Spring is here, which means it’s time to start thinking about quick warm-weather getaways. A favorite around here is Put-in-Bay (3w2 is the identifier). The best route from Smith Field… Read more »

Medications and the FAA

Now that spring is upon us and it’s allergy season, have you given much thought to what medications you are going to take to combat pollen — especially if you… Read more »

Young Eagles

Have you been at SMD on a Saturday during the summer and saw a lot of kids and parents milling around the ramp by Hangar 2? Did you wonder what… Read more »

Missing the Forest for the Trees

With my takeoff checklist complete, I lined up on runway 14 at Dove Airstrip (MO81) in Christian Wings for the World‘s C150 with my instructor, Lionel Smith. I applied the… Read more »

Building a Kit Plane – Part 5

Thinking back to being in school and longing to hear that we had a 2-hour delay brings back fond memories. However, as the Zenith CH750 project comes together, I cringe… Read more »

Building a Kit Plane – Part 4

As the seasons continue to change, the Zenith project is blooming into what will soon not just look like an airplane, but actually be a flying machine. Since the last… Read more »

Building a Kit Plane – Part 3

Have you ever read a book that was so good you just couldn’t put it down? I’m finding out that building a plane is a very similar scenario. The story… Read more »

Building a Kit Plane – Part 2

It’s amazing what can be done in a few weeks time. On December 16, the wings and tail were in the (nearly) completed state you read about in Hangar Talk… Read more »

Building a Kit Plane

Even though I’ve been exposed to aviation for less than two years, I have embraced multiple opportunities to further my education relating to it. From completing my private ticket to… Read more »