The House of Rapp

Affordable Flying

Posted by in Aviation, Economy/Finance

Fewer and fewer non-professional pilots can afford to stay in the cockpit anymore, but there are quite a few ways to reduce the cost of flying if you’re creative about it. Here are a few ideas to get you started.


Posted by in Aerobatics, Aviation, Miscellaneous

I explain the lack of updates on the site, along with current news from the aviation sector and my personal life.


A Day at Medfly

Posted by in Aviation

A photographic tour of a day of flying at the California Medfly eradication program — one of my many day jobs.

US Airways 1549 Damage Photos

Posted by in Safety

Fascinating damage photos taken during the salvage of US Airways Flight 1549 illustrate just how tough aircraft are built.


Kristi’s Cub Flight

Posted by in Aviation

An account (with photos) of a sunset flight down the coast in a 1943 Piper J-3 Cub.