Jonathan Apfelbaum learned to fly before he could drive and has his PPL as well as seaplane, glider and instrument ratings. When not at his day job as
an emergency physician, he
can be found tinkering on his homebuilt GlaStar. Julia Apfelbaum is a U.S. Navy veteran with a career working on electronics on E/A-6B Prowlers and E/A-18G Growlers. She’s a private pilot and will finish her A&P in 2021. When not flying her 1955 Cessna 180, Julia is restoring a 1947 SV-4C Stampe. She is the lead photographer of Distant Thunder Aviation.
You like to think that once you're finished building, those deliriously long cross-country flights you've been craving are near at hand. Enter the DAR, who may or may not agree with that premise. Columnist Amy Laboda and her husband were just such eager beavers, but they soon learned (somewhat reluctantly) that there's value in listening to the voice of experience.