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#12537 - 09/24/10 09:16 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: SkyKing]
Cessna Dude Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6628
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Nice to have you here Phil, welcome to the Club. I'd like to hear more about those motorized mountain bikes when you get a chance.
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#12539 - 09/25/10 12:44 AM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: SkyKing]
Nightowl Offline
Club Sponsor/Speed Demon
Gold Pilot

Registered: 02/14/10
Posts: 1826
Loc: Northwest lower Michigan
Welcome aboard, Flyin Phil. Our first airplane was a 1964 C-150 (acquired in 1970), which also had "Johnson Bar" flaps (as did the Tri-Pacer we flew before we bought our first). Hard to beat those manual flaps, though we've learned to live with the powered variety.

You might find this website of interest. John Wagner, an aerial photographer who has published his work involving Michigan lighthouses, did much of the aerial work with a 1972 C-172 that we owned before he acquired it. He also went with an AirPlains 180 hp conversion when the time came to overhaul the engine. We certainly enjoy the 180 hp conversion in our 172N.

The mountain biking sounds like fun. Motorized? Details please.

John
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'77 C172N, AirPlains 180 hp conversion

Our sigmap has been flown entirely using aircraft with capabilities at or below those of the C-172.


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#12597 - 09/27/10 11:13 AM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: Cessna Dude]
WhiskeyGolf Offline
New Member

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 1
Loc: Tampa, FL USA
Hi! I'm Corey. I have a '77 172N that I keep at KTPF in Tampa. She's good from far, but needs a little work. Would like to do a 180hp conversion and add some amphibious floats one of these days. I've done a few long trips but enjoy flying down to the FL Keys the most.

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#12599 - 09/27/10 05:09 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: WhiskeyGolf]
Nightowl Offline
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Gold Pilot

Registered: 02/14/10
Posts: 1826
Loc: Northwest lower Michigan
Welcome Corey! Good to have you aboard. We have a couple of things in common:

We also have a '77 172N, and were lucky enough to find one with the 180 hp conversion installed by the previous owner. We highly recommend this conversion! It's the engine the 172 should have had all along.

When the wife and I were married in 1967, I was in the USAF at MacDill, and we rented an apartment (it's now an insurance office) on Davis Island. We both trained at Peter O Knight (TPF), and we both got out PPLs there flying Piper Colts. We stop in whenever we're in the area, which is usually once a year. Our sig map shows that we like to use our bird for going places (we named this one, our fourth airplane and third 172, "Traveler"). Haven't done Key West yet, but we have been into Marathon.

Nice looking airplane. At least yours doesn't still have original paint like ours does - that's next on our list.

Hope you're thinking of using floats on fresh water - salt won't be friendly to a '77 Skyhawk with no corrosion proofing.

Happy flying.

John
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'77 C172N, AirPlains 180 hp conversion

Our sigmap has been flown entirely using aircraft with capabilities at or below those of the C-172.


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#12600 - 09/27/10 05:20 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: Nightowl]
Cessna Dude Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6628
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Welcome to the Club Corey! You'll find a lot of nice, helpful folks here. Good luck with the 180hp conversion.
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#12637 - 09/28/10 05:35 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: California Flyer]
Wade L Offline
Safety Pilot

Registered: 09/28/10
Posts: 23
Loc: Massachusetts
Hello, My name is Wade. I'm from Massachusetts and keep my plane at KSFZ in RI. I just got my ticket in April of 2010 and this is my first plane. It's a 1975 172M, with 3200 TTAF and 910 SMOH. Overall in good shape but some plastic is brittle..

I look forward to fly-ins and meeting other pilots.

Wade
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#12639 - 09/28/10 05:39 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: Wade L]
Cessna Dude Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6628
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Welcome to the Club Wade! 1975 and the M model was a popular year for the 172... and the 150 for that matter. Congrats on getting your ticket and happy flying. We hope to see you in these parts often posting away! smile
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#12648 - 09/28/10 07:14 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: Wade L]
SkyKing Offline
Safety Pilot

Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 75
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Welcome aboard, Wade! I live in Texas now, but I grew up in Rhode Island. In fact, my instrument checkride involved an approach into North Central State Airport. My examiner was Gene Bieliecki. Heard of him?
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#13048 - 10/09/10 03:01 AM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: SkyKing]
robjs Offline
New Member

Registered: 10/09/10
Posts: 1
Loc: Pretoria, South Africa
Hello, my name is Rob, I am located in Pretoria, South Africa, fly a 1976 Reims Rocket 172 out of Lanseria, an airport west of Pretoria. Been flying since 1981, compete in nav rallies, go to fly-ins, good weather for it in SA. Aerie in good condition and will be starting some refurbishment of interior & exterior soon.

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#13054 - 10/09/10 07:42 AM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: robjs]
vettdvr Offline
Club Sponsor
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 06/24/10
Posts: 7724
Loc: Slidell La
robjs welcome to the forum
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Vettdvr

Single/Multi/instrument/type/commercial But then I am still learning.

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#13056 - 10/09/10 09:55 AM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: vettdvr]
California Flyer Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6215
Loc: Groveland, California
Welcome robjs! There are a smattering of other pilots on this forum from South Africa. I'm looking forward to hearing about your flying adventures.
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Co-Conspirator, Cessna 172 Club and Forum
http://www.cessna172club.com


Owner of N291ME, a 2000 Cessna 172SP

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#13060 - 10/09/10 01:34 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: California Flyer]
Cessna Dude Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6628
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Welcome to the Club robjs! Keep us posted on your flying and how the work on your plane is going!
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#13288 - 10/15/10 09:08 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: Cessna Dude]
CJ7 Pilot Offline
Safety Pilot

Registered: 10/15/10
Posts: 29
Loc: Yuba City, CA
Hi, I'm Steve.

My wife, Tammy, and I have a '78 172N that we fly around Northern California, and occasionally take trips in to Oregon and Nevada (how do I get one of those US maps in my signature?).

We have 4-1/2 year old twin grand-daughters and a 2 year old grandson who LOVE to go with us, and a 6-month old grand-daughter who's getting ready for her first flight.

I'm excited to find a 172-specific forum, and look forward to comparing notes with like-minded pilots.

Cheers! grin
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Now I must hurry on... for there they go, and I am their leader....

'74 182P - N7378N


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#13289 - 10/15/10 09:16 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: CJ7 Pilot]
California Flyer Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6215
Loc: Groveland, California
Hi Steve! I just sent you a private message regarding how to get that US map. Let me know if you have any questions. For anyone else reading, there's a thread that has instructions on how to generate the map, then how to put it in your signature.

Welcome the Cessna 172 Club!
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Co-Conspirator, Cessna 172 Club and Forum
http://www.cessna172club.com


Owner of N291ME, a 2000 Cessna 172SP

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#13296 - 10/16/10 09:19 AM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: California Flyer]
Cessna Dude Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6628
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Welcome to the Club Steve. We'd love to see your notes! Be sure to start a new thread telling us about your 172 and posting a few pics? Have a great weekend!
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#13320 - 10/17/10 02:52 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: Cessna Dude]
Biscuit Offline
New Member

Registered: 10/14/10
Posts: 1
Loc: FD27 Jacksonville Fl
New member from N.Fl (fd27). I learned in a 172, thinking about buying one now.

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#13324 - 10/17/10 06:50 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: Biscuit]
California Flyer Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6215
Loc: Groveland, California
Welcome Biscuit! There are several folks from the Southeast on the site. Keep us posted on your progress with purchasing a 172!
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Co-Conspirator, Cessna 172 Club and Forum
http://www.cessna172club.com


Owner of N291ME, a 2000 Cessna 172SP

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#13534 - 10/21/10 12:04 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: California Flyer]
WingingIt74 Offline
Second in Command

Registered: 10/21/10
Posts: 149
Loc: STL
(sorry copied this from my forum wink )
My name is Travis.

(Me & my 3rd 56)

I've been around airplanes almost my whole life. My Grandpa got his license and first plane in 1975. The pic here was taken in 1975 and I was 1 years old. He has had a Cessna 172 (that he bought) and later (2) Beechcraft Bonanza A36s (both company planes).


I've only had one flight lesson my freshman year of high school. During that flight my instructor kept me up their 30 minutes longer because he was enjoying the flight wink I grew up in the St. Louis area on both sides of the Mississippi.

[img]http://www.tri-5chevy.com/Family/halls2.bmp[/img]
(I was front page on the Sunday edition of the State Gazette paper that covered all of Tennesse, Aug. 25,1996)

My Senior year of high school, I got into WW2 living history and portrayed a B-17 Navigator, Co-Pilot and later Pilot of the B-17 Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby as member of WWII Airmen's Preservation Society. After high school I went to college at ITT Tech and got an Associates degree in drafting in 1995. I remember taking my vacation and going to some airshow somewhere and setting up my display and teaching about what a bomber crew mission was.I've met 4 original crew members of the Memphis Belle, including spending a week in Tiffin, OH with the Pilot, COL Robert Morgan. During all of this I had also flown in a TBM Avenger (Halls, TN) and B-25 Mitchell (Tiffin, OH). The living history part of my life ended around 2000 as the 50th anniversary of WW2 had passed and people were not as excited in it. Invitations slowly dwindled down to I was only doing 2 shows a year. I use to have one heck of a collection, anything from a pack of Luckies to a Norden Bomb Site.

I was trying to think how many WW2 aircraft I've been in...

B-17:
YAF
EAA
909
Thunderbird
Texas Raiders
Sentimental Journey
Memphis Belle (been in all the positions, including the ball turret) (met 4 crew members)
Movie Belle (shown in the above pic)
Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby (only got a close up look, didn't get a chance to go in)

B-25:
Show-Me
YAF (flown in)
Heavenly Body

B-24:
Strawberry b^tch
Diamond Lil
There's another one but I can't remember (this may be a B-25 I am thinking of)

PBY

P-51 (Old Crow)

Beech Twin Trainer

TBM Avenger (flown in that... wow what a great story.. I'll have to tell that one later)

CAF He-111

C-47

AT-6 Texans

Military Vehicles:
Armored Scout Car (drove) similar to the Half-Track
Jeeps (drove many) Have another story there in STL
DUKW

AH, good memories...



I eventually sold most of my collection and paid bills and started my love for 56 Chevys. I bought my first 56 2 weeks after my first son was born (now on my 3rd). I have 2 boys, Brandon and Logan and both of them are into cars and planes.

Brandon (age 3) now 8 watching American Grafitti


Logan (age 1 1/2) now 2 watching Worlds Fastest Indian


I got married in August 1999 to a southern belle from Charleston, SC as she lived in St. Louis, MO. I met her on AOL in September 98 and got engaged in December 98.

I'm a project manager for our family drilling business and help manage (5-6) 2 man drilling crews.
http://www.redi-drill.com

My Websites:
http://www.Tri-5Chevy.com
http://www.HorizonRcFlyers.com


Edited by CLSSY56 (10/21/10 12:12 PM)
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-Travis

Winging It! with Travis & Jeremy
On FaceBook & YouTube

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#13540 - 10/21/10 02:58 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: WingingIt74]
Cessna Dude Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6628
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Welcome Travis! Glad to have you in the Club and looking forward to seeing you in these parts often.
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#13545 - 10/21/10 04:18 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: California Flyer]
Gontrand Offline
New Member

Registered: 10/21/10
Posts: 3
Loc: South of France, France
Hi everybody. I'm Gontrand, flight instructor in France and I have a repair station in South of France. If everything works well, I will have 5 172 on maintenance next year. The problem is to find the good technical documentation. I know tjat I can buy it to advantex or ATP, but I hear somewhere that I can also find it on the web.
Do you know some adresses ?
Thank you very much.
Enjoy your flghts !!
Gontrand

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#13555 - 10/21/10 06:40 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: Gontrand]
Cessna Dude Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6628
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Welcome to the Cessna 172 Club Gontrand and good luck getting those 5 172's in hand.

You may want to start a separate topic thread in the General Discussion area, where you will get more readers and responses to your questions.
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www.cessna172club.com



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#13568 - 10/21/10 11:47 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: Cessna Dude]
Gontrand Offline
New Member

Registered: 10/21/10
Posts: 3
Loc: South of France, France
Hi Dude
Thanks for your answer. I've start one in the hangar, hope it is the good place.
See you
Gontrand

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#13645 - 10/25/10 02:44 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: California Flyer]
cjb Offline
New Member

Registered: 10/25/10
Posts: 2
Loc: dallas, tx
Hello all,

My son and I are well into our private pilot's lessons out of American Flyers in Addison, Tx. We're having a blast so far. We got some really good cross wind experience today. (Hey, it's Texas). We'll be in the market for a C172 soon. Looks like a lot of good info. on the forum.

Regards,

Carlos

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#13647 - 10/25/10 08:04 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: California Flyer]
terry warner Offline
New Member

Registered: 10/25/10
Posts: 4
Loc: Knox co Ohio
Hi Everyone!

New member in Central Ohio, Just sold a 58 172 and buying a 60 model. Thanks for having me and I'm looking forward learning from everyone!

Terry

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#13648 - 10/25/10 08:54 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: cjb]
Cessna Dude Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6628
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Originally Posted By: cjb
Hello all,

My son and I are well into our private pilot's lessons out of American Flyers in Addison, Tx. We're having a blast so far. We got some really good cross wind experience today. (Hey, it's Texas). We'll be in the market for a C172 soon. Looks like a lot of good info. on the forum.

Regards,

Carlos

Welcome Carlos (and son)! Good luck with those lessons - you're embarking on a life-changing experience and a new way of life for sure. Glad to have you in the Cessna 172 Club family!
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www.cessna172club.com



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