There’s a very definite moment in time when a project goes from an inanimate object to a living breathing thing. To me that moment is when the engine is run for the first time. For the Cabin Waco project that occurred this last Wednesday. Like most first starts, this one was not without a certain amount of drama, but in the end it fired up and ran great. Check one big box, savor the moment and move on to a long list of boxes that still need to checked before the first flight.