I purchased this Kolb Firefly, partly covered quick-build kit on Craigslist for $6,000 with the engine, materials, BRS, and propeller, after the previous owner passed away. It took me twelve weeks to finish. With my name being Al, and an Air Force vet, I figured Al-Force-One would be a great name!
I taught myself to fly in an MX Sport. This is my second aircraft, and being a tail-dragger, it took some runs up and down runway to get rudder control down—then off I went! It has been a dream come true and such a great flying machine. I’m at X49, south of Lakeland, Florida. Come out say hi, meet the group and join in on the fun!
The engine is a Rotax 447 and it’s equipped with a ballistic recovery chute. This is my first build and I hope you all like her.
Great magazine – I always look forward much to the next issue – keep em coming!