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Dec092009 - About

 If you really love to fly... love to think about, talk about, and learn about avaition, then you're a lot like me.  And I think that makes us both AirPigz!  When you 'pig out' on something, you take it in like crazy, you just can't get enough.  That's what AirPigz is all about.  A real passion for anything that gets us off the ground.  You know- "hog wild about anything that flies!'

 The pig concept seems to fit pretty well here, and I hope the AirPigz logo makes you feel like you are right there blasting thru the sky... eyes focused on where you are headed!

 I've been blessed with a lifetime of interesting aviation experiences.  From sailplanes to skydiving, from homebuilt aircraft to commercial airliners, from hot-air balloons to R/C models.  I'm interested in it all!

 I also like to think outside the box a little too, so you can expect a little different view sometimes and a bit of a wacky attitude that'll be a lot of fun!  On this date, 12-9-09, is re-launching (after having technical issues) exactly one year after it was originally launched, and I've still got loads of cool ideas for where this thing is going.  We're back up and running and bringing some of the most interesting and enteraining aviation info around. 

 This is an extremely grass-roots project and your help in spreading the word to your friends in the aviation world is greatly appreciated.  The more people we can get enjoying the AirPigz experience, the more we'll be able to do in bringing you one of the best aviaition websites in the world!

 I'm also looking for groovy content spotters out there to pass along info on extremely cool things happening in the world of aviation.  Please send me your tips to the email below.

 And thanx for being part of AirPigz, where we Love To Fly!

 Martt Clupper



 Yep, that's me at age 11 in 1972 along with my dad Bob Clupper on the left and Ed Prose on the right... both retired as United Airlines 747 captains in the 80's.  

 The airplane is N6G, the first Breezy ever built from plans... built by Jack Gardiner in California in the 60's.  My dad owned it for a couple of years until it got blown over (along with the Ford Tri-Motor NC8407, now operated by the EAA) in the big windstorm at Burlington, Wisconsin in 1973.


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Reader Comments (11)

This is great, I am glad to see that someone has come up with an aviation site that is blog like and contributes to the aviation community. I love the picture above, the black and white adds to the validity. I think my dad had the same jacket! I am like you, just cant get enough, even though I do it for a living

August 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKen the Aviation guy

I've never seen such a wonderful collection of aviation "stuff". This is the greatest! I sent links to all my av friends. Keep up the great work! Thank you thank you thank you! Gary

August 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary Jones

Just found the site today. I think I will be spending a lot of time here checking this out. Having grown up an Air Force kid and around private pilots as well, i have a deep appreciation for all things aviation.

Keep it up!

August 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRTF Skymaster

Great Blog! And what a awesome airplane to grow up with!

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRunway Pilot

Just discovered your site through you tube. What was the final rusult of your VP-1? Did you finish it? I am looking to build a plane and still trying to figure out which one would best fit me.

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBryan Alldredge

Bryan- Unfortunately, my continued lack of financial resources has pretty much put Project VP on hold... and that's pretty sad cuz it doesn't even take all that much money to get a Volksplane built! I'm hopeful that I'll find some way to get it done for Oshkosh 2011.

And thanx to everyone else for the nice comments - I'm really glad you like AirPigz!

October 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMartt (admin)

Matt- I love you site and I am always happy when I come across a person that has a real passion for aviation. Keep up the good work and thank you for such a great website with tons of info on flying!


I just wanted to say that I love your site and what you are contributing to the aviation community! I have a shared passion of everything in the flying world too and it is enjoyable to see this here on your site!

Keep up the great work!

All the best,
~Julie Sims

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Sims

I see you had started the website and I am inspired by your vision of sharing news on aviation. Great work!

Great stuffs should be spread around and hope that I can be part of this sharing, just like your various posts on aviation.

Meanwhile all the best to both of us to pursue and serve people through aviation. Glad to know fellow aviators contributing to the society.

This is a GREAT site man! Love the one of a kind pictures, stories and everything. I'm one of those AirPigz!

August 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLarry Eckstein

After a visit to the Ulster Aviation Society which was amazing. I was telling my 87 year old mother about it. It turns out she was a short hand typist at Shorts, Northern Ireland and was involved with taking notes about the SC1 Vertical Take Off. Her boss was a Mr Brunsgill who had a stutter which gave her plenty of time to take short hand notes.
Just thought I would share this information with yourself.
I would love now to get a SC1 to the Ulster Aviation Society.

August 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah

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