Aviation

I’ve been involved in many facets of general aviation for over 25 years and am a private pilot. As a writer always on the lookout for interesting characters and good stories, it was only natural that I started writing about aviation. Most of my articles are about interesting aviators I’ve met along the way. I’ve also written about airplane restorations, some technical articles and stories about my family’s flying adventures. Here are samples of some of the Aviation stories I have written. Click on the story titles below to read each story.

Smokey and the Pipers

Story about Smokey Bear and how the the 1950s media sensation has an enduring connection to Piper Airplanes.

Published in Piper Flyer Magazine, November 2017.

Tri-Pacer Time Machine


Read Tri-Pacer Time Machine, a story about a completely original and actively flying 1953 Piper PA-22-135 Tri-Pacer.

Tri-Pacer Time Machine was published in Piper Flyer.

Airshow Vagabond

Story about an award-winning Piper Vagabond with a fascinating history.  Airshow Entertainer: Lowell White’s Vagabond – A Piper Vagabond Finds Its Way Home.

Published in the November, 2014 issue of Piper Flyer.

Pilots: Chuck Doyle Jr.

Read the profile of pilot and airplane collector, Chuck Doyle.

Published in AOPA Pilot Magazine May 2010.

Air Race Classic

Story of Minnesota pilot Karen Workman who dreams about flying a 2,400 miles race across the country and makes her dream come true!

Published in Womeninc. July 2009

 

Cover Girl

Stewart Systems’ three-day workshop convinces this Piper pilot she has the right stuff to cover an airplane.

Published in General Aviation News, February 20, 2009.