Orcas Island

This year I had the chance to go to the Orcas Island EAA flyin. What a great time we had. This was the first time that my wife Debbie had a chance to go airplane camping in the RV since it was finished 3 years ago. This was going to be an adventure that’s for

TruTrak ADI

Well here is the latest upgrade to the plane. I replaced the basic turn coordinator I had in the panel with a new ADI from TruTrak. It is a solid state (no moving gyro) AH. It shows pitch, roll, and gps direction and comes with a backlight. So far I have about 10 hours of


I started construction of a Vans RV9A (SN 90374) in July 2001. The first flight was February 23rd 2003! Progress was steady for about 18 months. I used all the standard build kits from Vans Aircraft. Starting with the tail kit, then wings, next fuselage, then finally the finishing kit. FWF included a new Aerosport

There and back again – Oshkosh 2005

After days of clouds and weather in the northwest, just 12 hours since we dodged our way to Portland and back, the morning dawned calm with a large clearing over the Auburn / Kent area. With the plane loaded to the max, 2 daring aviators were ready for a 6 am liftoff. The forecast was