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#7292 - 05/07/10 12:37 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: California Flyer]
pjd Offline
Safety Pilot

Registered: 05/07/10
Posts: 32
Loc: West Virginia
Hi--I'm 59model172 from WV. I've had my '59 straight tail for over 20 years and I'm currently restoring it. I love the old straight tails!

---Pat---
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#7295 - 05/07/10 01:59 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: pjd]
Cessna Dude Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6628
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Originally Posted By: 59model172
Hi--I'm 59model172 from WV. I've had my '59 straight tail for over 20 years and I'm currently restoring it. I love the old straight tails!

---Pat---


That makes two of us. Love the look of the old straight tail on the 172 but even more so on the 150 to be honest.

Welcome to the Cessna 172 Club Pat!
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#7296 - 05/07/10 02:03 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: Lawotschkin]
Cessna Dude Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6628
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Originally Posted By: Lawotschkin
Bonjour tout le monde !!

This is Daniel writing from Berlin in Germany, just joined the Club.
..I fly, own and love an old F172G from 66 (F means she's French / from Reims) http://picasaweb.google.com/lawotschkin/DEKST# based in EDAV.
Flying in Eastern Germany is big fun - we have tons of former Soviet/NVA MIG Bases with lovely bunkers as hangars and runways mostly beyond the 2000 Meters..
If anyone of you is ever interested in flying around Berlin / in Germany / Europe I am happy to assist..

As in most German forums all threads tend to drift into endless legal discussion ending up in political arguments - I very appreciate your polite and fact based forum culture !!

All the best
:)aniel


Wilcommen Daniel! Hope to see you here often and enjoy flying your Reims. I think you're the first Reims owner in the club if I'm not mistaken.
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#7334 - 05/07/10 10:57 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: Cessna Dude]
Nightowl Offline
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Gold Pilot

Registered: 02/14/10
Posts: 1826
Loc: Northwest lower Michigan
I hear you. Our first airplane was '64 C-150, and we loved it. The '64 and '65 models were the only ones with a straight tail and a rear window. Great machine for the spot landing contests I participated in while finishing up college.

John

Originally Posted By: Cessna Dude
That makes two of us. Love the look of the old straight tail on the 172 but even more so on the 150 to be honest.

Welcome to the Cessna 172 Club Pat!
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#7632 - 05/12/10 11:19 AM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: California Flyer]
Chris Campion Offline
New Member

Registered: 05/12/10
Posts: 1
Loc: Arizona, US
Hi I'm Chris, originally from Bolton in the U.K., now living in Phoenix, AZ. I am seriously thinking about learning to fly and getting my PPL. I have had discovery flights in a 172 and a friend of mine flew us both in a 172 from Glendale (KGEU) to Flagstaff. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience although the Flagstaff ride was a bit bumpy. Great to be here...
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#7633 - 05/12/10 11:46 AM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: Chris Campion]
California Flyer Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6197
Loc: Groveland, California
Hi Chris! Welcome to the site. There are lots of pilots here of all experience levels; I'm nearly done with my Private Pilot training and will be taking my FAA check ride soon, while others have been flying since before I was born smile

Be sure to check out the "New to Flying" section and post any questions (or answers) you have. We're glad you are here.
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#7667 - 05/12/10 09:19 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: California Flyer]
RodneyHooverCFI Offline
The Cessna Sensei
Gold Pilot

Registered: 02/16/10
Posts: 1646
Loc: Pasadena, MD
Hi Chris, I say get after those flying lessons! I know it costs a big chunk of change and takes a lot of work to complete, but I've never heard of anyone ever regretting going after it. Heard of plenty that regret NOT doing it though. Welcome to the forum too!
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#7668 - 05/12/10 09:22 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: Chris Campion]
Cessna Dude Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6628
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Originally Posted By: Chris Campion
Hi I'm Chris, originally from Bolton in the U.K., now living in Phoenix, AZ. I am seriously thinking about learning to fly and getting my PPL. I have had discovery flights in a 172 and a friend of mine flew us both in a 172 from Glendale (KGEU) to Flagstaff. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience although the Flagstaff ride was a bit bumpy. Great to be here...

Welcome Chris! Glad to have you here. You'll find this site a great (and growing) resource for information, opinions and attaboys as you earn your PPL! (At least we hope you'll decide to earn your PPL!)

Best of luck!
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#7810 - 05/17/10 05:16 AM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: California Flyer]
britishpilot Offline
Safety Pilot

Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 90
Loc: UK
Hi, I am a British pilot and author who has been asked to write a 'Pocket History of the Cessna 172'. I am looking for reasonably hi-resolution photos (750kb - 1.5Mb) of rare and interesting 172s. Tailwheel, floats, STOL, changed engines, P172D, T-41, etc. All help gratefully received. Please send images to ron.smith2 'at' baesystems.com
Need permission to use photo - all used will be credited as to source.
(Previously published five volumes of British Built Aircraft about UK aircraft manufacturing industry.)
Ron

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#7829 - 05/17/10 01:09 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: California Flyer]
Randy Crosby Offline
Second in Command

Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 178
Loc: Trapper Creek, Alaska
Hi all,
I've got the airplane bug after being out of aviation for 14 years. I went to Spartan right out of high school and got my a&p in 1983. Worked on small planes for 13 years and then moved out to the woods and changed professions.

I have my private pilots license but haven't flown in years. I'm looking to buy a 172 strait tail that needs TLC or reassembly and I may convert it to a tail dragger. I am also in the process of clearing my land to build an airstrip.

The best part is my wife is all for getting back in the air! Thanks for the forum and I hope to learn all the intimate details of the 172.

Randy.

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#7841 - 05/17/10 06:29 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: Randy Crosby]
California Flyer Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6197
Loc: Groveland, California
Welcome Randy and Ron! Glad you found us and we hope to hear about your adventures.

Randy, I can't fathom having enough of a backyard to build my own airstrip... I am jealous!
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#7854 - 05/17/10 09:28 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: California Flyer]
RodneyHooverCFI Offline
The Cessna Sensei
Gold Pilot

Registered: 02/16/10
Posts: 1646
Loc: Pasadena, MD
P172D??? Never heard about that one.
Randy, did you go to Spartan in Tulsa?

Welcome guys!
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#7858 - 05/17/10 10:16 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: RodneyHooverCFI]
Randy Crosby Offline
Second in Command

Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 178
Loc: Trapper Creek, Alaska
Thanks for the welcome! I am lucky enough to own 80 acres at the base of the Mt Mckinley foot hills and the best way to see the country is on a snowmobile in the winter or an airplane year round.

Yes Rodney I went to Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa from 1981-1983. I liked Tulsa but it was a little too flat for me to stay. Good school too.

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#7865 - 05/17/10 10:36 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: Randy Crosby]
RodneyHooverCFI Offline
The Cessna Sensei
Gold Pilot

Registered: 02/16/10
Posts: 1646
Loc: Pasadena, MD
I'd love to visit Alaska. The pics and such I've seen sure look like it is one pretty state. Ah, I've been thinking about going back to school to become an A&P. Have a brother that lives near Tulsa, so I'd be somewhat easy for me to get started at Spartan. Haven't got serious about any of it yet though.
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Assistant Chief Instructor at W00, Freeway Aviation.
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#7881 - 05/18/10 06:22 AM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: RodneyHooverCFI]
Rusty Rudder Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 02/26/10
Posts: 8353
Loc: Fair Haven New York
Hey Randy C and Welcome ! Visited your country a year or so ago, what a beautiful place to live!!! Wonder how Don Lee of Talkeetna is doing? Rented from Don while we visited, put in my first few hours of float flying with him, nice guy!(will definetly be back to see him) Hey, how about Chuck Potts, do you know, or did you know Chuck? Heard a bad rumor about Chuck's untimely demise??

Great bunch of folk on this site Randy, I'm sure you'll find the same !!
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#7961 - 05/19/10 08:37 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: Rusty Rudder]
Randy Crosby Offline
Second in Command

Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 178
Loc: Trapper Creek, Alaska
Sorry Rusty, not familiar with either one of those Gents but then I don't frequent Talkeentna very often. I'm about 15 air miles north and 45 miles by road from there, or as my daughters always tell me "on the edge of no where".

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#7994 - 05/20/10 06:20 AM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: Randy Crosby]
Rusty Rudder Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 02/26/10
Posts: 8353
Loc: Fair Haven New York
Your "edge of no where" is spectacular. We flew to Anchorage and rented an RV for 30 days, and went where no other RV has gone !!
I had to grease the trees in some places to squeeze her in where she probably shouldnt have been.

In any event, here is Don's site:

http://www.alaskafloats.com/

Great guy, he is adjacent to Talkeentna on the other side of the larger A-port. He quoted me 10 hours for float rating and he is an FAA designated examiner and great guy! and would visit him again when I get back there...
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#8012 - 05/20/10 12:21 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: Rusty Rudder]
David_B Offline
Safety Pilot

Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 90
Loc: Richmond, VA
Hey, Jim--my dad went to VPI around the same time you did--if the VPI you are referring to is now Virginia Tech! Welcome!
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KFCI - Chesterfield
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#8090 - 05/21/10 10:53 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: David_B]
A & N - AIR Offline
New Member

Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 7
Loc: Denver Co
Hi All -- I'm one of the newest members here. Got my pilots license in 1975. Been flying off and on as time and money allows. Started with a '58 172. Kept the old square tail for 14 yrs. Had a Piper Pacer...mainly a project plane. A Piper Cherokee 140 for 2 yrs. And bought a '66 172G last year that has the 180hp Airplains conversion. Went thru Colorado Aero Tech in 1981. Got my A&P and the IA 5 yrs later. Been around airplanes as much as possible. - Alan

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#8202 - 05/24/10 08:48 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: A & N - AIR]
cooolwyp Offline
Safety Pilot

Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 24
Loc: Alabama
Hey Everyone,

I just joined a few days ago. I have been flying 172s since i was 14 (started flying at 13 in 150s) and love them. I am 25 now and have gotten my private, instrument, and commercial in 172s (the commercial was an RG). It is finally time to get down to business and by one. The forum has already been a great help with my first post of many to come as i narrow down my search. I am looking for an early 60s fastback model (172A-C). I look forward to many posts and checking back often. --Aaron

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#8205 - 05/24/10 09:24 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: cooolwyp]
California Flyer Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6197
Loc: Groveland, California
Hi Aaron! Welcome and good luck on your search. Be sure to post your progress and any tips or tricks you learn as you hunt for your dream airplane. I'm starting to look for one myself and I'll take all the help I can get!
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#8225 - 05/25/10 01:06 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: California Flyer]
sdilullo Offline
New Member

Registered: 05/25/10
Posts: 1
Loc: 40I - Dayton, OH
Hi all,

Same name as the red board so I'm sure many of you will recognize me.

I only fly a 172 occasionally as I'm a renter. Much of my time is spent flying J-3s and 150s but I can't argue that the Skyhawk's not a better long-range bird.

Right now I'm in the early planning phase of a long flight in a 172 around the Fourth of July... Dayton to Traverse City, MI to Mackinac Island to Escanaba to Oshkosh to Dayton (passing by Chicago on the way) is the early idea.

-Steve
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#8232 - 05/25/10 04:31 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: sdilullo]
David_B Offline
Safety Pilot

Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 90
Loc: Richmond, VA
What a crazy, awesome trip, Steve! Fun!
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KFCI - Chesterfield
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#8325 - 05/27/10 06:02 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: A & N - AIR]
Cessna Dude Offline
Diamond Pilot

Registered: 10/21/09
Posts: 6628
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Originally Posted By: acayer
Hi All -- I'm one of the newest members here. Got my pilots license in 1975. Been flying off and on as time and money allows. Started with a '58 172. Kept the old square tail for 14 yrs. Had a Piper Pacer...mainly a project plane. A Piper Cherokee 140 for 2 yrs. And bought a '66 172G last year that has the 180hp Airplains conversion. Went thru Colorado Aero Tech in 1981. Got my A&P and the IA 5 yrs later. Been around airplanes as much as possible. - Alan


Welcome acayer! Sounds like you've got a few stories in you and a ton of flying experience. Ever regret getting rid of the old square tail?
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www.cessna172club.com



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#8326 - 05/27/10 06:03 PM Re: New member introductions 2010 [Re: sdilullo]
Cessna Dude Offline
Diamond Pilot

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

Same name as the red board so I'm sure many of you will recognize me.

I only fly a 172 occasionally as I'm a renter. Much of my time is spent flying J-3s and 150s but I can't argue that the Skyhawk's not a better long-range bird.

Right now I'm in the early planning phase of a long flight in a 172 around the Fourth of July... Dayton to Traverse City, MI to Mackinac Island to Escanaba to Oshkosh to Dayton (passing by Chicago on the way) is the early idea.

-Steve

Glad to have you Steve! J-3's, 150's and 172's are all tried and true classics - you choose well young man. smile Hope to see you around the parts often.
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www.cessna172club.com



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