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Mark Zilinsky's Eaglerock A-12 project

Posted in Members | December 02, 2009

Mark Zilinsky of Chandelle Aero writes: Here are pictures of the Eaglerock projects. In addition to my A-12, I’m also working on an A-4 and A-14. It’s a rather ambitious project but I have the parts available for the three airplanes and thought it would be quite the sight seeing three different Eaglerock models flying in formation. The pictures of the Comet engine for my A-12 is one I found a couple years ago, new still in the create.

Mark has more photos and commentary in the gallery section of his website.

Mark Zilinsky's Model A and CK Bird wings

Posted in Members | December 02, 2009

Mark Zilinsky goes on: In addition to the Eagerocks my shop is building wings for a Bird Model A and a CK. By the way, dad turned 80 this summer and is still flying. See you at Blakesburg.

Journey Stories Video

Posted in Members | December 02, 2009

Biplanes rides and runway action in this video from Freeman Field, Junction City, Kansas.

Ryan Georgi's Blog: Why flitter at 500 feet over the water when you can climb over? I'll tell you why, but not here!

Posted in Members | December 02, 2009
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Doedo Schipper's Jungmann Videos: Sunny Winter's Day in Colorado

Posted in Members | December 01, 2009

Yesterday was a nice sunny day in Colorado. No wind. I tried out my contourHD camera. It is a very small light weight camera, no wires. It records on a little memory card. It probably was the last flight of the season. Snow is predicted to start at 2100h tonight.


Texas Chapter December Newsletter

Posted in Chapter News | December 01, 2009
Here's the Texas Chapter December Newsletter. Chapter and member news, Broomsticks and Aerobatics, a photos from the Chili event at the Nunn's, and Scott Glover's Travel Air 6000.

See all the Chapter Newsletters.

Friends of Aviation's Blog: On Space & Time, by Rob Bach

Posted in Members | December 01, 2009
This article is from Friends of Aviation's Blog Aviation News, who has kindly granted permission to re-publish on

Rob Bach - Self Portrait

Though our friend Rob Bach needs no introduction really, my wife Dharma and I felt compelled to write a few words; he is one of those larger than life characters, one of those people you consider yourself lucky to count as a friend. And why wouldn’t he be? if you consider his lineage, he is the son of acclaimed writer Richard Bach and his mother is the amazing editor and author Bette Fineman Bach. So as you might imagine, the material coming from such a luminous constellation is nothing short of rivetting. We enjoy Rob’s work in so many levels. One of the most profound ways in which his words inspire us is the level of humanity with which he writes. Though they capture the adventure in a rich way, they are real, they transcend the mere adventure and reach into the core of the human soul. They really touch the heart and leave you not just entertained, but a changed person. He is a permanent member of our Board of Advisors and it is an honor to have him be our first contributing writer. I hope you all enjoy his work as much as we do. Without further ado, here is Rob Bach:

ON SPACE & TIME, by Rob Bach

So, a moment ago, there was a happily empty space here. It was perfect in its nothingness, calm, cold, content. This absence of things was absolute and expected nothing other than to go merrily along devoid of chaos.

Introduce TIME and entropy started immediately. The Big Bang was like that: once TIME BECAME it screwed up all that perfect peace with STUFF BECOMING at a remarkable (and suddenly measurable) rate.

There, then, was the first trade-off of Perfection for Possibility—and so it is here with the seed of an idea Nik (our kind host) had to make a ripple in your experience.


Just you and nobody else.

I’ve never thought that a story I’d care to write would be read by anyone except Mom (who delights in anything I create today as she did when I was in the first grade). Faced with this new opportunity to write once in a while I’ve decided I’ll write just for You. One person (and Mom).

What You get to read from me will be thoughts on flying airplanes, old and new, working as a pilot for a living, building planes for the heck of it, and capturing it all in words and pictures as artfully as I’m able.

Creation is a wonderful thing even though it destroys what came before. Witnessing that life cycle of ideas made manifest is just as amazing as the creation itself. Even though you may not fly or write or craft imagery you can still be a Watcher.

I’ll never pole vault over a bar set six meters over a giant sponge, but I love to watch dedicated people try to do it. Being the audience for excellence is as important as the achievement itself—and so here You are.

Besides flying, I try to photograph airplanes as art. They are a subject worthy of a lifetime effort—my six meter bar. Capturing the essence of a machine that was built by the hands of a hundred people isn’t easy. Most photographers approach the subject like any other machine and take some very pretty pictures in the process. I’d rather make an image that peels away that first impression of the thing and lets You get a sense of the airplane as something other than You thought it was.

Once in a great while, I’ll get pretty close. And now that I know You are here, I’ll try a little harder to understand what I’m doing.

My next entry might be something about the life of the airline pilot or working with dope and fabric or trying to shoot air-to-air in crummy weather. I have no idea. What do You want?

For now then there is just This and so, as in the Beginning when Something came from Nothing, let there be Light:

Copyright 2009 Rob Bach

Don Parsons' Blog: Cub Progress 11-30-09

Posted in Members | December 01, 2009
This article is from Don Parsons' Blog Flying Antique Airplanes, who has kindly granted permission to re-publish on

I came back from the Thanksgiving Holiday all pumped up to work on the Cub. With the floorboards in, it's going to go quickly again for a while. I managed to find the screws and the screw holes for the trim, throttle plates, carb heat and fuel shut-off valves to fasten all of those down. I put the front seat in just to see how it fit and so I could start dreaming of making airplane noises. After I took it out, I put in the control sticks. They still have masking paper on the grips. The two rudder pedals have the springs on them but since that's where the seat goes, they are not tightened down yet.

Skagit Aero's Blog: Stinson L-5 Stops By For A Visit

Posted in Members | November 29, 2009
This article is from Skagit Aero's Blog Skagit Aero Museum, who has kindly granted permission to re-publish on

Paul Cullman is a somewhat regular visitor to Concrete. He stopped by with his Grob motorglider a few times over the summer, but today he flew in with his Stinson L-5B. We’ve heard stories of the airplane, and it was great to see it up close. Paul has been flying for a long time, and was entertaining us with stories from his early days when he says he was much less responsible.

Stories of landing a Champ on one wheel and taxiing to the parking space without letting the other wheel touch sounds like an amazing demonstration of skill more than anything else. He says it was the local flight school who called it irresponsible because the students were trying to emulate the maneuver!

Paul’s L-5 is an ambulance version from 1944. He has promised to fly some of his other interesting airplanes to Concrete in the coming weeks, so stay tuned and who knows what might show up!


Treetop Flyers - Slideshow #3 of the 2009 Fly-In

Posted in News | November 27, 2009

Brent Taylor has published the third and final slideshow of photos from the 2009 Fly-In: Treetop Flyers. See all the AntiqueAirfield videos and all videos from the 2009 fly-in.