Grew up with Dad and brothers on a sod municipal airport with crop dusting, instruction, charter, and maintenance services. Worked at several commuter/third level carriers til getting on with Continental Airlines in 1994, currently first officer on B777.
While still in high school, saw at the late White Rock airport in Dallas, an Experimental Kadiac biplane that stayed on the brain since then---resembled the Little Toot quite a bit.
Celebrated President Bush raising the pilot retirement age to 65 by buying the Little Toot that Jayme built, N8DJ. In just over a year, flew it about 60 hours and 100 takeoffs and landings.