Sunday, November 13, 2022


Scott, Marilyn, Stephanie, Allison

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Attention Kids:  Get your first ride in an airplane FREE. call Scott Olson at (515) 620-9585

I am a volunteer Young Eagle (YE) Pilot and have worked for several YE Chairmen over the years including famous aviators such as Cliff Robertson,  General Chuck Yeager, Harrison Ford and Sully Sullenberger who in 2009 safely crash landed US AIRWAYS Flight 1549 in the Hudson River.  I am YE Pilot #04 out of 40,000 Young Eagle Pilots.  

My first Young Eagle is a commercial pilot

I started flying Young Eagles almost 30 years ago.  Technically I am the 2nd EAA member to fly Young Eagles.  YE Pilot #01 always belongs to the YE Chairman; YE Pilot #02 belongs to Tom Poberezny, EAA President and one other EAA member is YE Pilot #03.  Two Million Young Eagles have been flown in the last 25 years.  This is the most amazing and successful Youth program ever undertaken and kudos go to the 40,000 EAA Pilots and 1000 EAA Chapters who made it happen.  


My first Young Eagle kid became a pilot with a Helicopter rating and Airline Transport rating.  I had a big impact on him.  I was told he had my YE photo on his dresser until adulthood.  This Young Eagle could have learned to fly like an Eagle and Angel.  I missed an opportunity to make a Disciple of Christ through our EAA Network of Volunteer Pilots and Ground Volunteers.  Perhaps next flights could include a prayer for a safe, inspirational and fun flight.  It would be most valuable to bring a kid to Jesus Christ and to Aviation. It would be a gift to a kid that just keeps on giving. 

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Welcome to the EAA Young Eagles Registration website giving youth ages 8-17 their first free ride in an airplane

Welcome to the EAA Young Eagles Rstration website giving youth ages 8-17 their fir

Monday, December 21, 2020


For Aviation Enthusiasts, airplanes are not just the means of transportation: it is both state-of-the-art creation and a canvas for art (or advertising), which can be turned into something magical.  I met Andre' on LinkedIn.  Andre' Eisele, aircraft design artist and owner of Aircraftstyle shares insights on art of aircraft painting.


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Learjets, Bombardier, Beechcraft, Cirrus, Gulfstream, Cessna
See paint process of Gobal 6000 in Tucson, AR. 
Sell Advertising on Business Jets .
Paint this aircraft and pay for annual maintenance with
Unique Design 3D animation and craftmanship

Monday, July 1, 2019

1st International Drone Community Event in USA

  1. I was the Team Leader in Iowa (Each state has a team leader) for International Drone Community (IDC) and I organized the First ever International Drone Community Event that took place 2016 in Cambridge, IA during Skunk River Valley Days.  I held the drone event primarily for local farmers.


DroneSharks was created to produce the International Drone Community Event.  Several farmers, Drone Vendors showed up and local and regional Ag Media and the Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey.  One drone was sold to a local farmer under the table.  At the time FAA would not allow farmers flying drones without a license.

1st International Drone Community Event held in Central Iowa

Sunday, June 30, 2019

First Airplane Ride

1947 Taylorcraft

My very first airplane ride at 5 years old was in a 1947 Taylorcraft which belonged to my Grampa Freiman.  We were at a family reuinon at his sons farm (my uncle Tom) in Jordan, MN.  There was no flat grass runway or straight enough road to take off and land.  The farm was hilly with bolders.  What did I know?  I was five.  We started to take off up a hill then down a hill.  It was a 15 minute flight.  Landing was on the side of the up and down hills because some grazing cows moved to the flat take off area.  I have never had a problem finding a landing area when taking a check ride and the instructor surprisingly pulls power and says "Where you going to land?"  I learned I can land anywhere as long as there isn't anything bigger than the airplane to hit.  When I purchased an Ercoupe I would land on farm fields as part of my personal training and almost always landed on every grass airstrip I could find.

My Dad re-painted Grandpas Taylorcraft green at Lake Elmo 21D airport

  Taylorcraft on skis      

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Online Barnstormer blog is named after the 2018 Lindy Award Winner Vintage Lincoln Page.

Grampa was a real Barnstormer so I am the Online Barnstormer

There was no FAA or aviation certificates available when the Lincoln Page was made and sold to Grandpa.  My Grandpa went out and bought it and taught himself to fly like I did with my hang gliders.  Below is a photo of my Grandpas 1920 Lincoln Page.  He, Arnold and his brother Rubin purchased the Lincoln Page in 1929 for $3000 or $1500 each from Holman Field in St. Paul, MN.  It had the infamous Hamilton OX-5 12 cylinder engine.  The side of the airplane has "Frieman Bros." painted on the Fuselage.  Yes this really is my Grandpas Airplane.   I showed this picture to an aviation historian and he thought picture was fake but authenticated it with photos and his anme painted on the side.

Incidently Al and Rubin pictured in their 1920 Lincoln Page were good friends with Charles Willis "Speed" Holman who was an American stunt pilot, barnstormer, wing walker, parachutist, airmail pilot, record holding aviator, and airline pilot. Born in Bloomington, Minnesota, he was the first pilot hired by Northwest Airways now Delta Airlines in 1926.
Oshkosh 2018 Lindy Grand Champion Award Winner.

I am the Online Barnstormer, a third generation pilot, aviation enthusiast and barnstormer pictured below.

A barnstormer flight in home made standard Ragollo hang glider in 1973 at South St. Paul gravel pit.

Below a barnstormer flight in fixed wing powered Icarus V hanglider 1974.  Both aircraft I scratch built and flew with no training of any kind.  There were no hangliding licenses or certificates available at the time.  Just started out on a small hill then learn to fly with trial and error.

Notice me hanging by my arms.  I am barely strong enough to hang on to the hang cage.  Taurus Kicenuik, the inventor of the Icarus V is pictured in back on the left with the red helmet.  There were 7 powered hang gliders at the very first powered hanglider meet in the early 70's in held Michigan.  The pilots and spectators were from all over the country and each had various levels of experience.  There was journalist that came over from Greece to photograph the event because he was interested in introducing the sport to Greece.  He asked me to come to Greece and build Powered hangliders. 

Notice the flags.  The winds were 25 MPH at mid afternoon.  No-one should have been flying that day.  But who knew?  It was the first powered hanglider meet and there were no trees from a cliff to run into.  I had a "kill switch" in my mouth for my throttle.  I designed a motor mount for a MAC 101 (10 HP) gocart engine and straight drive 24" propellor.   Boy did that propellor RPM scream!  I wanted to abort the windy flight.  I wasn't in control, but my "kill switch" had shorted out and the engine wouldn't quit.  A video will be shown of the flight (coming soon).  It's a barnstormer!

I couldn't STOP the motor and I was approaching a crowd of spectators.  I was afraid to fly over them.  I thought if I got too high I wouldn't be able to turn around.  I thought I would end up down wind at 50MPH or faster.   I might not have the strenghth or skill to turn back upwind to the landing area and I couldn't stop the motor!  I knew I would crash.  So in the photo you see me hanging at take off.  I was probably ten feet hight and 50 yards from take off.  I bailed from the hang cage with the motor running.  I dropped to the ground and tumbled a little.  The IcarusV flew straight up full power and did a perfect loop and landed THUMPED right in front of me.  The crowd thought it was part of an act like an airshow and applauded with an uproar while the home builders and pilots were probably drying off or wiping out their pants.  Most of the other pilots were senior to me in experience and half of them were the inventors of these powered hangliders there to promote the sport.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

I have flown into Oshkosh 30 times and camped with my plane. It is the greatest airventure of its kind

10,000 airplanes

Oshkosh Arrival scary the first time flying in

This Ercoupe won three BEST IN TYPE Awards at Oshkosh

My 1946 Oshkosh Award winning Ercoupe 2701H

Dad's airplane that didn't make it to Oshkosh