Remarks: My friend John taxiing his old Champ out. He originally owned this airplane 59 years ago, last summer he found it for sale in Southern Alabama. Three days later he and I flew a Cessna 170 down, hopped in this and ferried it 800 miles back to Eagle Crest!
Remarks: My neighbor and good friend Ralph taxiing in after a short flight. He was taken from us on July 10th, 2005 while practicing for an airshow with his aerobatic team, "The Vultures", his aircraft collided with N78LC over the bay killing both him and his good friend Jay. May the both of you rest in peace, we'll all miss you.
Remarks: A very, very clean 172. The gadgets on the yoke are all pretty interesting. On the left side is the electric trim and autopilot disconnect button (rather unusual in a plane from the 60's) and on the right side is something I've never seen before. It's a hat switch that will switch the radio frequencies for you. Pushing it down to the left swaps the Nav 1 to the frequency you had on standby and the other three directions do similar things.