About the builder

I grew up around airplanes in Alaska; my dad was an A&P mechanic and avionics technician. I came to Minnesota for college and met the girl who is now my lovely wife. After college I decided to pursue my pilot’s license, something I’d had in the back of my mind for quite some time (I remember writing a journal entry about wanting to fly in elementary school), but never had the money for. I still don’t have the money, but I’ve been bitten by the bug.

I am a relatively young builder, having started this project at age 23. With some luck, I’ll finish before I’m 50. My education is in music, and I work as the staff recording engineer at a local college, as well as a church musician. I also have a business (since 1999) doing recording & production, along with duplication of CD’s: Pacific Rim Sound.

My logbook totals:

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Feel free to contact me with any comments.

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  1. 1 On May 16th, 2009, Mom said:

    I love being able to see the progress you are making.

  2. 2 On November 21st, 2011, Dave Arieno said:


    This is your Mom’s insurance guy, Dave. She suggested I check out your Webpage and the progress you’ve made on your project. I am duly impressed! AWESOME!!! Your dedication and skill are evident, Two thumbs up!!

  3. 3 On December 14th, 2012, Lyle said:

    Hi Joshua, who did your fuel caps?

    Lyle Clarkson
    RV 9A Finishing

  4. 4 On October 3rd, 2013, Dave Arieno said:


    Your aircraft is am impressive accomplishment to say the least. Fly it with pride!

    WELL DONE! POst more pics! How about you juast taking off, etc….


  5. 5 On June 20th, 2015, Neil corella said:

    What oil cooler did you go with. Smaller one from vans or larger one. Thanks. Neil

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