a passion for aviation

and the projects that keep us flying!

The Garaggio Ez, and namesake of this website was Joe’s first homebuilt airplane project. Now with over 200 hours of flight time, the airplane continues to provide fun economical flying.

Brian’s Defiant

Acquired in July of 2020, this airplane project was started by the late Brian Martinez. Follow along as Joe completes the build and gets Brian’s Defiant flying.


Ramp Rat’s Ride, a Lancair Legacy is what Joe races at Reno. Like all homebuilt airplanes, they are never done and Joe continues to modify his go-fast airplane for more speed.

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Lower Cowl Mold, times two

The lower cowl geometry doesn’t lend itself well to making it a single piece mold. The centerline scoop/tunnel/boat tail has geometry that would “capture” the plug, and subsequent parts, in the mold if it was laid up as a single piece. You can still do a single piece mold, but there are some draw backs.Continue reading “Lower Cowl Mold, times two”

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Joe is a professional pilot and an aviation enthusiast. Click below to learn more about Joe.

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