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Vic Syracuse

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Vic is a fixed-wing and helicopter commercial pilot, CFII with ASMEL/ASES ratings, an A&P/IA, DAR, and EAA technical advisor and flight counselor. Passionately involved in aviation for over 40 years, he has built 11 aircraft and logged over 10,000 hours in 72 different kinds of aircraft. Vic volunteers as a Young Eagle pilot, has his own sport aviation business called Base Leg Aviation, and has written two books on aircraft prebuy and condition inspections.

Checkpoints

Those pesky inspections.

Checkpoints

First flights.

Checkpoints

Do we really need all of these toys?

Checkpoints

Along the way.

In Case You Missed it

Wind Tunnel

The Flying Flea.

1909 Blériot XI

A near-exact replica of the first airplane to fly across the English Channel.

Plane and Simple

Trailering an aircraft.

Pilot Proficiency

When determining whos best to conduct the first flight, its a risk versus reward equation. By Doug Rozendaal.