So, I am looking forward to getting back in the air after a 30 year hiatus when I owned a Cessna 150. Flying has been in my blood since I was 16 when I took my first flying lessons in various aircraft an old man would borrow to give lessons in. First lesson was in a Taylorcraft and second in a Luscombe. I didn't get my license until I was in my 30's with the 150. $$$ has always been the issue.
As a teenager I lived in Rockford, IL where the EAA fly in used to be held. I remember a trio Breezy's flying over the house. Rode my bike out to the airport and at that time it was ringed by snow fences and there were a total of 4 warbirds. The 'guard' at the fence saw me and just waved me in. My uncle got Sport Aviation from the EAA and gave them to me when he was finished. I was hooked at an early age.
Looking forward to taking my daughter up again after 30 years. Looking forward to flying where ever I can.
The Cessna I owned now in Tupelo, MS. Just found the original operators manual and sent it to the owner.
My new 1946 Ercoupe
Welcome back to flying. I had a hiatus from it and found it easier than I had expected to get back to a comfortable level. Good purchase and Good Luck!
Great plane Robert, I learned to fly starting in April 1972 at age 14 by mowing the terminal yard once a week for a half hour lesson in the airport Managers Alon A-2 Aircoupe (N6580Q), she was not only the airport manager but a CFI as well. In the early 90s I tracked down that Aircoupe and bought her from the 94 year guy who bought it from my CFI's estate (She died of a brain tumor in 1975). I just sold it a couple years ago to another early student of her's, so we have kept it in her student family. She was one of the few female CFI's back in the 60's and 70's (Phyllis Sullivan) and believed in teaching stick and rudder skills (This Alon had rudder peddles). Anyway if you have not already you will want to join the Ercoupe Owner's Club EOC. Best resource for the Ercoupe line. Good luck and take care of her, they just are not making them anymore. By the way with Phyllis in the back of my mind I went on to obtain my CFI in 1986, and kept active ever since.
My grandpa gave me an Ercoupe when he pasted. I'm trying to find a way to afford owning it. What logic did you use to justify the decision?