Proud Brother Moment

My brother (The Aerospace Genius as I’ve dubbed him) was the lead engineer developing this plane:

It was unveiled at Oshkosh this year, as a surprise. It was a little easier to keep the secret, as this single-engine plane went from first meeting to first flight in 200 days! Way to go little brother (and the very capable company he works for)!

No, I’m not buying one (I’m just a doctor), but if I hit the Lotto it’d be on my short list.


  1. Hi GruntDoc, Congratulations to your brother! As a former aerospace engineer I wondered where your brother worked everytime you mentioned the Aerospace Genius. I spent a lot of time in Mojave, CA back then (which sounds like Nowhere, USA to most people, but I am sure your brother would recognize the name). His airplane has a few similarities to the V-Jet, which was built in Mojave.

  2. very cool design–congrats !

  3. Aerospace Genius says:

    Hey, thanks for the post! That was a spectacularly cool project to do.

    Oliver, I do indeed know about all the fun happenings in Mojave, which is in fact Nowhere USA, but that’s not where I work.

  4. Aerospace Genius says:

    Small world, eh?

  5. “Small world, eh?”

    Actually that’s not me (I’m assuming you’re referring to the F16 engineer). But it’s nice to see that someone else has taken a similar career path. It’s nice not to be the only one…

    Aerospace is tough. Congratulations again on your success.