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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.

As Good as Gold

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

Tour de Brodhead

It’s not a race!

Blast From the Past

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

Prop Job

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

Ryan ST Reimagined

Timber Tiger Aircraft’s ST-L brings modern technology to a classic design.
N82EZ Long-EZ

It Don’t Come Easy

After 13 years, Allen Floyd builds a Grand Champion Long-EZ.

In Case You Missed it

Kit Stuff

Building Before Buying

Potential Sonex builders learn basic skills before writing a big check for a kit.

Rapid Prototyping and Experimental Design

3D-printed composite part molds. By Ken Krueger.

Engine Beat

What are your options to get the annual condition inspection done when you're not the original builder of the aircraft? By Steve Ells.