Visitor's Information Updated 2 September 2022Index:
Introduction, basic requirements, and no fees. Special restrictions. (Currently none.) Special Danger or Caution Notices Strict respect of neighbor privacy and SARS-CoV-2 hygiene. Right wing safety and care.
Critically important: Safety and legal liability disclaimers.
General visitor's information. (Includes indoor tour times, camping, lodging, and logistics details.)
Plan for unusually hot or cold temperatures. Private driveway access (important). Incidental nudity, naturists, and revealing guests or models. Additional visitor's information. (Security, contributions, age range, pets, shoe safety, entry hygiene, and parking.)
Introduction and basic requirements: You're welcome to visit and tour my home and grounds if you review and agree to all the safety, legal liability disclaimers, and visitor's information on this page, you strictly respect the privacy of my neighbors (insure you don't trespass nor disturb them in any way), you don't intentionally litter or damage anything, and you've never committed any crime on my property. (Those who steal, vandalize, litter, or revisit after any criminal offense will be vigorously prosecuted.) No fee is charged for visits, tours, camping, or lodging. Directions to my home are provided here. Please review this regarding unusual sleep patterns which substantially limit my personal availability for local casual visitors.
Special Restrictions: Currently none.
Special Danger Notice: Numerous Douglas Fir trees in my forest, possibly including one or more in the commonly visited area south of my right wing tip, are dead but remain upright or dead and broken but snagged in leaning or mostly upright positions. These trees are extremely dangerous! Those leaning are held upright only by frail dead limbs which can break free spontaneously at any time, and those upright could topple at any time, so any of them could suddenly fall at any moment with no warning. Any person struck by a falling tree would almost certainly be killed. So if you explore within or near the border of my forest carefully scan the area from a safe distance, note all leaning or unhealthy trees, then be certain to avoid any area they might fall within.
(I hand winched many of these trees to the ground, eliminating their danger, but as of 2 September 2022 the hazard remains and seems likely to persist long term. My forest is thinning rapidly as the strongest trees dominate the competition for sunlight, and my felling work is challenging, hazardous, and very time consuming, so some areas will remain very dangerous for an extended period, perhaps even years.)
Crime alert!: Protect your vehicle at all times! 'Smash and grab' vehicle burglaries are very common in Portland and surrounding areas and almost never resolved. Obscuring belongings doesn't deter the crooks - they smash windows and steal even if they don't know what they're stealing. Several of my guests arrived as devastated victims. Sadly the risk is substantial, so beware!
Caution Advised: I rebuilt my temporary left landing gear support structure in October 2021 but some final tasks related to that project aren't complete. I might resume this work during fair weather periods in 2022. So please exercise extra caution especially if fresh work in the area seems apparent. Also don't ascend the ladder which leads to my left wing tip - it's only meant for rigging access and is far too dangerous for guests.
Further information and images illustrating some elements involved are here.
Right wing safety and care: You may step onto my right wing at its outboard tip, where a stack of white tiles forms crude stairs for ascending to it, then walk upon its top surface if you do so safely and responsibly, and agree to do so entirely at you own personal risk. The steps are currently rickety and any portion of my wing might be extremely slippery even when other areas are tractive, and a fall to the hard metal wing surface could cause serious injury or death (due to cranium damage). So be diligently step and wing traction vigilant at all times.
Don't step upon the inboard aileron since it's not rigged at all at this time and thus would suddenly rotate down, sending you instantly to the ground in a dangerous fall through sharp edged metal structures. Don't step upon the outboard aileron since it's not strong enough to withstand foot traffic and is only weakly rigged at this time and thus might suddenly rotate. Don't step upon the transparent wing tip position light cover nor its top metal cover plate since they're not strong enough to withstand foot traffic and thus might be damaged or cause a fall injury. You may walk upon any other wing surface so long as you can do so safely. Expect wing flexibility - that's normal.
Strict neighbor privacy restrictions and SARS-CoV-2 responsibly:
Outdoor self guided tours are welcome at any daylight time on any date, and you don't need to schedule them - you may simply visit my property during daylight periods unannounced. You don't need to wear a hygiene mask while outside unless you're unvaccinated for SARS-CoV-2 and near other guests.
However you must exercise strict full respect for the privacy of all my neighbors at all times. Don't disturb them for any reason, and don't encroach upon their property at any time, including any portion of their driveways. Be certain to drive only upon my crude private driveway at 15270 SW Holly Hill Road. All other driveways belong to unrelated neighbors and you must not drive nor walk upon them.
Also do not view nor capture any media of any of my neighbor's property from anywhere on or above my property. Be totally respectful of their privacy.
Indoor tours or lodging are only available for guests with full SARS-CoV-2 vaccinations, and generally only after 13:00. (But scheduled free outdoor camping remains available for everyone.) Please see below for indoor tour or lodging information.
Critically Important: Safety Information and Legal Liability Disclaimers:
All guests must agree to visit entirely at their own risk and expense. This is an unconventional construction site with significant and unusual safety hazards. So all visitors must read, understand, and fully agree to all relevant safety and legal disclaimer information.
My grounds are genuinely dangerous, so please study the risks carefully and exercise immense care while here. Be aware that your visit must be entirely at your own risk - I disclaim any and all liability for any losses, including from hazards which lie well outside even industrial or construction area safety codes or practices. Hazards include heavy support structures which are precarious so remain well clear of any structure which could possibly shift or fall. And many surfaces, including the turf, though they may look tractive, are often slippery or extremely slippery. I have decades of experience here and am very cautious but nonetheless have suffered significant injuries. My grounds are unusual and unusually dangerous. And sometimes with powerful stealth, particularly during moist conditions.
Wooden support structures could become unstable without warning so maintain a safe distance from them. Don't apply any force to any part of them because falling wood beams, which are very heavy, could kill.
The hard metal stairs leading to the interior of my aircraft are a bit steep and can be somewhat slippery at times. All stairs can be dangerous - falls on stairs can cause serious injury or death.
If I remove a section of an interior floor panel to provide guest access to lower decks all guests must remain thoroughly mindful of the opening to avoid a nasty fall through harsh metal structures.
My grounds and aircraft are often slippery in many areas, and there are numerous hard metal objects on my site, some with sharp edges. A slip which results in a fall to a sharp or hard metal object could cause serious injury or death. My wings have no safety railings. If you elect to walk on my right wing avoid the edges, significantly slanted areas, and the movable inboard aileron (which is not rigged so would abruptly rotate down) to avoid a fall. My left wing is very high from the ground, has at least one completely loose surface panel, neither aileron is secure, and the wing tip structure isn't secure. So don't ascend to or walk upon my left wing because it's much too dangerous to explore.
You are solely responsible for exercising careful judgment in choosing whether to attempt to negotiate my stairs, interior areas, right wing, top of fuselage, or to expose yourself to any other hazards in and around my aircraft and grounds. You must recognize that there are hazards here which are not typical of normal domestic environments, including many rural environments. You must be aware of the hazards described here, and any which may be described orally, and you must accept full personal responsibility and liability for any accidents which may occur on my property before electing to visit my aircraft or property in general, or participate in any activities on my property. Please don't visit my property, board my aircraft, or participate in support activities if you are not physically fit and mentally focused enough to do so safely.
Don't visit unless you agree to do so entirely at your own sole risk - please don't sue me if an accident occurs, even if due to a hazard I could have reduced or eliminated, or one which isn't allowed at most sites even during construction. Wear practical and protective clothing, be intensely alert and cautious, and expect unusual hazards. Safety first please. And all visitation risk is solely yours - you must understand and accept that clearly.
Smoking is never allowed anywhere on my property. Hunting in any form is extremely offensive to me personally and is never allowed anywhere on my property.
Be Very Careful to Avoid These Current Special Hazard Areas:
1. The concrete related material being fabricated under the forward landing gear and the temporary forward support structure. The support and fabrication material are all temporary in nature and hazardous. (Also material could easily be damaged so please don't disturb work in progress nor walk in the work area.)
2. My aircraft's main landing gear and forward fuselage are still supported by temporary structures. Be especially careful around the left main gear, nose gear, and forward fuselage support structures - they're of limited stability and incorporate very heavy components which might dislodge and fall.
3. The freight van currently aft of my aircraft might be moved to an out of sight location on the west border of my property someday. It's currently supported by chaotically located logs and is immensely heavy, and thus isn't thoroughly safe. So please remain at least one meter distant from it at all times.
General Visitor's Information:
Outdoor self guided tours, including walking upon my right wing, are perfectly fine at any daylight time on any date, and you don't need to schedule them. You don't need to be unusually quiet or tread lightly because even vigorous outdoor activity doesn't disturb my sleep. If I'm not familiar with you please depart my grounds within about 30 minutes after dusk since strangers who linger into late hours sometimes make me uncomfortable.
But 13:00 or later is often best if you'd also like to tour my cabin and flight deck or chat with me because my sleep cycles are chaotically fragmented and skewed by Asian connections and overnight and early morning work sessions. I can't guarantee my personal availability or access for ordinary indoor tours on any particular date or time due to occasional unforeseen needs (sometimes I must drive to town unexpectedly or am too sleep deprived due to extended work for example), but when I'm in America I'm usually home and able to host interior tours after about 13:00. But reservations can be arranged for special needs or media production work.
At 13:00 or later please knock very loudly on my cabin windows at the root of my right wing or my door at the top of my aft air stairs if you need my attention for chats or indoor tours. Feel free to try to wake me boldly after 13:00 - I'm usually able to provide tour access or chat with you then. Allow a lavatory or shower related delay if you see or hear water flow near the aft end of my aircraft. If occasional sounds of water flow cease but I fail to respond, knock very loudly again since I may not have heard alerts over loud shaving, lavatory flush, or shower noise.
If your need is special knock very loudly and yell "We're here for lodging" (or camping), "We request lodging", "I've traveled far and this is my only chance to tour inside", "I need to capture media for a story project", or whatever describes your needs at any time of day. No guarantees unless prearranged, but I'll probably allow special needs access before 13:00 if not too sleep deprived, but probably won't chat much, and might try to resume sleep while you explore.
Be sure to honor shoe related sterile procedures very carefully.
Dress for extreme indoor temperatures.
Breath masks are now optional indoors and I no longer wear one, but you must be SARS-CoV-2 vaccinated (but proof isn't necessary).
Free overnight camping on my grounds supported by responsibly utilized electricity, potable water, and indoor lavatory and shower access is available. If SARS-CoV-2 vaccinated free informal overnight lodging is also available. If interested please reserve the dates you desire via email. Be well equipped for possible freezing temperatures even indoors.
You're welcome to capture media per my publication terms here or fly drones as described here. However you may not view nor capture media of any neighboring property from any part of my property, other than incidental background slivers. And drones must remain at or below the top of my forest to protect my neighbor's privacy.
Be strictly respectful of all my neighbor's privacy rights at all times. Don't disturb them at all, and don't encroach upon their driveways or property. Ascend my driveway at 15270 SW Holly Hill Road as described here.
All guests who enter my property must carefully review and agree to all the safety, legal, logistics, and other information here.
Please be especially careful with falling tree hazards in or near my forest, and vehicle collision hazards at the Bald Peak Road / Highway 219 or SW Laurel Road / Highway 219 intersections, which are both compromised by limited sight distance and unusual complexity or awkwardness, yet involve high speed traffic (north / south Highway 219 traffic flows at full highway speed). These are serious hazards in my opinion.
I'm genuinely happy to provide cheerful and flexible access but numerous guests visit my home and grounds essentially daily so it's impractical to try to segregate my private life from my aircraft's public role. So visits are intimate - please allow me to live my usual highly informal and chaotically sequenced life as we share my home. I'm often engaged in engineering, fabrication, or communication work which I often multitask with guests. And I often share time among multiple guest groups. Or media production work which occasionally consumes most of my attention and might partially restrict some guest activities might occur during your visit.
As noted here I'm struggling with serious Internet access limitations, but cell phone calls are much worse - voice calls almost always disconnect within a few seconds. So please communicate via email - usually I can respond within one day. (Check your spam or junk mail folders if you don't receive my response by then.)
Plan for unusually cold or hot indoor temperatures:
My aircraft is nestled in a highly shaded forest environment and is often much colder than visitors expect - indoor temperature is usually about the same as the outdoor temperature, and often from 0 °C to 5 °C from about mid Fall through about mid Spring. But it can also be hot during sunny Summer periods. So I recommend layered clothing to provide extra warmth but with the option of removing layers so you can adjust for temperature comfort.
Important driveway access details:
Only one driveway, the crude unpaved road at 15270 SW Holly Hill Road, provides access to my project. Don't encroach upon any other driveway - all others are unrelated and strictly private so you must not trespass upon them nor disturb any of my neighbors in any way.
Don't park on nor adjacent to Holly Hill Road - street or adjacent parking isn't allowed. Ascend my driveway in your vehicle then park near its upper end.
Don't spin your wheels, even just a little bit, on my private road since I must repair the damage by arduous hand shoveling or raking, and since serious erosion damage can result. My road is initially narrow and steep so you'll need a generous measure of entry momentum to crest the first portion sans any wheel spin. A practice entry might be necessary to acquire sufficient experience to negotiate it properly. But don't spin your wheels - not even slightly!
In heavy moisture or snow conditions my driveway might be impassible for many vehicles. If so please ascend it as far as is feasible, insuring that your vehicle is well clear of Holly Hill Road, then turn your steering wheel fully clockwise, then key lock it, insure all park and brake systems are reliably engaged, insure your vehicle can't slide downhill (with tire blocks if warranted), then walk up my road. If you're unable due to obstruction by another vehicle you may call or email me to request that I try to swiftly coordinate with the owner of the vehicle to arrange access for your vehicle. If you're unable due to slick conditions apologies but your only option is to visit at another time or day or locate public parking (at least 2 km distant) then walk or bike very cautiously to my driveway.
Incidental nudity, naturists, and revealing guests or models:
Please accept that incidental personal nudity occasionally occurs. My home's sleeping and shower areas are fully open (not walled) within my cabin, I don't shade my cabin windows, I wear no clothing when indoors unless required for task related protection or warmth*, and I sleep and shower as the day's logistics dictate rather than on a predictable schedule. I don clothes when guests seek a conversation, help, or an indoor tour unless preparing for, in, or completing a shower, and I try to be especially careful when kids visit. However guests visit very frequently at any time of day (and some regular guests at night) and usually spontaneously, sometimes I'm not aware guests are present, and ordinary movements occasionally lead to unexpected encounters - a lot of activity occurs here and real life is chaotic. So please be pragmatic - I want guests to feel completely comfortable but frankly I don't view this matter as important enough to render my home less accessible, transparent, and convenient to visit. So exercise a little caution if kids are with you or you're uncomfortable with nudity. Otherwise please recognize that life in a highly transparent home is far more practical if none of us are neurotic about nudity - if it occurs please just disregard it and enjoy your visit as usual.
Also no modesty code applies to guests, who occasionally wear revealing attire, and naturists and revealing or nude models are also welcome. Generally care is reasonably exercised to avoid discomfort to other guests or exposure to kids, but civilized guest liberties are honored to the extent possible. So please exercise whatever care you deem appropriate.
(* Occasionally I need a wrench - sometimes one is mandatory to complete a task. However I don't carry a wrench at all times. When alone or indoors (and sometimes briefly outdoors) I view clothing identically - often clothing is beneficial or mandatory for protection or warmth. But I don't need clothing at all times. Wrenches and clothing are tools and I prefer to manage both from a purely practical perspective. And frankly I doubt my last words will be "I wish I'd spent more time washing and folding laundry...")
Additional Visitor's Information:
Security: Please treat my travel information as completely confidential since destructive vandals and thieves leverage such information. Major theft and vandalism events are serious ongoing problems which cause immense and enduring personal anguish and loss so please be mindful of security when posting information about my project - please don't reveal information which would unreasonably compromise the safety and security of my property.
Contributions: Please don't offer compensation for my time nor a monetary contribution for my project - I don't want anyone to feel the slightest obligation to do so and the only way to insure that is to ask everyone to refrain from doing so. Modest material tokens of friendship are welcome but not the slightest scintilla of any obligation to offer any form of gift exists - usually none are and I'm completely comfortable with that, truly. Your interest is more than sufficient reward for my time.
(However contributions to offset direct expenses are appreciated but not obliged for some Concert on a Wing events, and sale of $2 vertical tail pixels, each including one share of AirplaneHome.com out of 10 M shares total, are expected to be offered to fund the AirplaneHomeV2.com project at a later date.)
If you'd like to offer a favor please take my discards for recycling or trash deposit. My recycle materials are quite clean and trash generally so and well bagged, and both are quite modest in size.
Nor is anyone the least bit obliged to contribute labor to my project. But if you'd like to pitch in with cleaning or construction tasks for the simple joy of the experience please review this information - if time's available and logistics seem suitable I'd be grateful for your assistance. But all the legal disclaimers described on this page and elsewhere remain in force. Please maintain safety as first priority. And beware - I'm terribly picky about damage avoidance and fabrication quality even with charity labor.
Age range: All ages are welcome so long as safety can be maintained, material damage prevented, and the shoe related sterile procedure is managed properly. (But I have no used diaper provisions so please manage their disposal yourself.)
Pets: Pets are welcome but must remain outside - they're not allowed to board my aircraft. No leash is necessary - they may frolic freely on my grounds unless they annoy or might endager other guests. Please don't bag droppings - please just leave them on the ground or toss them into the sloping portion of my forest (otherwise I'll do so).
Shoes and clothing: Wear sport shoes or similar with soles which grip surfaces very well. Heels, even of modest height, or hard sole shoes are completely incompatible and a serious safety risk so don't wear them. Practical and protective minimal value casual clothing is best for my rural environment. Otherwise any clothing style is perfectly fine.
Shoe and sock sterile procedures: Shoes are never allowed on my air stairs nor inside my aircraft. But don't soil your socks and then ascend my air stairs. First remove your shoes as you step onto my air stairs so that your shoes don't touch my air stairs but your socks touch only my air stairs and nothing else. It's a sterile procedure: Manage your shoe removal so that nothing which ever touched a dirty surface touches my air stairs. Clean slippers will be provided as you enter my cabin as well.
If I unlock a wing exit for entry remove your shoes on the wing and leave them there, but don't step on the wing with your socks - please slip out of your shoes as you step through the exit hatch.
Parking: Please don't park in the turnaround alcove at the top of my dirt roadway since it must remain clear so cars can turn around. Please park adjacent to my old light blue Acura or adjacent to the trees on the north side of my roadway (the right side as you drive up) if you can leave enough clearance for other cars to pass.
Don't expect too much - this is still a work in progress which is far from complete. My cabin and many facilities are obviously unfinished, but clean. Working lavatories and a crude shower are available.
All visitors must agree to do so entirely at their own risk and expense. Read and agree in full to the Safety Information and Legal Liability Disclaimers section above prior to your visit.
I hope you'll find my aircraft intriguing and have a wonderful time!
A history peek: My aircraft in about early 2000 a bit before transport from the Hillsboro Fair Complex to my personal forest site. (Dismantling work was complete and landing gear retracted but support cradle fabrication and dolly attachment awaited.) Thanks Robert!
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