Yellow Piper J-3 Cub (N6673H) parked outside hangar at Poplar Grove Airport (C77) on sunny day
Yellow Piper J-3 Cub (N6673H) parked outside hangar at Poplar Grove Airport (C77) on sunny day

Originally posted on Kyle’s Work.

I want to share my experience in getting a tailwheel endorsement, what I learned about flying, and about the general aviation community. If you’ve been thinking about getting your tailwheel endorsement, hopefully my story can help separate the facts from myths, and help you know what to expect along the way.

Not long after I started my Private Pilot training, I started seeing tailored posts on my Instagram feed of lavishly equipped Carbon Cubs performing stunts out in exotic and beautiful locations. Sometimes, the pilot would be skimming their 31″ Alaskan Bushwheel tires just on…


Originally posted on Kyle’s Work.

Sort of out of nowhere, I decided this summer that I wanted to become a pilot, and began compulsively researching what it would take to start training the next day. Similar urges have occurred many times throughout my life, and has led to me riding motorcycles and owning a parrot, among other things. My research began under only one condition, that I didn’t want to spend a dime out-of-pocket on any of this.

I want to share how I used my Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefits to not only take flight lessons for free…


Please also read Part 1 and Part 2 of this story, where I talk about the background of Reactive Record, and what it actually is.

This is a multi-part series which demonstrates introductory concepts on the uses of Reactive Record, an immensely useful utility for communicating with APIs in your single-page applications, using React and Redux. We’re actively working on the documentation, but you’re welcome to take a look on our Github.

If you’ve read Part 1 & 2, I hope you’re excited to learn not only what Reactive Record can do, but how you can quickly begin using it…


Please also read Part 1 of this story, where I talk about the background, and how we arrived at Reactive Record.

My goal here is to show you how you can connect your single-page application, which uses React and Redux, to any API backend which responds to GET / POST / PUT / DELETE requests. I’ve used this same pattern with Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, Express, Wordpress and CouchDB. It works, and it’s going to seriously speed up your workflow.

I’m going to structure this as an introduction tutorial, though this won’t be a guide for how to write AJAX…


After you learned React, you probably went through a phase where you said, “Ok. Love it. How do I start using this in my own project immediately. How do I know I’m doing it right?” You know, like the pros. What setup are they using? All the examples you saw online were seriously watered down To-Do lists. You learned how to create a single Redux store to manage state. You remembered how easy it was to write $.ajax statements to update your UI, if necessary. You looked at GraphQL and thought, “For real??? That’s where this is all going?” and…


Finding news images and video published May 10 by Jacob Hug and Sara Medina, just two days before they and six other Marines and Nepalese soldiers went down in a helicopter in Nepal, is haunting and harrowing.

Few acts are as selfless and honorable as giving one’s own life while helping others. As mournful as I am for their families and for the incredibly small, and smaller still, military visual information community, I am so proud of them.

Will I ever know that kind of dignified and noble respectability?

I found myself mouthing the growing number of people reported lost…

Kyle Ramirez

Engineer at The Mom Project, pilot on airplane mode, former US Marine PAO, love building, storytelling and things that go fast

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