I occasionally post somewhat weird pictures
related to the Fly Baby to various mailing lists and forum
pages. Usually, it relates to posing something with my
Sometimes the tale gets told on the Stories
page, but many times the
photo itself isn't enough to warrant its own web page.
So...this page is a collection of these shots. Each is
preceded with the original text that accompanied the
photo. I add the newest to the top, so you don't have to
scroll all the way to the bottom.
These are all intact images, with no Photoshopping
involved. For modified photos, see the Altered States
Caption: "The Arlington Fly-In is coming! Time for
the annual bath. Oh, while I was at it, I washed the
recommended that I dress a bit nicer when I fly. Here's the
On one of the homebuilding forms, we were discussing whether
the required "Passenger Warning" placard was required for
single-seat homebuilts. Just to be on the safe side, I
Music Player Help Needed
My Fly Baby looks like an antique airplane. I've always
wanted to install a music system so I can listen to tunes while
flying, but wanted a. system that matches the antique appearance
of the Fly Baby.
I've found the perfect setup...but am having trouble figuring
out how to install it. Anyone have any ideas?
(April Fool's Day, 2016)
New Flying Helmet
Hey, guys...I bought a new helmet for flying in rain!
(Comments were also made about now being
prepared for any duels involving balloons and
On Being a Pilot
My grandnephews Hale and Gage came to visit, and of
course had to have their pictures taken in the cockpit of
Moonraker. Lent itself well to a caption....
A Piper Plays Proper Respect to a Fly Baby
All right, THIS is just plain mean. A sad day for this
Malibu owner; his nosegear collapsed and the plane had to
get dragged to a tiedown spot. I was taxiing by, saw
the Piper in this attitude, and just had to dash over for a
I Shall Call Him.... Mini-Me
Kind of a shock when you're just surfing around on the
Internet and find a company selling replicas of your own
aircraft...complete with a picture of you flying it.
For some odd reason, the picture doesn't like to show up
on some iterations of Firefox. Click
Here for a direct link to the image.
Rocketeer to the Rescue!
My wife buys me great toys for Christmas. A
while back, she bought me a beautiful replica of the
helmet from the movie, "The Rocketeer". This not
a cheap-jack knock-off replica, it was very nicely
done and fully authorized by the Disney Corporation.
The one drawback: They only make one size, and
it doesn't fit. :-(
(The strange thing is, until I added this picture to the
web page, I didn't realize that it kinda looked like the
Rocketeer had punched through the bottom of the wing...)
What? It's Just Another Wooden Airplane, Isn't
Showing the Fly Baby colors in Howard Hughes' seat in
the Spruce Goose in McMinnville, Oregon.