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My formal education is in Music Education.  Not engineering or aeronautical anything.  

I spent 37 years as a high school & middle school band teacher for school districts in Georgia and Michigan.  

And now, I'm building a Nieuport in the basement!


Born in Atlanta, GA
Building a plane in Manistee, MI

Hi!  I'm Mike.  I'm building a plane in the basement.  


I earned my private pilot's license at the age of 52, after years of wanting to do so.  I began building this Nieuport (in my basement) in 2014.  

My story could be your story - don't wait!  As me anything - if you have a question about how I'm building this or any of the hints I could offer.  Ask away!  


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