Hello, my name is Bryan. I've always dreamed of owning/flying a Rutan canard airplane. I purchased a LongEz project back in the 90's, a fuselage on the gear, but made no progress due to a career change, I finally sold it. I often wonder if the fellow I sold it to ever completed it, problem is I can't remember his name. I think the SN was 1989, not sure.
Anyhow, I'm married, no children and CSMEL with instrument privileges. I've flow a variety of airplanes but I learned when I flew for a living it became a job. That takes all the fun out of it.
I browse the internet every day for airplanes that perhaps I could afford to own. I came across an ad at a obscure website where a man was advertising a couple of Varieze's in his basement that he needed to move. It was within a 150 miles so I called him and arranged to meet so I could see what he had. I was pleasantly surprised to find a couple of dormant projects complete with all the hardware, foam and glass that was needed to complete both planes, plus some spares. (no engines, avionics, a few instruments) We negotiated a deal and I picked everything up this past Friday, 02.17.17. I believe I can have one flying in a year. I'm sure I will have lots of questions during that period so I will be on here often.
I joined the local EAA chapter, haven't been to a meeting yet. I need a DAR inspection to get my repairman's certificate. Already reserved N555BD.
I took a few photo's
Edited by Bryan Dover, 18 February 2017 - 11:11 PM.