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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 180

One of the best planes Cessna developed was the Cessna 180.  Powered by a 230 horsepower Continental engine, the 180 could carry four at speeds of about 135 knots.  At the same time, she could carry a load of luggage … Continue reading

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The Cessna 172 on Steroids

A Cessna 172 on steroids? No not really. Something like that would have another name. Most in the aviation business know it as a Cessna 182 Skylane. The two airplanes look very similar with tricycle landing gear, four seats, and … Continue reading

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Why I Fly?

Why do I fly?  Sometimes, something like that is hard to explain, especially to those who do not fly.  They say a photograph is worth a thousand words; if that is so, a video is probably worth somewhere upwards of 500,000 paragraphs.  … Continue reading

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Cutting Teeth

I am nervous, the weather is not good.  I have been contracted to fly a client in her airplane, a Cessna 182, to the Cook County Airport up in Adel, GA.  The weather in Tampa is awful, below mins.  And … Continue reading

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