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    First Supercub

    Hi group,

    Just purchased a 2005 Wag-Aero Supercub with 150 HP. Sold my sixth plane (my second PA-22) in October thinking I was done with flying, and this little beauty came along.

    I'm 72, and this is my 7th airplane since getting my license in 1970 at Turner Maine.

    Champ,
    Cessna 150,
    Piper Cherokee 180,
    Cessna 172-M/180,
    PA-22/150,
    PA-22/150,

    now Supercubbing it.

    Still need a BFR, but it's too cold here in Maine right now. Plane safe in hangar.

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    Always loved Cubs and Supercubs, now I have one.

    Cheers

    Bob Finlay
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    Congrats! Great looking plane!

    sj
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    73 next month and 7.5 airplanes since 1973. Licensed in 1968

    T-Craft
    172 Tail dragger
    Fleet 16B
    Comanche 250
    J3 Cub
    Great Lakes
    Legend Cub
    V35B Bonanza. Half Share.

    Congrats on a very nice SC. Enjoy!

    Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richgj3 View Post
    73 next month and 7.5 airplanes since 1973. Licensed in 1968

    T-Craft
    172 Tail dragger
    Fleet 16B
    Comanche 250
    J3 Cub
    Great Lakes
    Legend Cub
    V35B Bonanza. Half Share.

    Congrats on a very nice SC. Enjoy!

    Rich
    There are OLD pilots and there are BOLD pilots, but don't be both or it doesn't last! (First lesson from my first instructor, Everett King, at KTAN. He was the first one-eyed pilot/instructor certified by FAA after crash with a student)

    Quite an assortment of airplanes.
    Actually I owned only 1/2 of the Cherokee, so this makes 6.5 for me. Didn't think of that.

    Safe landings, and tailwinds for you.

    Bob

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    I knew Everett King. Great fellow always with a smile.
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    Now, this is weird. I was at Northeastern University from 1964 to 1969 and used to rent planes at Taunton when I could afford it. I seem to remember him. The reason I went down there was I met a guy who owned a plane based there. I can’t remember his name, but I’ll find it. I think the guy I knew once owned a T-Craft that he propped and it got away from him.

    Rich

    EDIT: Just looked in my log and I flew a 172 there in 69, A 172 6013R and a 172 46708. This was January.
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    I met Everett before the airport was expanded with the hard surfaced runway. The entire airport was two short grass runways next to his hangar and home northeast of the current runway. Today people would likely doubt that used to be the airport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skywagon8a View Post
    I met Everett before the airport was expanded with the hard surfaced runway. The entire airport was two short grass runways next to his hangar and home northeast of the current runway. Today people would likely doubt that used to be the airport.
    Another airport near KTAN is "Cranland" It's 1750', now paved, but when I did my first long XC, it was grass. I flew a Cessna 120 from Twitchell's field to Cranland. Great memories. Finished my PP in Maine.

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    I used to own Cranland. I also was the first person to land there with an Aeronca 7AC N84426 just after it was completed. It was never grass. We did use the grass next to the hard surface and there is a grass over run at the north end.
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    Funny how memory works...Long ago. I remembered landing on the grass. Here is a video of me landing there in my PA-22/150 a couple years back.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxznH5lm66E

    It is a gem of an airport and I'll fly my Cub down there for the monthly breakfast fly-in next summer.

    Thanks for memory (refresher)
    Bob

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    Welcome to Cub flying!! You have lots of great neighbors near you that have cubs and cub minds.

    Pete, Skywagon, is as fine a Gentleman as you can imagine, wish he was my neighbor.
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!
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