This blog is written by Adam, Colin, Rudy and Dexter, all Summers Brothers. It was started in 2005 when Adam & Colin started their flight training in Santa Monica, California.


Early Pilot Hours

Adam Summers is a marine biologist. He is a full professor at the University of Washington and his laboratory is part of the Friday Harbor Laboratories. His C.V. is available on his lab’s website, but it doesn’t mention that he’s a private pilot with more hours crossing water than most non-commercial pilots have crossing land. He spends his time below ten thousand feet, within a hundred nautical miles of KFHR, his home field. Although that sounds like his flying is limited it is always good to have a goal and he has a separate blog about working his way toward flying a hundred different types of airplane. He lives in the San Juan Islands with his wife, Sharalyn Lehman, and their two children.

A decade with this aircraft

A decade with this aircraft company behind me

Colin Summers is an architect, programmer, inventor, and for twenty years was a stay-at-home dad. He is married to Nell Scovell, a television writer and producer. They live in Santa Monica, California, in a soon-to-be-empty nest. He enjoys travel, but mostly domestic and mostly in the little plane.

1 Response to Who

  1. Corey says:

    Hi Colin – recently stumbled across this blog… great stuff. I have really enjoyed reading all of your detailed posts and your cross country section. As a fellow based SMO Private Pilot, I really respect your point of view and thoughts regarding the airport and the politics surrounding it.

    Question for you: Where did you get your Instrument Rating? I have started mine but stalled out (no pun intended) after a few different instructors. I am looking for someone who has the time to hammer this thing out in a relatively efficient manner.

    Thank you for your time and maybe one of these days you can show me that new bird of yours!

    Happy Landings,


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