About / Contact

I grew up around airplanes in Alaska; my dad was an A&P mechanic and avionics technician. I came to Minnesota for college, where I met the girl who became my wife. After school I decided to pursue my pilot’s certificate, 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).  I completed my training in 2007 and rented locally for a few years.  My airplane first flew in August 2012, and as of summer 2017, I’ve flown about 280 hours in it.

I am a relatively young builder, having started this project at 23.  Aside from building and flying airplanes, I’ve dabbled in construction & remodeling on the properties we’ve owned, including the bottom-to-top build of our current home. I earn my living as a broadcast engineer, and do a bit of freelance work in that area as well.

Feel free to email me with questions, comments, requests, or just to chat about building & flying.  You can also find me on Twitter @KL1PV.

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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

  6. 6 On July 10th, 2017, Joshua said:

    Neil — I have the Stewart Warner 8406R, which IIRC is about the same size as the one Vans sells, but is claimed to have a higher capacity. I’ve had no problem whatsoever with oil temps.

  7. 7 On August 30th, 2019, Tom Sampson said:

    Hi Joshua … love the great pics … can you tell me who did your switch overlay panels that look to be engraved?
    Best, Tom Sampson
    Portland, Oregon

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