Since we began this project, our Co-Founder Hal Bryan has become the Online Community Manager for the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. We’re thrilled he still has time to participate in our project as an occasional contributor. He is a second generation pilot whose father met his mother when he was the captain and she was a stewardess on a United Airlines DC-6 in about 1960.
Hal grew up on a private airstrip, and started flying the family’s 1944 Cessna T-50 (think “Sky King”) when he was 4 years old. He had to sit on a stack of phonebooks just to see the artificial horizon; some years later he was tall enough to see the real thing. Since then, he’s amassed time in more than three dozen types – the older and more unusual the better – including his long-standing love, the de Havilland Tiger Moth. He’s an aviation buff through-and-through, a professional common denominator, amateur historian, officially self-proclaimed “Super Genius”, and a notary public.
Update: Hal Bryan, an experienced pilot who created and built much of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s social media and online community presence, has been promoted to Senior Editor of EAA Publications.
Hal flies because he can’t not.