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    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.
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    44 and wondering how I got here?
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    age

    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 !
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    I'm 33. 4 years older than my 1975 SuperCub. I've owned it for about 2 years.

    John

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    age

    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.

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    HOW OLD IS EVERYONE?

    52 yrs. Been flying the same PA-11 since 1975, actually a J-3 that was converted to PA-11 configuration.

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    im only 15 but trainig in a SC and a Cessna172K mostly.
    We use the cub for the fun flying

    tom ford
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    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.
    Steve Pierce

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    Not sure how I got on this thread, but it was nice to peruse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ;267879
    im only 15 but trainig in a SC and a Cessna172K mostly.
    We use the cub for the fun flying

    tom ford
    Now you know why he picked the name he did

    Glenn
    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"
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    P.s. 54

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash View Post
    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
    Sometimes I wish I had a time machine...

    That 14 year old is now 33 and learning to fly in the back seat of my own J3 cub. Wish Dad was still around to fly with his boys.

    What a cool thread. To be able to look back 19 years is a hell of a thing. Thanks again SJ for this site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyR View Post
    P.s. 54
    71 flying a 1976 185f since 1981 now have over 10000 hrs in Cubs and Skywagon’s plane now 1977k 180 had since 1997 and a 180 hp cub lots of mods since 1999 my son and I rebuilt to new has 3000 hrs since.been retired since 2005 know busier then ever rebuilding Cubs. Just finished one last winter pa-14 winter before 2 super Cubs complete rebuilds winter before pa-12 all new 180 hp lots of mods. Have another cub to do and fabric a 12.all are fabric work is in oratec.last cub we built javeron wings 24 gal tanks pstol flaps landing lights both wings Dakota tip fabric wing 2 days no flaps or ailerons wt 107 lbs ready to put on
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    YouTube analytics had this to say about the age of folks that watch the HDHP program.


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    "Often Mistaken, but Never in Doubt"
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    Wow, I didn't feel old until I read this, 79 and got my private in 1969

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    * beard must be this gray before admission to ride *

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdriver2 View Post
    Now you know why he picked the name he did

    Glenn
    Now here’s a challenge Glenn, who will come up with a Tom pic at age 15?
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    Tom used to come to the Greenville Fly In as a youngster with his father and watched me compete. Hope I had some small part in helping him catch the bug.
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    319,992 days - for all you math nerds.

    (Edit: Oops! I'm clearly NOT a math nerd. That would be 877 years! The figure should be 26,885 days.)
    Last edited by NunavutPA-12; 01-12-2022 at 03:49 PM.
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    79 next month. Flying for 60yrs. 9500+ hrs. Where did the time go.

    Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by NunavutPA-12 View Post
    319,992 days - for all you math nerds.
    Let's see do we deduct or add 20% or does the exchange rate not apply?

    From Genesis: "And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be
    found in all corners of the earth."

    Then he made the earth round... and He laughed and laughed and laughed!
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    How old do you think you are if you didn’t know when you were born.
    that’s more important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdriver2 View Post
    Now you know why he picked the name he did

    Glenn

    I've spent over half my life here... Man you guys are old
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouter View Post
    Now here’s a challenge Glenn, who will come up with a Tom pic at age 15?
    Heck they are out there, but you'll have to get creative finding them

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    Was honored to be the oldest at NH last year (85) and going strong. In fact just traded in my BMW F700GS for a new Bonneville T120 Triumph to get myself to the airport. Can't remember when I got my PP Lic but was well into my 60's.

    Arnold
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    I'm older than a petrified dinosaur turd. Still flying the same PA-11 I soloed in [officially] after 51 years. That one and a few other airplanes.
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    Not the oldest at 78, but so old I was born in the Pioneer's Home in Sitka, Alaska. Not many started out there, have my room reserved!
    Still flying my Husky and Supercub. Doing a Cessna 175 project for when too old to get in and out of cubs/husky's. that is not soon I hope.
    John
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    At age 52, I still use a paper log book. I bet I haven't missed logging more than a flight or two in 35 years (and I log all of my landings). I had multiple "rolling over the odometer" moments in my last two logbook page. I passed 4,000 hours tt, 2,000 hours turbine time, and 1,000 hours tailwheel time all within two pages. The vast majority of my time is single engine fixed gear (the turbine time is all in a Caravan.) Keeping it simple has worked so far. I still dream of making a perfect mistake free flight. Maybe someday.....
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    I am 59. Born in the same year as my Super Cub, 1962.

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    Like Charlie, born the same year as my plane. But it's a -12, and we all know when they were born - - -
    Gordon

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    Five years younger than my 1941 Taylorcraft. 8K Alaska hrs but not much recently. Will fix that this Spring.

    Gary
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    I will be 75 in July. Soled in an 85 hp J-3 in 1965. Purchased 7-ac at 19. Still fly a champ and 90 hp J-3. Doing a very slow rebuild on my PA-12. I wish i lived closer to some of the experts on this forum.
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    58. Soloed on my 16th birthday at Anchorage international airport on the old runway 13-31 in a 7ECA Citabria in 1979.

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    Kind of surprised to see that a lot of you are my age (75) or older. Interesting.
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    Too old to remember. 67, I think. I'd check my license, but I can't find my glasses...
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    Kurt,
    We soloed on the same runway, I did it in a Cessna 175, my Dad was manager of Anchorage International then, I had been flying with lots of people over the years, Dad always stuffing me in an airplane with someone, this time he wanted to go for a ride, on landing he told me to pull over, got out and said, you are on your own! Same runway landed to the south, but think in 1960-61.
    Nice connection!
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    This thread reminds me of two songs that hit a chord with me:



    "Often Mistaken, but Never in Doubt"
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    You are not the only senior citizen. I am 67 and just bought a Javron project.

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    Most room temp age folks sit on park benches and critique passersby. Is that what's happening here?

    Gary
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