Jay Apt is a pilot and aircraft owner with over 5,000 hours of experience in 25 types of aircraft, sailplanes, and human-powered aircraft. He has flown single-engine aircraft to Greenland, Iceland, Europe, Alaska, and Central America. He almost always takes a camera with him when he flies.

Dawn Formation Flight
West Texas

Sunrise (photo by Jay Apt)

West Texas in the late afternoon (photo by Jay Apt)

Formation Rainbow

On the way to the practice launch countdown for STS-47, our four jets found this rainbow while we were enroute to an airport in Georgia (photo by Jay Apt)

T38's Near KSC

End of a long day near Kennedy Space Center (photo by Jay Apt)

Beech 18

Jayís 1965 Beechcraft Model 18, a Twin Beech. The design first flew in 1937, and was produced through 1969 (photo by Chris St. Onge from her Staggerwing Beech).

Radial Engine

An animation of the radial engine used in the Beech 18, and many of the great aircraft of the 1930ís, 1940ís, and 1950ís. The design provides even cooling and fuel distribution to the cylinders compared to in-line or V-designs, but creates high drag due to the large frontal area.  These engines sound wonderful when they are running :

Oshkosh 2000

Jay with the nose art on the Beech 18 camping at the Experimental Aircraft Associationís AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in July 2000 (photo by Phil Weston).

Takeoff!

Always ready for a new adventure! Jayís Beech H18 near Tullahoma, Tennessee in late 2001
(photo by Shelby Smith). Jay owned the Twin Beech from 2000 through 2006.

Jayís current aircraft, a Beechcraft Bonanza (photo by Joe Teplitz).

 

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