A pilot at last.

Early motivation

I first became interested in learning to fly as an elementary school student. This was during the height of the Apollo program so all the students in my class were following spaceflight quite intently. During this time, my brother Erik and I were taken up for a ride in a small plane by a friend of the family. I found it quite exciting and this was further enforced by later rides at a charity flights program at Lake Elmo airport in Minnesota (21D). I was not able to take any real action on learning to fly until July 2015, when I started training for a private pilot certificate and shortly thereafter bought my 1969 Cessna Cardinal, N30540.

Current Qualifications

Certified flight instructor, single engine land airplanes and gliders; Instrument rated. Commerical pilot helicopters. Advanced ground instructor.


I have written 3 articles about my flying so far.


FAA Medical Information With the increasing number of conditions and medications which can prevent a want to be pilot from obtaining an FAA medical, aspiring pilots are well advised to carefully consider how to approach that process. This page and the accompanying FAQs are designed to provide information beforehand to ensure the best outcome.

AM Radio Stations Overlay Maps. This is a collection of .kml files showing the location and frequencies of all licensed AM radio stations in the US.

Chatting while flying and "fingers". An article containing details of the regulations and practices concerning use of VHF radio frequencies for chatting with other pilot's in the air.

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