The House of Rapp

User Fees for All

Posted by in Car and Driver, Economy/Finance

User fees for general aviation have been proposed — and rejected — over and over again for nearly two decades. Today something new is in the works: the Federal government has decided to start with the highways instead. It makes me a bit nervous, and I can’t help but wonder whether GA will be able to make the case against those fees after the “freeway” moniker has been fully transformed into a sad anachronism.

500,000 Miles

Posted by in Aviation, Car and Driver

Five hundred thousand miles might not be much of a feat in an airplane, but when that number shows up on the odometer in your car, it’s pretty special — especially when all the major components on your vehicle are original!

My New Car!

Posted by in Car and Driver

Yes! Finally, a new car! The buying experience was painful, but the end result was worth it.

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Two Hundred Thousand

Posted by in Car and Driver

My trusty Mitsubishi Eclipse reaches 200,000 miles. But she won’t last forever, so I’m looking ahead to The Next Thing.

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Jet Powered Volkswagon

Posted by in Car and Driver

Forget that sport pilot stuff.  If I ever lose my medical, I’m building one of these: Even Bubb Rubb wouldn’t be able to handle this thing.  According to the builder: This is a street-legal jet car.  The car has two engines: the production gasoline engine in the front driving the front wheels and…read more

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