|Posted by EAA Chapter 1611 on January 9, 2018 at 5:50 PM||comments (14)|
This is an interview of Mac on 12/6/2015 regarding the book, "History of Aviation in Rockland County". At the time he was 88 years old. As everyone who knows Mac can attest, he is a wealth of information about aviation in Bergen County, NJ and Rockland and Orange County, NY. I was warned that I might find this boring, but it is anything but that. I want to post it here so that others could take a listen and...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EAA Chapter 1611 on December 13, 2017 at 4:45 PM||comments (0)|
After our first chapter gathering, I was speaking with student member who had an interest in a foam board ultralight. My initial thoughts were along the lines of “man, that is crazy”. But then I remembered that in 1977, a friend and I built one of these...
It was called a “Batso” - a primitive hang glider that we made from bamboo poles and black plastic. We never got airborne other than a hop or a...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EAA Chapter 1611 on December 8, 2017 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
This is probably the #1 reason most non-active pilots have for not flying. It's just too dang expensive. If you own an aircraft, you've got the hangar or tie-down cost, and on going maintenance costs. And the insurance. And the annual. If you rent, those costs can add up pretty quickly if you fly regularly. It's no different if you are a student pilot. Those hourly rental costs really add up. For some folks it is a simple matter of affordability.
But where there is a will, t...Read Full Post »