Garaggio EZ Victory Tour – Phoenix – Denver – St. Paul

Wednesday I finished with work early, so I was able to start Betty’s trek back home to the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The high level plan for the trip was to fly to Denver and spend the night with my buddy Lance. Then the next day make it all the way toContinue reading “Garaggio EZ Victory Tour – Phoenix – Denver – St. Paul”

Flying with Jon

Jon and I don’t get a lot the same days off, but on the 3rd the weather was nice and we were both off. So we went flying. This was his second ride. He hasn’t flown small airplanes for like 8 years so we spent some time doing some slow flight and demonstrated the canardContinue reading “Flying with Jon”

Carpe Diem

Today was such a beautiful day here. One of those days you just have to take advantage of. Plus, May 2nd is a day I am reminded not to take my time for granted. So how better to ‘carpe diem’ than going for an airplane ride. My buddy Dru picked me up in his beautifullyContinue reading “Carpe Diem”

Flying and Installation

This morning Greg and I were going to go flying to maintain his instrument currency. Unfortunately, his Tiger had an inoperative right brake, so instead we took his Long EZ out for a while. That was fun. Incidentally, he keeps both of his airplanes in a standard T-Hangar. Kinda cool that you can squeeze twoContinue reading “Flying and Installation”

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”

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”

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”

Just too nice of a day

Today I spent a little time working on a part for Vic. If you recall, about 5 months ago, Vic asked me to help fix a part for a friend’s hot tub. It seems as though when there are non-airplane projects they take longer than they should… or maybe I just get distracted by airplaneContinue reading “Just too nice of a day”