1976. Me standing next to my beloved fully aerobatic Citabria 7KCAB aircraft at Schellville airport, in Sonoma County.…when the two runways were still unpaved. It had a 150 HP Lycoming engine. I learnt to fly aerobatics to the Sportsman level with the great Bob Short who ran “Aerosport”. He was also a musician and often played with the “Turk Murphy Jazz Band”. Bob died in a horrible air accident when the “Breezy” homebuilt aircraft he was flying folded up around him at three hundred feet over the runway. It wasn’t his aircraft and a mutual friend Dave Hayden had advised him not to take it up…but Bob said he could fly anything. He didn’t know the plane wasn’t built well. He was close to the age I am now when he died…a wonderful man, a great musician and an amazing pilot.