Years ago, a gentleman with a four digit EAA number,
explained to me why EAA is a good organization. His simple
explanation: It is an organization for anyone who has a passion or
interest in aviation. Ray “went West” a few years ago but before he did
he built several aircraft from plans and several aircraft from kits including
fixed and rotary wing aircraft. His success as an entrepreneur allowed
him to restore and fly a T-28.
This was the second year I flew my Defiant to Oshkosh.
On Sunday July 24th, purely by chance, my wife had a brief
conversation with Lori from the video crew that filmed all of the AOPA Live
interviews. As a result of that brief conversation, AOPA Live interviewed
my wife, my son and myself. The interviews happened at random, unplanned
and unscripted! If interested, you can find the interview at:
or go to www.aopa.org/aopalive
and search for “Defiant family.”
FYI: I was one of two Defiant builder / pilot’s
scheduled to fly in the Rutan tribute. I (my plane) was also selected by
the Home Built Review committee to fly in the Home Built Review on Friday, July
29th. My Defiant was one of twenty-two Home Builts (one of
three canards) to fly in the review.