Last Updated: August 9th, 2021
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Marc J. Zeitlin

You wanna see me and my friends?

Howdy. This is me, sitting on the deck, reading, in December of 2008.

My bio resides here.

Here's my son, Zachary. In the distant past, he held the position of honorary Aircraft Manufacturing Assistant although I've got to say, patience in building is not exactly his forte'.

This particular picture shows him in a eating a bowl of cereal on the deck over the 2008 Christmas school break. He came out for a visit with his cousin during their vacation.

He was graduated from Syracuse University in May, 2009 from the Whitman School of Management and was a member of the SAE fraternity.

He did an internship at Fidelity, marketing 401K programs for the summer of 2007 and worked in a pizza shop for the summer of 2008. After operating his own sales business in the greater NY area with over 25 employees and two field offices, he worked at Salesforce for two years and is currently employed at Amazon selling AWS.

I am extremely proud of him. Especially considering the hell he put us through in high school, and the distance he's come since then.


My son and his fiance', Susie, had spent a year and a half planning to get married on PI day - March 14th, 2020. While at the rehearsal dinner at the restaurant on March 13th, the wedding venue called at 9:30 PM to tell us that they were cancelling the wedding THE NEXT DAY due to a number of their employees exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. Obviously, this was a traumatic experience for both Susie and Zach. All those in attendance at the rehearsal dinner who were going to give speeches at the wedding did so at the rehearsal dinner instead, and for those who were not there, I've put my Wedding Speech on line.


My father died on January 6th, 2007. I've put the funeral service on line for those who were not able to attend.


In April, 2005 Scaled Composites offered me a job in Mojave, CA and I accepted. On August 24th we began our journey west. I've got an account of the trip on my other web site (the COZY one), since I flew the plane from MA to CA over the course of a week.

I've begun keeping a intermittent record of our experiences in CA.

Building a House in Tehachapi, CA - As of February, 2007, we started building, and as of 4/10/2008, we moved in. I've created a photo gallery to peruse the unbelievably painful and stressful build process (at least for a class A control freak such as myself).




  1. Minimal Documentation - Abstract
  2. Designing Plastic Parts with SolidDesigner - Workshop Abstract

Engineering the Vision at Hewlett Packard (No Longer Available)


I built this airplane (a Cozy-MKIV) in my spare time (besides all the house, car and motorcycle work).

picture of a Cozy-MKIV

If you have an interest in reading about my progress in building and flying this plane see:

I've maintained a running commentary (with illustrations) of what I do.

If you'd like to know about COZY aircraft in general, or about the COZY mailing list I administer, or about other links to aviation related (especially homebuilt aviation), visit:



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