Rick has always been interested in flying, catching a ride with anyone he could, anytime he could. Finally making the decision late in life to go for it, he received his sport pilot license 4 years ago at the age of 58. He attended a Sonex builders class at the factory in Oshkosh and purchased a Waiex kit. He is just completing it and will have it in the air soon. He joined EAA and local Chapter 484 where he is Vice President. He flies out of Calaveras (KCPU), one of the special facilities in California Gold Country. His little airport is well-known and the aviators there are world renowned. Pilots come from all over the world for float plane training. By the time you read this Rick will have completed the requirements and earned his private pilot license.