The trio is rolling

Had both Greg and Jon in the workshop today, and we had a great day. We were able to get a few things done. First off, yesterday, I was playing hooky form the Garaggio. ┬áIt was a recharging kind of day. Brewing beer in the morning and going for an airplane ride in the afternoon.Continue reading “The trio is rolling”

Playing hooky

I took a field trip to the upholstery shop to see Sean and his progress today. It is looking fantastic. He even had me bring the seats home and check fit again in the airplane. I’m not going to share the photos until it’s completely done, but you will love it. Today was a beautifulContinue reading “Playing hooky”

After Oshkosh, a nibble on the Elephant

It has been almost a month since I have posted on the Garaggio. Thats mostly because it has been a month since I have been able to spend any time in the workshop. The AirVenture Cup and Oshkosh both suck up a lot of time. I was lucky to get time off work for bothContinue reading “After Oshkosh, a nibble on the Elephant”

Remembering why I build

I get the privilege of flying an RV-7A from time to time for a friend of mine. He lost his medical and is working on getting it back. For now he needs a safety pilot to fly with him. But with schedule conflicts that doesn’t happen as often as he would like the airplane toContinue reading “Remembering why I build”

Operation Prime, Part Duce

Its been a couple days since the last post, and I did get to work on the airplane for a short while sanding three days ago. There was not much to show for it so forgive me for not putting up a blog post and another picture of a microed surface that still needs work.Continue reading “Operation Prime, Part Duce”

End of an Era

Well, I told you a bit ago that I had some distractions going on outside the Garaggio. Today was the end of an Era. Today was my last flight with my now former employer. I was fortunate enough to be able to have my good friend Lance as my first officer, and another good friendContinue reading “End of an Era”

Hood Work & Stick of Pain

Today we had to do a flight review for Greg and get him instrument current. So we had to get the hood (view limiting device) out and do some flying. Guess it pays to be a flight instructor. That took most of the day but I was still able to get a few hours inContinue reading “Hood Work & Stick of Pain”