MEFi 2015 informal

MEFI is still small, informal, and the highest concentration of brainy airplane geeks I’ve run into. At least half of the people in this picture are engineers or test pilots. Astronaut Mike Melvill, on the far right facing the camera, gave a fascinating speech covering the major Scaled Composites projects he worked on during his 32 years as a test pilot for Burt Rutan. Photo: Jenny Carreon.

MEFI is still small, informal, and the highest concentration of brainy airplane geeks I’ve run into. At least half of the people in this picture are engineers or test pilots. Astronaut Mike Melvill, on the far right facing the camera, gave a fascinating speech covering the major Scaled Composites projects he worked on during his 32 years as a test pilot for Burt Rutan. Photo: Jenny Carreon.

KITPLANES Web editor Omar Filipovic, based in Portland, Oregon, is a GlaStar builder—old school, that is, he’s taking his time and doing everything himself.

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