Tag Archives: authorBrett

There’s a New Bipe in Town

  Brett here Just a quick note to tell everyone about our newest bipe that we were able to get airborne at the Cajun Nats this past weekend.  I was able to get 3 flights on it and I can report that the airplane has exceeded expectations. We have applied what we’ve learned with the Alferma […]

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CK Aero 2016 USA Nats Wrapup

Click inside for a special offer on ARF Allures. We’re celebrating a successful Nats by giving you a bunch of free stuff if you buy an Allure — one time offer!

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Another One in the Books

Hard to believe Bryan and I just finished our 4th visit to the World Championship. It was a great event. The Swiss really outdid themselves with the organization and execution, truly world class. I’ve never seen so many spectators at an F3A event! I don’t know how, but they found a way to make it […]

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What a Day for the US of A! (+ Videos)

First day of competition for the 2015 F3A World Championship in the books. For me, it was a long day of anticipation for my one flight of the day at 5:00PM. The World Championships is different than any other contest in the pure length of it. One full week of competition makes it difficult to […]

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Practice, Laundry, Beer, and the Japanese

Long day today. It has been one of those days that remind you why you love the world championships. In the morning we had a long day of practice. Today was a particularly productive day. Jean Paul, a 4-time French team manager (2 WCs and 2 European Championships) and good friend of many of us […]

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It’s Always an Adventure!

I should be writing this from a Swiss hotel right now, but as just about anyone who travels knows, things don’t always go according to plan. Bryan and I had a flight delayed out of New Orleans for a maintenance issue so we missed our connecting flight to Zurich. We arrived in Atlanta last night, […]

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What Does It Take to Prepare for a World Championship?

Ooph, that’s a good question. I’m not sure I know the full answer to that question yet. If I did I would probably be World Champion. That’s part of competition, always striving to make yourself better, always looking for that next little leg up. Bryan and I never stop pushing for better. You have to […]

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USA Allure, Up Close and Personal (+Details and Pricing!)

We have had a lot of interest in the Allure that I will be flying at the World Championships in Switzerland. I knew I was going to fly the Allure in the preliminaries of the world championships as soon as I had my first few flights on it while practicing for the team trials. When […]

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Allure Has Great Success at USA Nationals

Results speak for themselves.   Bryan and I have been raving about this airplane from day one and now it seems as though our words had some weight. The 2015 U.S. Nationals have just concluded and the Allure was flown by the top 3 pilots in F3A! We may be wrong, but Bryan and I […]

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Allures on US Soil!

Just a quick update to keep everyone in the loop. The first shipment of Allures is currently sitting at the docks in California waiting to be processed through customs. Assuming no unexpected delays, they should arrive in Louisiana by the end of the month. After a personal inspection by Bryan himself they will be shipped […]

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Bryan Interviews, Part 3: Biplanes

Biplanes: one more thing the pattern world loves to talk about. Bryan understands them better than most. “What’s up with biplanes?”, you say? Find out!

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Bryan Interviews, Part 2: The Allure

Great insight into the thought process that went behind the Allure and design in general! Part 3 coming soon.

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Interview Series with Bryan, Part 1: CK Aero

This new interview series with Bryan gives you a behind the scenes look at where CK Aero came from and offers insight into the design and trimming process that Bryan is so renown for.

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Allure: Behind the Scenes

The Allure is an airplane with a successful pedigree, a modern design, and as the owner of one you have unrivaled access to both the designer of the airplane and a USA World Team member who has competed with it! Call me crazy or biased, but I think that’s pretty special.

From design, to construction, to competition this airplane is unique through and through.

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Pattern Flying Fundamentals: Roots of Success

When I lived in Austin, Texas my good friend Rene Grebe organized a pattern primer event for our area. He invited me to come and speak a few times, to share my knowledge for the benefit of the less experienced. The following is based on what I presented there but there are countless very experienced, very talented pilots who could benefit in some way from reading. It’s a loose collection of personal observations and tidbits of information that I’ve gathered over the years but I think it’s valuable nonetheless. I encourage even the most seasoned of you out there to take a look – sometimes my most egregious errors and my worst tendencies are rooted in fundamental mistakes.

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