The House of Rapp

A Skosh of Paranoia

Posted by in Safety

You’ll hear all sorts of advice on emergent situations. Some say never rush into anything, others will tell you immediate, decisive action is invaluable. It would be lovely if there was a single “best strategy” for every situation, but like many things in the world of aviation, there are times when one of those responses can save your bacon… and just as many when it might get you killed. The real key is knowing which is which.

SR22 Delivery Flight

Posted by in Aviation, Technology, Travel

A select few among us still have the opportunity to hop a miserable flight in the aluminum tube and take delivery of a brand new airplane just as it rolls off the final assembly line. I made just such a trip recently, and that “new airplane” smell really is intoxicating.

Will This Thing Roll?

Posted by in Aerobatics, Aviation, Safety

You know you’ve thought about it. Is rolling that non-aerobatic airplane such a hot idea? The answer won’t surprise you, but the reasons might.


When Glass Breaks

Posted by in IFR, Safety

Odd electrical gremlins lead to partial panel flight in an SR-22

Applemoon “Flying” Slide Show

Posted by in Aviation

More aviation-themed engagement photos published, along with a multimedia slide show.