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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.

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

The Dawn Patrol

Dick and Sharon Starks help a fellow member of The Kansas City Dawn Patrol ready his WW-I replica aircraft—a Mariner amphibian in 1918 Curtiss Seagull livery—for its FAA airworthiness inspection.

Empty Nest Syndrome

Looking for a new project to fill the shop.

AeroLectrics

Why we need regulated voltage in our aircraft and how zener diodes, resistors, transistors and semiconductors help us get there.

Metal vs. Wood

Part 2: Reworking a wood propeller.