Introduction

I'm a Commercial Pilot with Airplane Single Engline Land (ASEL), Airplane Single Engine Sea (ASES), Instrument and Remote Pilot ratings. I have Private Pilot privileges for Airplane Multi-Engine Land (AMEL) and Rotorcraft/Helicopter. I've been flying since 1989 and have about 2,500 hours - most of it in tailwheel airplanes. I have owned the 1986 Maule MX-7-180 bush plane above since 1998. See the AIRPLANE tab for more information about my Maule. Since 2012 I have flown forest fires for the North Carolina Forest Service in a 1985 Cessna A185F scout plane. I own an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), also called a drone, that I use for commercial aerial photographs and videos. See the DRONE tab for more information about my drone business. The ADVENTURES tab contains travel blogs with pictures of my flying adventures. See my August 2016 trip to the Idaho back country in my Maule. The OTHER tab is for sharing information unrelated to flying. The PRIVATE1 tab is where I share information that requires a password for access. I also designed and built this website. It uses hand-coded HTML, PHP scripts and a MYSQL database. My web development capability includes HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, MySQL and Google Maps Javascript API.