View Full Version : How old is everyone?
07-13-2003, 02:38 AM
I am 51 years old and have had my Super Cub for 8 1/2 years.
07-13-2003, 07:28 AM
42, going on 19 :D Mus t be all that good, clean livin!
I have a 1952 SC 150 on PK1800s or 8:50s depending on my mood. I'm also a half owner in a Cherokee six-260, not as much fun, but if you can carry it to the hanger in a suburban, you can get it in there and fly.
I'm 38. I learned how to fly in a C-152 with a Bolens tailwheel conversion in 1980. I bought a J-3 C-65 in 2000 and a PA-11 last May.
07-13-2003, 11:47 AM
I'm 45, and happy about it. Except for being way too busy, life couldn't be better. I started with a 700 hour TT Hawk XP on floats, moved up to a 180 on floats/wheels/skis, and still have the 180 8 years later. My 12 is a mission-specific airplane ( that's significantly behind schedule.) If it works I'll be smiling, but I can't see ever selling my 180. For all you guys that bash Cessna's, you must've never flown a good 180 or 185. For now, I'm fortunate enough to own two, and intend to keep both for at least a couple of years. Who knows....by then, maybe a Robinson?
I'm only 8 years old, and acting younger all the time, especially since I got a super cub - or so my wife says anyway....
07-13-2003, 03:19 PM
Started flying in Fairbanks in 1978. On my second cub. Am 52.
07-13-2003, 06:19 PM
32, still a big kid... Been flying for 15 years, got my tailwheel checkout in a supercub 14 years ago and have been hooked on them since, unfortunatly I havent flown on in quite a few years. Hopefully will own one in the next year or so...
I must also agree with Stewartb about 185's...(sorry supercub guys...and I am still more in love with the SC)
07-13-2003, 07:29 PM
32, been around planes since I was about 10 yrs old or so. Got legal when I was 27, have a PA12-180 totally restored in 2001. Trying to live by the addage "There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but no old bold pilots", would like to be one of the old pilots.
07-13-2003, 08:37 PM
Am I the only senior citizen on this form? I just turned 55 and can't believe it. Recieved my Commercial, Instrument, and flight instructer cert. in 1969. The first tailwheel airplane I flew was a Supercub. Seems like yesterday!!! First airplane I owned was a Pa-12 in 1972. I have owned a Cessna 180 with a partner and have owned cubs. I remember an article in one the the aviation magizines from the 70's about Don Sheldon. In the article, he and the author claimed the 180 was the best airplane ever built. If money wasn't an object and I had to choose between the supercub and the 180, it wouldn't be easy, but I'd be flying the 180. Don't take me wrong, I still love those cubs!
07-13-2003, 08:59 PM
I'm 6 years older than my 1953 SuperCub. It's in better shape :roll: . I've been flying since 1967 but having more fun since I bought the 18.
07-13-2003, 08:59 PM
I am 57, will be 58 next month. Been a private pilot since 1966. First plane I owned was a J-3 Cub bought while I was still in training. Fell in love with Cubs then and still am now. :) Curently building an experimental PA-18 replica. So far I am the oldest!
07-13-2003, 09:57 PM
:howdy I'll be 57 this week. Got my private in 1968 with my 1953 pa-18-135. I've got 2-1989 pa-18-150's now. One real nice one and one I'm rebuilding. I keep them at my strip about 1/4 mile from home. Ted Smith :flag
07-13-2003, 11:22 PM
Both me and my SuperCub were born in '62 -- makes us 41 this year.
07-13-2003, 11:48 PM
I'm 50, started flying in 1973. In 77 bought half of a pa-12 and recovered it. Have owned and rebuilt 3 cubs, now I have one cub and a c-180.
I'm 28. I am still working on the essentials, like buying a house, getting a wife, etc...all the things that will likely stand between me and getting my own Super Cub anytime soon. For now, I rent one locally. Been a Private pilot for about 2 months, flying ultralights for 7 years.
07-14-2003, 07:37 AM
I´m 61. untill yet kooks like I´m the oldest. I have made my license in Fairbanks 1988. I bought my PA-18 1989. Mandeld it up several times in learning how to do bushflying. Now I have the same airplane beautifull rebuilt by DAN´S in Anchorage and enjoy the time in Alaska.
07-14-2003, 08:28 AM
I've been waiting for this question for a year now! Figured it was bound to eventually turn up. 24 years old, been flying since I was five weeks, legal since I was 19. Took first ride in, learned to fly in, and took a flight in just last night my father's J-3 Cub. Grew up at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in upstate New York, got to fly in old airplanes all the time with my dad. I love it all, but Cubs the most!
07-14-2003, 09:20 AM
I'm 50; Supercub is 44. We've been dating for 1.5 years. My wife doesn't seem to mind. :wink:
07-14-2003, 10:46 AM
I'm 34, been dreaming of flying all my life, finally got my private pilots license two years ago, and will probably get the tailwheel endorsement this summer.
07-14-2003, 12:41 PM
I?m 36 and have had our ?53 Super Cub for the last 7 years. Hopefully our 8 year old son will be soloing it in another 8 years and if all goes well I?ll finally be able to take that Alaska round trip in it upon our retirement in 14 more years. (good luck!).
Recently tried to talk myself out of the SC by trading it in on a Stinson L-5. After flying the L-5 I again realized what a great airplane the SC is.
07-14-2003, 04:42 PM
I'm 63 sure don't claim to be the oldest :o cuz most of the guys I fly with are in there 70's except for my 3 boys. Guess that makes me the young pup :wink: . When everything goes to hell I'll paint it black and fly at night or move to the bush in Alaska. Happy cubbing.
07-14-2003, 05:57 PM
I'm 37, a private pilot since October '02 and a '47 Super Cruiser owner since April '03.
07-14-2003, 07:14 PM
Turned 50 this year but don't feal like it. At least most of the time. I started back seat
flying in a pa12 in the mid 60s with my father, been hooked ever since. Got out of
school 71 and started colecting cub parts. Finished my first cub in 74 and have
had some sort of project ever since. Planes are my life. Wayne
07-14-2003, 08:31 PM
43, feel like 70, act like 18. Rode and raced dirt bikes and later on, off road cars from the time I was 7 till I was 32. Got my license at 27, then I had an industrial accident and was forced to give up that life style. Lived my whole life on pain, beer, and adrenalin and have 5 compressed discs in my back to prove it. Been at the same job for 23 years. Have 5 kids, 3 grandkids, and a wife that I?ve been married to for the last few hundred years. My 1965 18-150 is my dirt bike and wife all rolled up in one, she wants all my time, all the money, and is quick to point out when I?m out of line, but what ah thrill!! I don?t mind pleasing her, and right now, I wouldn?t trade her for anything in the world, even if she is an old jalopy?ummm?my Cub that is.
07-14-2003, 09:13 PM
Wow, I'm impressed, most women won't admit their age, I'd have guessed you were mid 30's. My age depends on how much Scotch and Diet Coke Red Baron brings along. I have a 14 and 11 year old boy, my wife has a hard time telling use apart when were playing. Asks if I'll ever grow up. I am my Cub's mechanic. Just bought another dirt bike after a 20 year hiatus from motocross, after 20 years the ground isn't any softer when you hit it. Started flying in the back seat of Dad's J-3 in 1961. Have the same 1977 PA-18 for 12 years and a PA-14 finished rebuild last year. Still learnig how to fly. Am 46 years old, born and raised in Alaska but well traveled. Crash
I am 54 this year.The supercub is a 57 and we have been together for 7 years now and still having fun.
07-14-2003, 09:56 PM
53 years old. Ironworker by trade. Divorced with three sons one daughter four grandchildren.
Charter member, former secretary and current Membership chairman and BOD of “Kettle Moraine EAA Chapter 1158, West Bend, WI”. www.eaa1158.org
Still flying other peoples airplanes.
07-14-2003, 10:09 PM
A strange topic . . . but I always find something of interest on this site. I'm just "shy" of 55. I soloed in 1967 and got my pvt. ticket in 1969. My father bought the 1959 PA-18 "95" Delux in 1964. I bought it from him in in 1986. It is part of the family. It was kept on the home dairy farm in Western New York . and still is ( Detroit Sectional, Pvt/Restricted, south of Buffalo). We were called "pasture pilots" because that is where we landed. And as the kid who had to clean the cub after words . . . I was glad when the strip had a fence. The strip started out as 600' with power & high tension lines a ways off of the west end. It was lengthend to 800' for a few years . .and was 1,100' after that. My father was afraid someone was going to get the wires. This past winter saw completion of a fuselage restoration and engine upgrade to 0290-D2. I have the smile that one gets when your "bird" looks good . . . and performs the same.
I'm 39 and an A&P. My lovely wife is younger than me, and a pilot to boot. She starts Tailwheel training next week, in a 1946 J3. I hope to build a Wag-Aero Super Sport for us to fly in the near future.
For you younger folks, ask an old F##t what a Blazo Box is.
07-14-2003, 11:46 PM
When I was in school I used to borrow my Dad's supercub. Now he uses mine. Looked at his old logbook awile back, I think it started in 1940. :lol: By the way he is 88 and still has a current medical. Ted
07-15-2003, 12:15 AM
I remember Blazo boxes well. 60's furniture in Alaska. Put a doily on one and it was formal! You could burn it if you were cold. Stacked in a closet on their sides they were great shoe organizers. Albums fit in them just right. We do remember albums.......don't we? When seated on a sofa your bong was at the perfect height. Oops, that was the 70's.
07-15-2003, 12:44 AM
Whats a bong??? Some kind of airplane part I don't know about! Crash
07-15-2003, 02:09 AM
Although there are many interesting posts on this site I think this is the one that "humanizes" a few of us. Im 48 (just turned) and I still have the '46 Aeronca that I soled on my 16th B'day. I have been building a homebuilt cub for three years and I am appreciative of all that I have learned from this site.
07-15-2003, 03:24 AM
Well I'm 33 and the son of WIflier. Grew up around airplanes. 3rd generatioin AP. Been working on aircraft since I had enough coordination to crawl down the tail cone of a Cessna and buck rivets. Trying to pass on some of the finer skills it takes to fly/turn wrench on aircraft to my 6yr old son and 3 year old daughter. If I haven't said it lately thanks DAD.
07-15-2003, 06:52 AM
I turned 29 a few months back and dreading the big 3 0 !! Just kidding. I hope to be as active in aviation when I'm in my sixties and beyond as I am now. I own a '46 PA-12 in original configuration (except the paint) with only 1500 hours on it. She's a joy to fly. When I get my PA-16 up and flying I plan to rebuild the -12 and do all the standard upgrades (-18 tail & flaps w/ 150 horses up front).
07-15-2003, 08:33 AM
I'm 50 years "young". Married with 3 great kids and grandaughter. a 110 lb lab which loves to fly. Been flying since 1969, Working on Cubs since 1969. A&P IA. Have had the joy of owning 22 cubs through the years. Currently own two A models, one of which I've had for 12 years on floats. Love Alaska. I too have been accused of remembering the N numbers of all the airplanes but can't recall a birthday. This is a great format for cub lovers. Have learned several things from it. You can teach an "old dog" a new trick or two. Come North and "lets go fishing" as I am always looking for an excuse to fly.
07-15-2003, 08:40 AM
I wasn't going to answer this thread until some other old Farts got in there first. Thought that maybe the FAA would be monitoring this chat.
I'm 60 and have had only had three affairs during my flying career. Started with a Citrabria 7kcab no flaps no gyros just inverted fuel and oil. Now I have a C-185 and SC pa-18. My only question is why didn't God make women like airplanes?
07-15-2003, 09:39 AM
I wasn't going to answer this thread till some of the young Farts answered. 34...and a half. Age has always been kind of a hinderance in my profession. A lot of "What could this snot nosed kid possibly know about airplanes?" type thing. I always felt I had to work a little harder to gain someones trust. Now that I'm getting a little long in the tooth, it's easier. It's been a while now since I was a kid who walked into a hanger carrying everything I owned in a small tool box, I was happy just to pump gas...I look back at that starry eyed kid now and smile. I have been blessed with the great opportunity to work on and fly just about everything GA has to offer over the years. Some days jets in the morning, Cubs in the afternoon, and everything else inbetween. The challenge is it's own reward, I wouldn't have it any other way. While I have been around many wonderful airplanes, when it comes to owning a plane myself, the only one on the "must have" list, is a Cub.
53. When did that happen??? Got my licence to wreak havoc on the heavens on Labor Day 1995. Now I'm teaching ground school, on the local Aviation Safety Council, and active in my EAA chapter. Also volunteered to help a Girl Scout troop with the aviation badge in the fall.
Had 5 motorcycles before I started to fly, but when I got married only had one, and then none. Tim (who's a non-pilot) bought my plane for me as a surprise last summer, and it sure was! I'm finally getting on a first-name basis with it, but knowing what you guys can do with one of these is pretty daunting to a new tailwheel pilot like myself. After years of flying Archers, I'm finally learning to really pay attention to the windsock and to my landing technique. Even taxiing is a challenge sometimes!
I'm the only one in my family who flies, and I usually get a blank stare when I (attempt to) talk about flying. You folks who share this hobby (or profession) (or obsession) with someone close to you are really lucky!
07-15-2003, 12:17 PM
38. I know what you mean Mark. Took a long time for me to gain any respect from some of the real mechanics. Some got mad cause I asked a lot of questions but the really good ones took me under their wing and showed me how to be a mechanic. I have learned tons from a few. One told me oonce that you can learn from the guy who sweeps the floor. I have met some really great people in this aviation community and wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.
07-15-2003, 01:20 PM
I'm 47, took the fatal first taste of 'Cub' in '98, a J3 with floats. The Cherokee was never the same after that. Resisted until a couple of years ago and bought into a 1951 L18c (PA18-95). Fly from a farm strip. Rode bikes all my life, currently ride a Triumph Tiger 900 triple. Wife and two children, none into flying. Long term aim, to build an experimental Supercub.
07-15-2003, 02:19 PM
57 years young...
Bought my first airplane, a Cub, when I was 15, soloed it when I turned 16... Now I'm flying my 31st airplane/helicopter, a 115 hp Cuby... My bike is a 145 hp 1985 Yamahaha V-Max, definitely goes faster than I can think...
I was an airplane mechanic in Spokane, A&P in '68, IA in '72, until 1990 when I went to work as a DOT Supervisor in "Lovely Fresno"...
The most important parts of my life are my two lovely grandchildren who live in Seattle, my understanding wife, and my faith in God...
37 years old, been in Alaska dreaming about planes, fishing and hunting for over 30 years. Now have a 85 hp T-Craft and a '65 150 hp Cub. I'm pretty attached to the T-Craft since it taught me how to fly but the Cub occupies most of my time now.
07-15-2003, 04:08 PM
I turned 50 today...sure seems older than I feel. I bought a PA-12 and learned to fly it in '76, but had to sell it and got away from flying about three years later for "domestic" reasons (housebuilding, wife, kids, etc.) Got back into it in '98 because my son showed interest, and my interest never had gone away. Bought a 105 Special, and a year ago traded up for a '63 model PA-18 with mods and 160hp, and love flying it.
Rode hard put away wet...act 18, look 28, paper says 38, body says 88....
4 incredible kids from 15 to 19. Enlisted in the Marine Corps in '82 with dreams of flying hueys for 20, then retiring to AK to fly hunters out in cubs and 180's (kids - passion #1, cub #2 hunting#3) the gods decided against enlisted/warrant officer pilots for the Marines, and the family was growing...flying was out :cry: Fast fwd a few years... Family's almost all growd up, I was hunting in AK, paying someone to fly me out, thought ya know? bet this guy puts his pants on one leg at a time too? Started up the flying thing again hard! Didn't stop going to schools till I had all the ratings/certs/enorsments. Bought a 18-150 and ain't looking back, Move over Andy we'll be neighbors in 2 more years(when Lauren Grad's)....lol
One more thing... brought up my 4th pasion once before (American V twins) locals got all excited, thought I was comparing Harley and Cubs?
Couldn't help but notice all the motorcycle riders here? a similar feeling of freedom? (no comparison though :P )
Saw My favoriet new saying on this site...Not all that wander are lost
07-16-2003, 01:14 PM
58 here.........started flying in '67.......first TW was in '69.... a 135 Champ that sat unused on the ramp and the farmer who owned it gave me carte blanche to fly it ( no TW experience, but I learned in a hurry). Have owned cubs starting in 73 ( J-3's, PA-11's, and most all Super Cubs)
Thank you Supercub.org for providing some new playmates.
...........and Dana is really 66 but those KC ribs keep her ageless and tolerant ! :lol:
38. Started flying in 67 in the baggage compartment of a J3 with my brother and sister in the backseat and dad in front. First official solo was on my 16 birthday in a PA11. Bought a wrecked Super Cub in 94 and spent 5 years rebuilding it then sold the PA11 after having it in the family for 22 years when the 18 was done. Spent 3 years in the Army after high school as a ATCS. Then went to Lake Area Vo Tech in Watertown SD for 2 years to get my A&P licence. Been working for the FAA since 88.
07-16-2003, 10:01 PM
Sixty five. It does sneak up on you. Began in 1967 in Fairbanks, AK with a J-5-85, followed by a Champ, 170B, PA-11-90 and a new Supercub in 1977. Sold Cub and left AK in 1982. Completed an experimental Supercub in 1997 with a 125 Lyc and many AK mods. Nothing as great as flying a cub in AK. I just returned from AK last Sun. Flew up with a friend in his 185, two days in Idaho back country, Juneau via Cassiar HWY/Dease Lake. Landed on the beach west of Glacier Bay, east of Seward and west of Anchor Point. Shared the beach and salmon with the bears and eagles. Beautiful country. Will live out of my cub and explore AK the summer and fall of 2005 when I retire.
07-16-2003, 10:13 PM
My body is 56... the rest of me varies from day to day.
Soloed on 16th birthday in J-3 Cub..... haven't looked back since.
07-17-2003, 09:23 AM
My body is 57... the rest of me varies from day to day.
Soloed on 16th birthday in J-3 Cub..... haven't looked back since.
07-17-2003, 09:15 PM
My PA-12 was 15 when I was born. Got my license in it (on skis) 6 years ago. After the rebuild is finished, it will be 40 years younger than I am.
07-18-2003, 11:48 AM
A friend of mine told me once that he read where the average floatplane pilot is in his/her 50's. From what I see here that probably holds true for Super Cub pilots also. By the way, I don't act my age. I like being young at heart. :evil: :evil:
07-18-2003, 12:06 PM
I'm 27 and I own a 1946 PA-12-150 that is just coming out of a total (and I do mean total) rebuild with my dad. I haven't flown it yet, but it should be ready to fly by the end of the year. The goal was to make a stock looking airplane (original instruments, paint scheme, etc.) with some mods like flaps, 150hp, extended baggage and the 18 tail. I will post some pictures when it's finished. I'm in Dallas, TX, so I don't need to get radical like most of you in the north and west.
07-18-2003, 03:41 PM
I turned 42 this past Tuesday, July 15. Thought to post on my birthday, but friends and good conversation took up the day. :D
Built scale model planes as a boy in Michigan; the best flying free flight one was a balsa and tissue Super Cub that was made for an .020 motor, that I later modified with a .049. I adjusted the glide by trial and error with power off hand launches down our hill behind the barn, by bending trim tabs cut from an aluminum can and pushed into knife slots in the trailing edges. Trimmed it to climb under power in circles, so it wouldn't just disappear. My Dad did run a mile onto the neighbors farm to follow and retrieve it one evening.
Paid off my first pickup truck and then saved cash to buy an ultralight in 1984. Then age 23. Met a guy name Whitman that was very generous with the use of his grass strip, that helped facilitate everything. The engine outs in that plane were quite memorable. Vibration and my inexperience frapped it out in 80 hours. Couldn't climb over Appalachian Mountain ridges in a headwind, either.
I dreamed of flying to and in Alaska. The desire burned bright. :angel:
Bought a Maxair Drifter, and flew it another 170 hours, including a five day trip down to Sun & Fun. Camped on the Atlantic Ocean beach each night.
Thought to finally head for Alaska.
Bought a Cessna 170 on May 24, 1987, and left for Alaska on May 25th. Gone for 5 weeks. Fueling in Whitehorse, I saw real bush Super Cubs for the first time, and met and learned about their pilots. I was awed by their nimble, convenient ease of getting down just about anywhere - to access incredible country. Joined them as best I could in the 170. After flying in that country, I'm flat spoiled on Alaska flying!
Came home and sold the 170 - and bought a hot black and red Mooney :bang that I owned 8 years and had incredible experiences with. Flew the Mooney to Alaska a couple times, got there quick but still dreamed of the utility of a Cub.
Found an affordable farm to build a home and airstrip in 1991. Flew my Mooney over 35 foot trees into the 800 foot strip for years. Got the strip fully licensed in 1995.
Went to Canada to purchase my '77 Super Cub in 1994, and right now it is the only airplane I fly. It is perfect for my strip and the type of flying I love to do. It had only 500 hours on it when I got it. I had lightweight electrical system mods done, underseat storage, 3" tall gear, metal headliner and extended baggage, inertial reel harnesses, 82 x 41 borer, VG's, brake boosters. King GPS/comm, and now also a transponder. I'm on 26 inch tires, for a combination of controlability and ability to roll over stuff. Tempted to remove the entire vacuum system. This Cub has been to Alaska a few times, yearning for another trip there.
Did have a cherry 185 for a couple years, but sold it to a great guy with a household name in Malibu, California.
I'd rather fly the Cub, for sure. With the Cub it is easiest to fly in a way that is young at heart. :D Look forward to meeting more of y'all when either you or I am crossing the country or getting together at Supercub.Org events.
Clyde G. Davis
07-18-2003, 04:30 PM
:-? OK, I'm 69 (70 next March). Soloed a Cub after 4.5 hours of instruction in 1952, private, then Commercial license in about 1954-55. My wife is about ready to solo our J3. We have a 1939 J3 and a 1946 Fairchild F-24R. Flew the Cub to the Lompoc fly-in last week and the Fairchild to Kitty Hawk (Coast-to-Coast) a month ago. I'm still working and have no plans to retire (look what happened to Strom Thurmond, he retired and a few months later he was dead... of course he was 100). ...Clyde
07-19-2003, 07:30 AM
i don't feel quite as old as i did at the beginning of this post.
my body is 64 and my mind is 24.
i started flying for the navy at the age of 21 and have flown off and on since then. mostly cessnas until i got my top cub a year ago, the most fun flying plane of all. took a fantastic trip to alaska in june and am going to canada later this summer.
enjoy this website, thanks.
07-19-2003, 09:42 PM
I was born two weeks before Pearl Harbor....guess that's about 61 years and some change ago. Started flying in 1960 at a little grass field on the south side of Ft. Worth, Texas, called Russell Field--long gone now. My first instructor was C.O. Williams, an elderly gentleman at the time (in his 70's) who was an active pilot in France in the Great War. Plane was a 8E Luscombe, vintage 1946. First J-3 I bought cost $700. Wife wouldn't speak to me for weeks cause that was money we didn't have. Sold it for $2,500 several years later and thought I'd skinned a fat hog. Some time later, in the early 70's I bought a 1939 J-3 and flew it awhile before going through 20 some odd years in V35 Bonanzas. Sold my last V35 in 1997 and shortly after bought my Supercub.....a 1979 beauty with only 390 TT on it. Have been having more fun than ought to be allowed a feller. Often fly it from Amarillo, Texas (our home) to Angel Fire, New Mexico. One to two hundred feet going west (with frequent stops along the way to piddle around), and 11,500 feet coming back (good winds).
07-20-2003, 07:53 PM
I bought a Very nice Luscombe to learn to fly in for $1250.00. I was 19 and by the price of my airplane you probably know I have to be 67 now. Oh that was in 1955. Zowie!!!the prices have changed. My next airplane was a Very nice Piper PA-12 in 1959 for a whopping $1650. I am looking to buy a Piper Pathfinder now and expect to pay around $80,000. Times have changed with prices and also with income so I'm not complaining much.
07-21-2003, 07:41 PM
I learned to fly in a 39 J-3 when i was 16, I'm 17 now and just got my license two weeks ago. My dad and I have a C-120 with an O-290 D (125 hp).
07-21-2003, 08:31 PM
Congrats on the new license Rob. Treasure those moments in the '39 cub.....when you are an "old timer" like some of us those memories will be unique and not likey shared by many others of your age. A '39 cub was the first plane I owned and have many fond memories of the fun and simplicity that it offered.
07-21-2003, 09:22 PM
Am 46 now still feel 18, started flying in 1978 still havn't done enough. Whats the connection between bikes and Aircraft? most have done a bit of riding, I'm onto my 34th bike now and still learning to fly, ride, drive......live.......
Clyde G. Davis
07-22-2003, 09:17 PM
:lol: That's amaizing! It's hard to beleive that I am the oldest in this thread so far. Seems like I spent the first half of my life being too young for whatever I wanted to do, ...and now... time sure flys. Fortunitely, so do I. Clyde (69)
Clyde, we have not come up with a prize yet.... :roll:
07-22-2003, 10:09 PM
Hello from God's country! aka Arizona.
Hey I think I'm hearing all the Alaskans laughing or groaning. I'm 46, been flying since 1992 with a two year hiatus, getting a business off the ground. I needed a BFR to get back into the air, so someone suggested doing a tailwheel endorsement. YEAH, that was a great suggestion! :D
I now have 16+ hours in a Super Cub, and what a great way to get back into flying. I can see by others sentiments regarding the SC, that I share your enthusiasim for flying, and flying a true classic.
Best regards to Yall, AA
I am 43 (for two more weeks..). Started flying in '84 in 172s and Pa-28s. Flew rentals until 86 when I bought a 1961 Cessna 150B. Had a lot of fun (and scared myself badly) with it until I sold it in 1995. Became interested in vintage airplanes along the way. Learned to fly tailwheel airplanes in Snohomish, WA. Bought a wrecked Aeronca Champ, which I rebuilt to original specs. Promised myself never to rebuild another airplane. In this country, the CAA sees it as their main obligation to keep small airplanes grounded, thus the paperwork took 1½ years to do.
I still enjoy the Champ, but - now that I am rebuilding the PA-12 I bought in spite of the previously mentioned promise to myself - I look forward to not having to fly an underpowered airplane anymore. The -12 is going to have a 150 engine, flaps, V.G.s, etc.
Funny about the aircraft/motorcycle thing. I have been riding motorcycles ever since I was 18.
I enjoy this forum and learn a lot. :D
07-23-2003, 11:20 AM
Hello Neighbor! Congratulations! I look forward to flying with you. Do you live on "Fly for Fun"? I live at Parkside (couple miles to the north)
07-23-2003, 11:57 AM
My name is Phil and I'm a Supercub owner and I'm 32 years old. I've had mine about a year now (it's a 58 model.) I'm loving every minute of it. If you haven't flown in a supercub, you haven't lived yet. :)
I'm 36, soloed a '40 model J3C-65 in summer 2000 off a grass strip. Finished up my private in a '41 J3C-65 in May of 2001. My original instructor "signed me off" for concrete runways after taking me into my first paved strip soon after my first solo. My dad and I now own a '55 PA-18A, great plane. The plane is kept on a grass strip in Huntsville, Tx. I live in Austin, Tx, 3 kids (4, 2, and 8 monhts) still working on my first wife. I also raced off-road motorcycles for quite a few years before getting the flying bug.
07-23-2003, 11:58 PM
Haven't posted here in a long time - lot's happened since then. I'm 25. I got laid off from an engineering job in April. I used my severance money and borrowed a Mooney and got a commercial ticket. I also flew the pants off my Luscombe - 'till I found a teaspoon of metal shavings in the oil. I'm overhauling the engine now...
The reason I'm posting again however, is that I flew a Supercub today. The one I'll be working in if all things turn out well. If I pass my 'checkride' with the company owner, I'll be towing gliders out of Boulder with a 180 hp cub. I don't remember what year it is, but I'm discovering what a cool airplane a cub is to fly. Compared to my Luscombe, it climbs like a homesick angle - it's awesome!!
This will be my first flying job - hope it will be the first of many, as an engineer turned aviator...
BTW - I learned to fly in 2000, and I have more tailwheel time than I do tric.
07-24-2003, 12:11 AM
I'm nearly 47, I don't know where the time has gone.....
I subscribe to the theory that you are only as old as your dreams....therefore I'm still 16 :)
5 kids (all under 12 years old) and a wife, a farm with way too many cows, a PA-11 and a Pawnee that need recovering and flying.
Been interested in Cubs since age 5...soloed in 1976...got commercial ticket and flew agplanes in the 1980's.
Yes...and I also used to ride motorcycles. I sense a trend here:)
07-24-2003, 03:18 AM
Yeah I live on Fly For Fun, my hanger is on the north side of the strip and furthest to the west. Stop by any time if the hanger doors are open or if the plane is outside. It would be fun to go flying together sometime.
07-24-2003, 06:44 PM
07-24-2003, 11:20 PM
I find it interesting that my husband can recall the N numbers of 5 different airplanes but can't remember how old he is. He is actually 42. (I'm 46).
So, you were a Senior when he was a Freshman, right?
07-25-2003, 12:10 PM
I started flying gliders when I was 21, and bought my C-140 when I was 22. I'm 24 now and my only regret is that I didn't start to fly sooner. :D
07-25-2003, 02:19 PM
I'm 24 now
Well I'm glad I'm not the only one! :P I know of at least one other person who frequents the site who's younger, he's a Hammond too.
07-25-2003, 02:30 PM
OK - I'll give in on this thread. 36 (for 9 more days).
Due to business reasons I sold my PA-18 1.5 years ago. (had it for 9 years) It's new owner is putting in a wide fuse and a 180.
Things are looking up business wise and now I'm debating going certified or building a Smith Cub. Can hardly wait to get back into my own airplane but in the meantime the extremely generous folks around here have kept my hand in flying 12's, 18's, J-3's. T-Carts and Husky's. Cubdrvr and SJ think I have it better now than ever. 8)
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08-01-2003, 09:41 PM
Since Rob W posted I don't feel so bad. I am 21 and a senior in college (for the second time) Been flying since I was 18 (licensed anyway...flying with my dad since i was young) My 12 is 56 years old and my 206 is 26. They both make me feel like a kid...and hopefully will for years. And TJ I have a bunch of Blazo boxes next to my bed...so I must not be that young
08-01-2003, 10:08 PM
I dont feel bad either. I'm proud im a pilot at such a young age, not many people do this.
08-02-2003, 01:56 AM
You make me homesick! Used to chase Polar bears up your way in the way back years, Blazo boxes by the bed? Heck I remember when that was furniture, shelving, kitchen cabinets, tool box and wood box! I used to take care of the "elevator" at the Fish and Game office in Nome too.
My first sleddog ride was our husky pulling me in a Blazo box fitted with runners! Fun stuff, Glad to see you are having a fun time in Nome
By the way I am 51 years young and been flying since I was nine, soloed at 11 and after 1500 or so hours rebuilt my first plane, have had the privelage to fly a lot of different planes, but my favorite is the Supercub!
I even got a reall pilots license in 1975, (got caught flying commercially as a relief pilot (the boss bought me an airline ticket to Southern CA to get "legal".
Aint this a great site!
08-02-2003, 01:14 PM
Good to see some young guys in here. To be young and flying, tis nice.
08-03-2003, 10:11 PM
15 years old!
Mostly a wallflower on here, Lucky enough to be born to a flying dad with a 46 CHamp and a 47 J-3. Scheming about selling both (after I solo in the Cub in January) and buying a PA-18 in need of recover/rebuild.
I've got to be the luckiest teenager in the US!
that would be a big mistake ChaseN-- You'd just get solo'd then have to shut down your flying for quite a while. You think your Dad will really turn you loose in a Brand newly Recovered Super Cub that he just spent 50-60 thousand dollars rebuilding and a year or two of labor. Get lots of time in the J-3 and champ before you make the Trade. Good Luck!!
08-04-2003, 09:36 AM
Sorry my post was vague, we'd keep the Cub until I got my license, while we rebuilt a Super Cub.
08-04-2003, 10:20 AM
I think you missed my point Gunny. ChaseN said they were thinking of trading the champ and chief right after he soloed, for a rebuild project. Two problems I see. How long will it take to rebuild the Supercub. All the while they are without an airplane to keep current in, and How much is it going to cost to insure a low time student pilot in a $60,000 to $80,000 dollar Super cub? and remember that won't include any off airport landings. Why not keep the two cheaper aircraft for a while longer and get lots of experience in them before going to a higher priced more expensive to operate aircraft. Plus, they can both fly an airplane at the same time. If Dad and son go in one, only Dad gets to log the time until son is licensed.
Remember, ChaseN didn't say he was a "Licensed" pilot yet.
08-09-2003, 12:35 PM
08-10-2003, 11:19 AM
56 and pushing 57 real hard. Started flying while a senior in high school in 1964 in a Piper Colt when my Algebra teacher took me for a flight after school, then got me a job at the Hillsboro airport as a line boy. Took flying lessions at $8.00 for a 1/2 hr session, wet rate and including the instructor. Wages at that time was $1.25/hr before taxes, so took a while to get enought money together for that 1/2 hr lession.
Years later bought a 172 and flew it for 15 years and fell in with Lonnie and Freightliner Tim, so sold the 172 and bought the SC. Now doing a full restoration on it and hope to have it in the air again in the Fall 2004. (fingers crossed!)
I have a daughter, son-in-law and newborn garndson in the Chicage area, so want to tie in an SC trip to New Holstein and then down to visit them when the rebuild is complete..
Great website here!
08-10-2003, 06:17 PM
Bob, Just to set the record straight? I think you meant you fell in love with Tim's-Freightliner and Lonnie's Supercub! I can't wait till you get that cub flying again and we have another SC in the area!
08-10-2003, 06:30 PM
Am 50. Started flying at 15, soloed at 16. Bought a 1961 Cessna 175B in 1977, before my first new car, putting a 0-360 Lycoming and Horton STOL kit on it in 1979, still have it. Bought a 1946 65hp Cub in 1990, flew it for 50 hours that summer and then hung it in a restaurant. Got the Cub bug and traded some real estate for my 1939 85hp Cub in the spring of 1991 and flown it about 1300's hours since. Bought an old 64 Mooney 7 or 8 years ago and its fun to fly, but no Cub-its sits in the barn mostly. Bought another straight 61 Cessna 175B about two years ago. Never seem to sell anything. Have them all here on the farm in a hangar/shop/equipment shed a two minute walk from my bedroom. Life can't get any better than this. Also looking for a PA-18-150. Thought I had one bought this spring, but the guy changed his mind. Oh yeah, the Cub that I hung in the restaurant-I sold it back to the guy I bought it from when I sold the restaurant-I think that he restored in a gave it to his son.
08-11-2003, 08:10 AM
YO, Tim! Re-read my post! I did NOT say I fell in love with you and Lonnie. I said I "fell in" with you and Lonnie, as in fell in a snake pit, fell in with others of ill-repute, etc. 'couse I did fall in love with Lonnies' Cub and your Freightliner and the kind of flying you guys do.
And next fall can't come too soon, assuming I can get the job done. Left wing almost ready to hang on the wall, but uncovered the rudder on Saturday. Discovered I need a new one. The old one is probably rebuildable, but more cost effective to buy a new one from Univair at about $350. Oh well, s--t happens.
08-11-2003, 11:42 AM
All in fun Bob! I know Lonnie is in Alaska having the time of his life! My cub is "hangered" for a spell, needs some work. Glad to hear your project is coming along.
08-13-2003, 03:01 PM
Look at you plane drivers. Talking about the A word (age). Thought I'd add my 2-bits to encourage and inspire you. I grew up like most building model planes (1950's), dreaming about flying, got my ticket in 1995 and am purchasing-rebuilding a wrecked Super Cub 160 thanks to the kindness of Dan Hollingsworth, my former student-athlete, at Dan's Aircraft in Anchorage. I never wanted to do a project, because to the time factor--preferred flying to building. However I'm learning a ton. Which brings me back to the A word...age. Lord willing, and that's the operative phrase, I'll be flying my first (and only?) plane next summer, 62 years after my 1-9-42 arrival from the factory, with plans to fly another 40 years.
I'm 33 and I've been working toward my PPL for a year. I've been flying a C-152 but look forward to the day I can start flying Cubs. The check ride is the only thing remaining.
Steve's Aircraft (Steve)
08-16-2003, 08:31 PM
I,m 58, Dad was a crop duster so grew up in planes. Legally soloed in 64, Got Dad's 53 worn out A model Cub in 68, rebuilt it into a two holer and been flying it since. Got a Tri-Pacer and converted it to a Pacer with a 180 when the kids outgrew the Cub's baggage compartment in 1980. Both boys fly the Cub as well as my wife, and am looking forward to when the grandkids fly her. The grandkids are 9, 2 and 6 months.
03-28-2004, 12:21 PM
I'm 5 months away from turning 46. Got my license in 1986 and bought a 1958 straight tail Cessna 172. Spent most of my flying time on skis fishing and rabbit hunting. Had to sell it when the engine was timed out (needed all my money to take care of family). Children are 18 & 19 now (the older is now training to become an officer and jet pilot in the Canadian Air Force-living vicariously through her at the present) and the younger, female also, will graduate from high school this year. Finally will be able to spend some time and money on building a cub. Can't shake the need to fly. Wife just started new job with more money so she will help. Have worked in construction for all my life and need to take advantage of my remaining youth.
03-28-2004, 12:34 PM
I'm 38. Been flying since I was 15 (gliders) and received a PPL scholarship ten years later. Never thought I would keep my PPL as PA-28's were extremely boring compared to high performance gliders. I mean, steering wheels in a plane!...
But then a friend let me borrow his L-4 for a week...
03-28-2004, 01:05 PM
I'll be 60 in June. Still 19 at heart. First flew in my Dad's BT-13 Vultee Vibrator when I was 6 weeks old. Soloed in '65, then bought an L-2, so felt I didn't need a license. Finally got my private a couple of years later, in an Aero Commander 100, after the Feds caught up with me. Have owned an L-2, a J-5, a PA-20, 2 ea. 180's, and 2 ea. PA-18's, (and several spam-cans with training wheels, not worth mentioning). ATP-MEL, Com-SEL & SES, FE-turbojet. Flew a lot in sales, commuter airlines (ASA), and was hired by Braniff, but they went bust before I got on the line. Aircrew in the Navy 6 years (P2V), and Flight Engineer in the Texas Air National Guard (KC-97L) for 3 years. Just sold my 180 to buy a new house (priorities gone awry!). Once started to work on my rotorwing rating, and then came to my senses. Still enjoy flying the SC best. It's family!
03-28-2004, 01:53 PM
I'm pushing 62 real hard, but still feel young. I received my flight training at tax payers expense, in the US Army- thanks guys!!!
I owned a J3 Reed Clipped wing for many years with a C-90. Wish I never sold it. Then bought a Cessna 170B. I kept the 170 over 10 years and 900 hours. I currently don't own anything, but I am building a hangar out at our local grass strip. When its completed, I am going to buy possibly two aircraft. Right now, I'm leaning towards either a wide body Supercub or -12, and either a Cessna 185 or Maule M7-235.
You'all Take Care,
03-28-2004, 07:26 PM
howdy,Its been awhile since I've posted I guess I'm more of a reader than a writer.I turned 48 this year, i still think I'm 25 but parts of me say different.I started flying in79 got my ticket in 83,learned in a PA-12 and since then flown alot of different stuff even planes with the training wheel. Living my dream of owning my own repair station and building my dream plane ,a 180HP PA-12.Hope to have it north by fall.As most of you know we must not be in it for the money. I have allways enjoyed this site and consider it to be a great source of information.I am proud to be amongst you all....
I'm 22 years old. 3rd Gen. USAF aricrew member(grandpa was around for two years before it become USAF). grandpa was a gunner on RB-36..dad was a gunner on b-52d then a flight enigeer on c-130e....later b/h/DC/H/R...etc(list goes on forever), he was also a FE for about 5 years on KC-10s during the first gulf war.
I've been a C-130H(3) Loadmaster since i was 18, have nearly 2,000 hours in the herc.. just short of 1,000 hours of combat time between afganistan, Iraq, and Colombia.
still don't have my PPL or a Super cub but i'm saving up 2,000 bucks so this fall i can knock my PPL out pretty quick. after that i will start saving for a SC!!!! i have about 3,000 hours on flight sims(much cheaper per hour :lol: ) and fly the heck out of a SC in FS2004..currently doing a trip across the USA in a SC..at UT54 at the moment. started at long island..then 3PN3, KYNG, 58OH, 3KY4, 92IL, 2AR1, 2KS2, 99CO, CO11, 73CO, UT54. i think i've had to make two fuel stops extra because of bad winds. most airports were unpaved and less than 2,000 feet, except youngstown...my g/f lived there all her life figured out'd check it out. ok well thats my story. if anyone has a Super Cub around Central arkansas(i live in sherwood, 5 mins away from 1m1) i'd love to come see a real super cub
03-28-2004, 08:41 PM
I guess I'm the oldest geezer, 72. Except for aches and pains I really don't feel that old. Learned to fly in 1950 when my cousin and I bought a Champ without telling our parents. Had many airplanes including a J3 duster, a PA11 and a Super Cub. Have a Citabria GCBC and a 58 160hp Tri Pacer now. Also the 1933 E2 that I'm rebuilding for the 3rd time. My prime motivator in this project is my 12yr old Granddaughter Katie who wants to solo it when she is 16. She has been helping me work on airplanes since she was 3, including using her small hands to replace the mags in the Citabria 3yrs ago. Larry
I turned 50 this recent February, marking my 34 anniversary as a pilot. My early training was in Cessna 150's but I purchased a straight tail 172 in '73. In '75 my father earned his private license and we purchased a Cessna 182 together. Together we logged 3500 hours on it before we sold it in 1994. My first Cub was a 1977 PA-18 that I owned from '94 to '98. The next Cub, a 1950 PA-18, is a project. Last December I purchased a nice original '89 PA-18 in Illinois, but weather prevented flying it out until early March. By chance I met up with Steve Johnson at the East Kansas City airport. The FBO said he knew Steve and had his cell phone. Twenty minutes later Steve arrived in his beautiful CC-180. The 15 knot headwind made his landing appear vertical... and his Cub made mine look like a toy.
03-28-2004, 11:31 PM
Sixty five and have not been able to pass a physical since 1990. What a bummer...At least I was so very lucky to have as much enjoyment in aviation in Alaska while I could........Never hold back guys, the oppurtunity only comes around once in a life time. I soloed in 1957 in a
J-3 in Nebraska at 6 hours and then moved to Alaska where I really learned how to really fly an aircraft correctly.
At times in my postion, I was able to fly some company aircraft and my favorate to play with was the Pilatus Porter PC6 turbine with the PT6.
Better have very strong arms to fly it though. Only aircraft I have ever flown that could hang on a prop when empty or descend vertical at 90 K with maybe a little bata cranked in? Ouch.
03-28-2004, 11:40 PM
Iamb 58. Got my private in '79. Started taildraggers with a citabria and ended up with a maule. Now I have another maule M6-235 and a PA18-180. I really enjoy the website and all your communual BS.
03-29-2004, 12:37 AM
I am 37 and started flying when I was 15. Flipped burgers at the Golden Arches to pay for it. I learned to fly at Santa Paula Airport CA. I have fond memories of that airport, Dewey Aviation, Steve McQueen planes, etc... What a Mecca! Lanceair was a two-bit operation then. I got my tailwheel endorsement in a 7ECA.
Anyway - I stayed current until my first born came. Then it was shelved for ... counting 7 years .... :cry: I'm making a comeback though! I am getting a Spraker tack-welded PA-18 fuselage and am taking the plunge on experimental! Yeah, I've read the the debate. I like controversy.
03-29-2004, 12:41 AM
Thanks everyone for being honest about your age and outlook on flying.
Im 57 and wanted to build a SuperCub kit plane but after thinking about it I know it would take about three years to finish, then I would be 60 and could not fly much longer, Some of you guys proved me wrong, maybe I will build one after all. I got my private licence in 1972 in just 7 hours of flying at a cost of $600. It was just before I got married, I knew that I could not afford it after I was married, making $1.80 per hour building boats. I was right, had two boys who are now 30 and 33 years old. Now I want to go flying again and I want to start out with a SuperCub and keep it for as long as I can fly. I will need alot of dual time with a instructor until I feel comfortable with the plane. I have built hot rods, Funny cars and rebuild Bultaco Trials motorcycles. Love animals and family. Im tired of working and want to slow down some and enjoy the country more and new friends on SuperCub.org
03-29-2004, 01:12 AM
I am 9 celebrating my 42nd anniversery of my 9th this year..
Started flying when I celebrated the 6th anniversary of my 9th birthday and traded a 1930 Ford Model A Coupe for a Piper Cub...Ground looped it when the guy was trying to show me how to fly it..Humbled me big time..No big cocky pilot no more! Flew for 16.5 more anniversaries with no license or medical..Who needed one back then! Flew and had fun took my girlfriends everywhere in my Cub..Then one day took a check ride, the examiner who gave me my ride was also a manager at a local flight school...He gave me a check ride for a Commerical as I always rented from him for taking friends flying...In his Cessna 172!
Then I told him I just needed a sign off for my Private..He about killed me before I got out the plane...But no one ever asked for a ticket back then.
Oh well, what can you expect from a 9 year old..After owning many airplanes and many, many Cubs, I am the proud owner of a 1951 Super Cub!
I have flown many of everything and love them all, but nothing beats a Super Cub...
Divorced many years and not looking for one to own no more...Maybe a 24 hour rental now and then but nothing more than that!
03-29-2004, 07:37 AM
Now that you asked, I just turned 27 yesterday. My current airplane is a 1977 Cessna Hawk XP on 2350 Wipline amphibs. Although it is not a cub, it gets the job done.
03-29-2004, 08:33 AM
Speaking of old pilots, try this one on for size:
A few years ago At Sun & Fun, the FAA did a ramp check on a very old white haired guy who was walking on a cane. This guy flew into S&F in a Cessna 182. The old guy fumbled around in his wallet and came up with a old yellowed paper, unfolded it and handed it to the FAA inspector. The paper was a certificate of flying proficiency from the Orvill Wright School of Flying. The FAA Inspector said, " if this is not grandfathered, I don't know what is".
How about them apples?
Mike in NC
03-29-2004, 09:30 AM
I'm 51. Have a PA12, PA30B and Soneri2L. Been flying since 72, have 8K+ don't really track it close anymore. But I enjoy the grass when the weather gets nice, grandson's love it. Sometimes Grandma too.
03-29-2004, 09:52 AM
I'm 48. Grew up in the back seat of a 75hp J-3 my dad flew up and down the Yukon River back in the late 50's. Claimed my PPL in 1974 in Soldotna, AK and received a seaplane rating a year later. I've owned a C-90 J-3 (sweet), an M-5 235C, and presently am the proud owner of a SC 150.
Thanks, all for making this an entertaining, informative website.
03-30-2004, 11:53 AM
I'm 43 and been flying since 1988.Learned in a Cherokee 180 and bought that same 180 just 2 months into my training.I also flew to the Bahamas in 1992 and I highly recommend that trip to all who are inclined.On a different note,I went to a KISS concert in Madison Square Garden in 1974,their first year touring.My the things we remember!Anyway..I currently fly a 2000 M7-235 Maule taildragger and love this conventional gear stuff.Plan to go to the Grand Canyon this year and see the s.w...I also have enjoyed the S.C. site and hope to get up to see ya'll in A.K. and see all those Cubs.....Herman.
03-30-2004, 11:57 PM
I'm 25. I have been flying about 4 years now. I work part time doing engineering design and go to school full time, my major is aeronautical systems engineering. I have finally pestered (after 2 years) one of my close friends into selling me his J-5 project, I am currently working on the wings. I get to fly a few friends cubs from time to time, j-3C-90 and PA-18-150 on wip amphibs. Most of my tailwheel time is begged, borrowed or stolen. I am finishing up my instrument rating now and plan on continuing to my CFI. I fly around in our familys 1957 172 straight tail, I think I have put about 100 hours on it in the last 3 mos.
I'm 58 and trying to finish building my airplanr before I turn 60!
I hold a Commercial, single and multi engine ticket and have been flying about 25 years of so in Alaska. I fly a Luscombe 8E and I'm building a PA14 (did I just mention that?) I better get back to work.
03-31-2004, 09:46 AM
39. Got an early start on being a passenger, but didn't start flying until 4 years ago. Trying hard to make up for lost time though.
03-31-2004, 07:28 PM
:howdy I'm 57. Got my PPL in 1968 with Dads supercub while in college. Have two 1989 supercubs which I keep at work about 1/4 mile from home. My Dad is going to be 89 next month. Still has a current medical. :cheers One cub has 31" Bushwheels with extended gear and Borer prop and airglas 2000 skiis. Hobbies: family, flying, sports cars, guns, hunting, mining crystals, big construction equipment, reading, computers, gambling, art, and lots of other things. :flag
03-31-2004, 09:18 PM
Well, looks like i'm really up there with the seniors again.I'm 62 and have owned my L21 cub for 17 yrs.
03-31-2004, 09:23 PM
I'll be 20 in 2.5 months, aviation has been the center of my life for as long as I can remember.
03-31-2004, 10:21 PM
Pushing 61, have a PA12, partners in a 182, also have four motorcycles and a boat. Retired and enjoying every bit of it. Airplanes are my real passion, been flying since '63.
04-01-2004, 12:32 AM
44 and wondering how I got here? :drinking:
04-05-2004, 08:53 AM
37 years young. Purchased a '53 SC 135 ten years ago. Took my training & check ride in my own bird. Only way to go if you're committed to flying, & know what kind of bird you want. '14A is on skis all winter, 26" goodyears in spring & fall, & EDO 2000's all summer. She was recently totally rebuilt from the ground up & fitted with a 150 hp up front. Looking forward to the next ten years of pure fun !
04-05-2004, 12:27 PM
I'm 33. 4 years older than my 1975 SuperCub. I've owned it for about 2 years.
04-06-2004, 12:18 AM
I just turned 45 and have a 1977 cub I have owned for 8+ years. learned in pa 28's pumped gas at hillisboro in the 70's checked out in cubs nd citabria right after gettin ticket. bought maule M-5 and flew lots before family and buisness came along. Now I am trying to make more time to fly.
Have some pitts time, great lakes, scout, champ, maule. and Super cub.
04-11-2004, 08:18 PM
52 yrs. Been flying the same PA-11 since 1975, actually a J-3 that was converted to PA-11 configuration.
im only 15 but trainig in a SC and a Cessna172K mostly.
We use the cub for the fun flying
04-12-2004, 09:47 PM
Welcome Tom. Sounds like your having fun. Wish I had gotten into aviation at your age. Probably would have saved my folks quite a few years of grief. Stick with it and have fun.
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