Mallory. I love
everything about flying and
them, flying them,
fixing them, flying them, and flying them.
Building my own airplane has always been a
dream, and I’m
having a great
time making it come true.
have been flying
aircraft for twenty
years as a Weapons Systems Officer, WSO, in the United States Air Force. That means I sit in the
back seat of the
fighter and run the radar and guide the bombs to the target. I also have a full set of
controls and have
logged quite a few hours on the stick.
over 3500 hours flying in the T-37, T-38, T-43,
T-1, T-39, T-6,
F-4, F-111 and F-15E. I’ve
also flown in
the F-15D, F-18 and F-16. I’ve
since I was a little kid that I wanted to fly jets.
Looking back I can’t believe
I’ve been able
to do all that.
civilian side, I
multi-engine land, instrument
rating and have over 750 hours flying “little”
airplanes. I have
my Airframe and
license, and am waiting to retire from the Air Force before I get my
first mechanical thing I remember
doing was the
“frame-up restoration” on my bicycle that my dad
and I did when I was
10. Since then I
have moved on to bigger projects
with more horsepower. I’ve
1937 Chevy ½ ton pickup truck and built
a Big Bear Chopper motorcycle.
not build my own airplane?
the RV-8 doesn’t complete the list.
My wife is worried because she knows that
waiting in the wings are the plans for a full sized Fokker-DR1 triplane
Redfern plans), the dream to rebuild a Beech-18, and the fantasy to own
her thoughts here. I’m
hard time convincing
her that the Reno Air Races are safer than flying jets in combat, but I
given up yet.
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