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It's high time I checked in from THE BIG SHOW -  AirVenture 2018! It's been a crazy-busy couple days since touching down on 36 Right just before they shut down arrivals for the day on Sunday. Instead of Indy, this year my flight to OSH...

If you have a "thing" about Lockheed Electra's, Hudson automobiles (that have a surprising history) or the mystery of Amelia Earhart, you just might love this post. [caption id="attachment_48544" align="aligncenter" width="570"] In the background sits Muriel, the last remaining airplane that's exactly like the one Amelia...

Hard to believe but true, I am at the Amelia Earhart Festival in Atchison, Kansas. Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum The Amelia Earhart Festival is an annual event that celebrates not only Earhart's flying career, but also the spirit of adventure she possessed and the determination that took...

Summer Papple was the winner of our LadiesLoveTaildraggers 2018 Tailwheel Endorsement Scholarship with Debby Rihn-Harvey. Based on the great pictures and enthusiastic comments from Summer, Harvey-Rihn Aviation in Texas is an excellent choice for our future lady taildragger pilots. Congratulations to new taildragger pilot, Summer...

Once again, at my home base, MQJ, an electric bi-fold hangar door came crashing down. For the 3 individuals standing close by, both inside and outside the hangar, it was their lucky day. Had they been walking under the door or pushing their aircraft in...

We have a new private pilot! [caption id="attachment_48405" align="aligncenter" width="570"] A very excited Jodie Gawthrop![/caption] It turns out that Jodie Gawthrop is FAR more than an average 18 year old with dreams of flying. Today she got the job done, earned her ticket, and I'm very proud of...

Observations from our +10,000 mile flight around the rim - not to be confused with trip highlights. ;) [caption id="attachment_47961" align="aligncenter" width="280"] A ladies room in California. Wow, that could of been a close call![/caption] [caption id="attachment_48319" align="aligncenter" width="570"] No matter what this picture indicates, the United...