Ben L

                              Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth.
                       And danced the skies on laughter - silvered wings

                       Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
                       of sun-split clouds, and done a hundred things 
                       you have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

                       High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
                       I've chased the shouting wind along and flung 
                       my eager craft through footless halls of air

                       Up, up the long delirious, burning blue
                       I've topped the wind swept heights with easy grace,
                       where never lark, or even eagle, flew

                       And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod -
                       the high untrespassed sanctity of space,
                       Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

                                                         High flight - by John Gillespie Magee Jr.

     Welcome to my flight photo galleries. This is my showroom "if you will" for planes I have built, flown and have yet to crash!  In recent years I have opted to remain firmly planted on the ground, but you never know.  Click on the picture to Enlarge .

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       In the 1980's I decided to stop jumping off the roof of my house to experience flight and put on a real set of wings.  And while the rest is history-  I thank god I'm not.  I began flying gliders and decided and engine would be helpful for those longer flights to and from Hemet and San Jose CA.  In the mean time if it had wings and I didn't have to steal it - I found a way to fly It!   
Real planes I have flown