today, I enjoy model airplanes although they have become more expensive and radio control is a long way from the control line circle. The links on the Model Aviation page are to the organizations that support and promote model aviation.
Most of the logos on these pages are links to their sites.
If you are interested in learning to fly, below are a couple of links to get you further information.
This page last updated 05/25/2002