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    May 1947 -

    Some excerpts from May 1947.


    Jigs the pup was helping control the coyote population...

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    And Cessna was delivering 140's by truck...

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    And for $1100, you could own a J3.

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    Google says $1100 in 1947 is worth $12,600 today...
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    In 1968 my friend paid $2500 for a J3 with 40 hours on a total rebuild and a Mattituck major Overhaul and a new metal prop. The local experts told him he was crazy for paying that much for a cub.

    I think i was making $9K a year then.

    Rich
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    I'm sure no one will believe me, but I don't think wages have kept up with prices.
    Cessna Skywagon-- accept no substitute!

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    $1200 for me, in 1962. They laughed at me because I didn't bargain; just wrote the check. They wound up being friends.

    Still have it - five landings today! Yay!
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    Bob, how many hours have you put on it since 1962?
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    4700. Roughly. 95 hours on new stroker.
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