Category Archives: 2015 Jan/Feb

The Best Kept Secret In The Sierras

Pine, Mountain, Lake, Airpark, BenzingThe best kept secret in the Sierras:  Pine Mountain Lake Airpark (PML), located in the Sierra Nevada foothills in the town of Groveland, California, is known for its temperate climate and statistically averages 300 days of sunshine a year.  Having built a home on the runway in the 80’s and resided there for 8 1/2 years, I can confirm those statistics are accurate.  Since then it has grown and is now home to aviation legends and airshow pilots whose names include Clay Lacy, Wayne Handley, Melissa and Rex Pemberton and the owners of the log cabin home featured in this article, airshow performer Vicky Benzing and her husband Jeff. Continue reading The Best Kept Secret In The Sierras

The Renaissance of Wood

Wood, Aircraft, Hangar, Morton, Buildings In a recent issue of HangarSphere, I penned an article about “Understanding the Engineered Metal Building Industry.” The industry has matured greatly over the last couple of decades and costs, processes, construction, and quality are all attributes that have shown incredible improvement. But steel isn’t the only game in town. Continue reading The Renaissance of Wood