Tom's Flight Dreams

I've topped the winds-swept heights where never Lark or even Eagle flew...

Milestones in my aviation experience


 “A pilot’s business is with the wind, with the stars, with sand, with the sea. He strives to outwit the forces of nature. He stares with expectancy for the coming of dawn the way a gardener awaits the coming of spring. He looks forward to port as to a promised land, and truth for him is what lives in the stars.” ‘

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1939

“Wind, Sand, Stars”











Standing in front of the T-34C right after my first Navy solo

Invictus on the ramp with N3006V in Ithaca, NT (1994), the plane in which I did my initial solo

Posing with the Blanik at the Coastal Soaring Association in Pensacola, FL

Posing with my two training jets, the T-2C ‘Buckeye’ and TA-4J ‘Skyhawk’ at NAS Meridian, MS

My Wings

4-ship of Prowlers over the San Juan Islands in August, 1989

Me with the Prowler in July 1989

Invictus over Rushmore in 2001

Shot from the Arlington Airshow, July 1999


Summary:(as of 11/27/15)

Airplanes I have flown:

  • Canards:

  •   Long-EZ -- mine, of course...

  •   Berkut -- James Redmond

  •   VariEZE -- Chuck Charles

  •   Cozy III

  •    Cozy IV -- Marc Zeitlin

  •    Dragonfly -- Wikipedia

  •    Quickie -- Wikipedia

  •    VariViggen - Wikipedia

  •    Velocity XLR --
  • Cessna: -- ,

  • Grumman AA-5B “Tiger”

  • Piper --
  • Beech

  • Glasair II TD

  • Van’s --

  • Mooney: --

  • Pitts: -- Wikipedia

  • Cirrus SR20 --

  • Lake LA-4 “Buccaneer” -- Malcom's Lake webpage
  • TRI-R Technologies KIS TR-1C