Mark Shinnick Rutan Model 40 Defiant

On the third Saturday of each month, Mojave Spaceport Museum hosts the Plane Crazy Fly-In where we bumped into Rutan Defiant owner Mark Shinnick. In his early 60's Mark retired from a career in Financial management and now provides pediatric medical support as a registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with a Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty (RRT-NPS). Mark is helping to stop Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) through his involvement in the systems development of a Benign Infant Stimulator,  a novel device to help all infants achieve normal development during their first year.  For over 40 years, Mark has also spent a lot of time around the folks of RAF and Scaled as part of a variety of inspired projects including airframe construction of a Long-Eze and Q200 he built at the, Wings West hanger (now gone West) in Santa Monica. He participated in the WF-1 Global Hilton RoudTheWorld Balloon flight, a Rocket Long Eze project with XCOR and Glass Overcast.  Mark and his young daughter Cara met Izzy and Mark agreed to show Izzy his Defiant and to provide an interview for CanardCast in Rosemond, about 12 miles south of Mojave.  --- Support this podcast:

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