Zenith live online aviation building workshop

The team at Zenith Aircraft announced that they are going to move their rudder workshop online. This is a workshop that has previously been in person that lets folks build a Zenith rudder from scratch. It does a great job of helping prospective builders feel comfortable with the tools, skills and mindset required to build... Continue Reading →

The Mark Watney Move

Looking for some fun news in these "trying times"? Look no further than your friendly neighborhood kids at NASA: The Futurism.com headline reads, "NASA Fixes Mars Lander By Telling It to Hit Itself With a Shovel". They should call this the Mark Watney move. Follow the project on Twitter and the Official Website.

A Year with the Tiger

Five years ago tomorrow I had my first flying lesson. In the four years following, I had a grand total of 120 hours in my logbook, and half of them were the first year. For those of you who might be wondering, that's really not a lot. It wasn't exactly by choice- given the opportunity... Continue Reading →

Friday Fun: Your own two place jet

Sonex aircraft introduced an affordable (everything is relative) single seat jet a few years ago. Just this week they've announced a 2 place version of the same model. Expected completed cost is around $140k. While mostly impractical, it's hard to argue that this thing wont be at least as much fun as the single seat... Continue Reading →

“Kids these days…”

Don’t you just love it when someone starts a conversation with this? “Kids these days need to keep their heads outside! Watch for traffic. They're too busy looking at screens and following the magenta line.” You’ve heard some variation of this. Maybe you’re the one saying it. Age is a poor qualifier for most things.... Continue Reading →

Friday fun: acing your written

I've had a blast following Sara Nilser go from not knowing much about flying to well on her way to getting her wings. She did a great write up this week on how she got a 98% on her written test by going all in on her studies. I'm currently studying for both my Instrument... Continue Reading →

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