When I called AOPA Member, Dave Berenholtz to discuss catching up to see his Long EZ aircraft (pronounced 'EE-ZEE' because the 'yanks' pronounce things strangely), I was excited. I knew a few things about Dave, like that he had been some months full time on the project at Moorabbin Airport. And that he already had purchased a flying Long EZ some years before. But it's what I didn't know that totally floored me - this musician and ex guitar shop owner had never really built a thing in his life, and the aircraft was always destined to fly him around the world.

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Courtesy: AOPA Australia. By AOPA Australia Digital Editor, NICHOLAS CHRISTIE.

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