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.


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.


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