Although I have only been flying RC airplanes since 2010, I have been building models kits (and other things) most of my life.
A product of the Space Race era, I grew up fascinated by anything to do with airplanes, rockets, and technology in general. When I was younger, I satisfied my obsession by building Guillows free flight kits, Estees rockets, and a variety of static display plastic kits. I always wanted to get into radio control, but couldn’t afford the cash outlay when I was younger.
After college, my attention turned to cars (Mustangs in particular), career, and family, and quite naturally I lost my interest in model building. And even though I started my career as an aerospace engineer, I transitioned into IT in the mid 90’s and had pretty much gotten away from aviation all-together.
In late 2009, however, I began to “re-examine my priorities” (my kids called it a mid-life crisis) and decided to re-kindle my interest in aviation and get back into model airplanes. Also being interested in military history, WW II era warbirds are a particular obsession of mine.
I initially set out to keep a personal journal of my RC modeling adventures, but then decided to “get with the times” and created this blog. I hope that you find something of interest here.