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Jonathan & Julia Apfelbaum

Jonathan & Julia Apfelbaum
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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.

A Certain A-Piel

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Meet this gem of an airplane.

Love at First Sight

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John Lake’s lifelong passion for the Marquart Charger.

“What Do You Mean, You’ve Flown My Plane!”

It’s a small world, but it’s full of giant coincidences.

Saurenman Aero Works REVO

Lean, mean aerobatic machine.

SX Appeal

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Sleek looks and a 300-hp Lycoming make the SX300 a very sexy single.

Hiperbipe

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The Swiss Army knife of airplanes.

As Good as Gold

Herrill Davenport’s Golden Nugget is one of a kind.

Tour de Brodhead

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It’s not a race!

Blast From the Past

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Chris Hill’s Dr.I replica is as close as you can get to an actual 1917 Fokker Dreidecker.

Prop Job

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How often do you wander the flight line and see a classic aircraft with a propeller that just makes you stop and go “Wow!”...

In Case You Missed it

Engine Swap Time

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Exploring the many different options.

Light Stuff

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The next revolution in recreational aircraft is coming, and its electric! This is evidenced by Randall Fishmans ElectraFlyer-C electric-powered aircraft, which flew at last years AirVenture Oshkosh; by Dave Martin.

A Hole Where an Airshow Should Be

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EAA’s decision to cancel AirVenture 2020 as a precaution against the coronavirus has created...

Checkpoints

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The magic of flying.