I am a private pilot rated for single engine land airplanes and
helicopters. I have around 200 hours of PIC time about evenly
divided between rotor and fixed wing.
I did my fixed-wing training at American Flyers at DuPage Airport (DPA)
in suburban Chicago, using Cessna 172s.
I did my rotor-wing training at a place called Eagle Air Helicopters,
which was based out of Aurora Municipal Airport (ARR) in suburban
Chicago, in Hughes 269 piston helicopters.
I've done some additional training with
Helicopter Adventures in Concord,
California (starting in 1987, when it was just Patrick and Stephen
in a trailer) and
Concepts in Frederick, Maryland, in Robinson R-22s.
I have been a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) since 1986.
I currently perform business and engineering consulting in the
Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (see www.rdss.com
for more information).
I also provide computer hardware, software and security
consulting and programming
In my spare time I write a monthly column for a radio communications