An Airplane Update: One Year Later

An Airplane Update: One Year Later

It’s been one year since we bought our airplane and a lot has happened since then!  Mark spent the summer refurbishing the motor since it had been sitting for 10 years and did not run when we bought it.  On the last day of September it was flight-worthy and he...
An airplane update: finding out if the engine will run

An airplane update: finding out if the engine will run

When we bought our Kitfox airplane three weeks ago, we bought it knowing there was a possibility it would need a new motor.  We got such a great deal, the airframe alone was worth the price we paid, that we were willing to take the risk of having to buy a new motor. ...
We bought a Kitfox airplane (and trailered it home)!

We bought a Kitfox airplane (and trailered it home)!

Tuesday was one of those days that we’ll never forget.  After a year-long, exhaustive search for an airplane that would fit our budget, our lifestyle and would perform well in the mountains…we finally found it.  And in the most unexpected way. Through the...
Aerial Photography: The California Desert

Aerial Photography: The California Desert

The desert didn’t always scream beauty to me until recently.  If you look closely, there are textures and colors in the desert unlike anywhere else.  Mark is a member of a flying club in Lake Havasu City where he has access to a few different airplanes to fly. ...
To Iowa and back in a Cessna 172

To Iowa and back in a Cessna 172

above: a mid-way fuel stop, not much going on in McCook, Nebraska Last week we hopped in a Cessna 172 and flew across the midwest to visit Mark’s family in Iowa.  It’s something we’ve dreamed of doing for years now so it was pretty sweet to finally...