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Marty is an active duty military helicopter pilot based in the eastern United States. He has a Master of Aeronautical Science specializing in Aviation/Aerospace Safety Systems and Management and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering.

Take Off

Today, December 17, 2013, is the 110th anniversary of the Wright Brothers  first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, NC.  We all know the amazing things this event brought to our world.  Unfortunately, flying also brought us new ways to hurt or kill ourselves and break things. was created with the hope we can do better, particularly in General Aviation.  Come by to learn and share your own experiences and stories.  Tell your friends and I look forward to your visits to Read Before Flight!


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