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Archive of posts filed under the Personalities category.

Scott Winton

Another article reproduced by kind permission of Arthur Marcel, about ultralight aviation pioneers, this time about Scott Winton. Please click on the box at the top right of the post to view with Google Docs. Thank you Arthur.     

LGT Stratos History

Another article reproduced by kind permission of Arthur Marcel, about ultralight aviation pioneers, Charles and Helena Ligeti. Please click on the box at the top right of the post to view with Google Docs. Thank you Arthur.     

Ultralight Pioneer Sander Veenstra

Today, an article reproduced by kind permission of Arthur Marcel, about ultralight aviation pioneer, Sander Veenstra. Please click on the box at the top right of the post to view with Google Docs. Thank you Arthur.     

Popular Flier Dies at Gatton Airpark

For the most part, I just do this blog for the heck of it. Just a hobby, don’t take it too seriously. But when I find myself reporting on the flying-related deaths of not just people who are known to me, but friends, it gives me an unpleasant feeling. Such is the case with the […]

Winkle Brown, Living Legend

You’ve probably never heard of ‘Winkle’ Brown, reckoned by some to be the greatest pilot ever. And he probably is. Here’s a BBC article about the man… perhaps you’ll agree, like me, about what has kept him alive over the years. Meticulous preparation. I’ll think of him next time I jump in the aeroplane, after […]