Tag Archives: Cessna 150

Off to School

Every two years flight instructors must renew their credentials in order to continue teaching. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provides three ways to accomplish this task. The easiest way is by providing documentation of flight activity showing at least an … Continue reading

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100,000 Airplanes

Which aircraft manufacturing company first reached the milestone of 100,000 aircraft manufactured?  What company was most likely to do this?  Boeing, perhaps?  Mooney?  Lockheed?  Piper? No.  The company was Clyde’s. Clyde Cessna. Cessna was a Kansas farmer who was the … Continue reading

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The Cessna 120 and 140

One of the best airplanes Clyde Cessna’s company put out was the little 140. The 140 also has a little twin, the Cessna 120. Both airframes are very similar, with only slight differences. The most notable difference is the 120 … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Renting

In 1971, the cost of renting airplanes was expensive.  The sad truth about aircraft rental today is that it still remains too expensive.  Relatively speaking, it is more expensive than 35 years ago.  In 1971, a Cessna 150 cost $15 … Continue reading

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Joe’s Luck

I was at the airport when a man inquired about flying lessons. He asked all the usual questions and then pointed to his wife and two boys.  “Can you teach my wife how to fly also?  You know, in case … Continue reading

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