Marino learned to fly at the age of 15 and earned a glider license at 16. He later graduated as an aeronautical engineer, acquired both a PPL and CPL/IFR, and also flew as a military pilot. He studied scientific journalism and is working today as a professional aviation journalist and editor. Marino has built several Experimental aircraft and is the editor of the World Directory of Leisure Aviation catalog.
This month, Light Stuff columnist Dave Martin briefly reviews the history of single-seat ultralights and predicts their future as ELSAs. Assuming they are neither fat nor too fast, getting the required training may still be a stickler.