I recently completed my Zenith CH 750 after the original was nearly destroyed due to engine failure and subsequent off airport landing.
N724JV is a Wag-Aero Sport Trainer Acro version with a Continental C85-12F engine. It was a 16 year build and was completed in July, 2017. Continue reading "Santorelly Cubby"
Scott French of Iowa and an Australian threesome comprising Alan Arthur, Doug Harrington and Avon Furphy have completed, certified and flown their Bearhawk Patrols in September 2018. Continue reading "Two Bearhawk Patrols Take to the Air"
Here is my RV8 that I completed in June 2017. I didn't have enough time to fly off my phase one in time for Oshkosh but I did get there for 2018. I started with a quick build kit (if you call four and a half years quick build) and then added the Show Planes fast back conversion.
This Searey amphibian was built over a three year period by owners Bob Schmitz and Glen Clarke in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada.
Initial flights in September 2018 were trouble-free with the normal adjustments. Continue reading "Clarke-Schmitz Searey"
Sometime after my grandfather passed away I ran across a curious photo of him in an airplane. Turns out he was one of the first aviators in the newly formed aviation division of the Austro-Hungarian Empire's military. No one in the family ever told me about it, not even he. The airplane turned out to be a 1912 Taube, designed by Igo Etrich and built by Lohner in Vienna. Continue reading "Michel Fithian-Eyb's 1912 Etrich Taube Series F Replica"