|One Thousand Hours
Total Time Air Frame
|Tuesday, January 27, 2015 was a milestone in my AirBike aviating
career. I want to share my achievement with you.
|Following Tuesday's afternoon flight, my AirBike's accumulated flight time reached
1000 hours total time! That is an average of 60 flying hours per year over the last
16-1/2 years! And I have the calluses on my rear to prove it!
|Never in my wildest dreams upon finishing my AirBike in 1998 did I ever think that
my life would be changed like it has been. Flying my AirBike started me on a path
that opened up an entirely new world. One of the best ways to share my
experiences was via this website.
|At the time, it was impossible to realize how
much fun flying would be, how many places my
little plane would take me, how many new
friends I would make. The places I traveled to
were as exciting as the thrill of flying there.
Flying situations challenged my
decision-making and led me to a level of
self-confidence I had not known. Additionally,
the satisfaction of planing and accomplishing
long multi-day cross-country trips, being a
forum speaker at AirVenture and eventually
entering the new horizons of publishing
magazine articles and photographs were all
extensions of flying and a way to share those
None of that would have happened if I
didn't have my AirBike.
|Thanks to all of you for being a part of my life these past 16 years. Our
community of light plane aviators around the world provides a wonderful
support system. It is fun sharing experiences with people who have the
same passion. I also appreciate those of you who log in just to
vicariously experience my flying activities. Welcome aboard!
Rock on! Fly for fun! God, I love this flying stuff!
It has been an amazing ride!
Paul D. Fiebich
a.k.a. AirBike Ace
|Thanks to Dick Rake, an aviator,
member of the Lonesome Buzzards
Board, and avid stamp collector for
making this replica postage stamp
to commemorate my achievement!