“I’ll be 88 this year, and I really get a lot of pleasure out of owning an airplane and being able to fly it.”
“When you fly a vintage airplane, you meet other people with the same heart for that kind of flying. They’re passionate pilots — it’s a love thing, and no amount of money is going to change that.”
“My Cub gives me the true feeling and freedom of flight.”
It may have seemed a bit outlandish to ask the people of Memphis, Missouri, (population about 1,800) for $75,000 to bring the Pheasant home.
NC80309 has flown fewer than 200 hours since it came off the Beech production line in August 1946.
It took 57 years from first solo to getting his certificate, but 84-year-old Larry Long has fulfilled his life-long dream of flight.
Dave Stevenson soloed 75 years ago, and is still flying.
More than 620 people made the journey to the 46th annual Beech Party.
It’s ridiculously fun to be a participant in these pumpkin dropping missions.
“I rarely met an airplane I didn’t love,” says Bill Miles.