I found a Cessna 152 but the owner lost the Data plate while they had the interior of the plane out to put new carpet in. The owner isn't interested in going to the trouble of getting another one, and the owner is the ONLY person that can request one. How lame is that ! Of course if they get another one, they'll want more $$$. It's sad.Folks if you really want to save these planes you’re gonna have to tell us where they’re at.!
by the same token if any of you have rescued one or no the fate of one I’d like to hear the stories
There was one listed on craigslist somehow I think it was near Birmingham Alabama. It was listed on craigslist and we brought it up here I think it had been a PA 14 with a Ford V6 conversion
I called the lady I think her husband passed on and left two or three planes in the barn and after a while she had just decided to sell them
I don’t know why I didn’t buy it I wondered what happened since.
It’s those planes ,they’re sitting in the barn nobody but family in a few hunters know about That we need to get the stories out there
I found a Cessna 152 but the owner lost the Data plate while they had the interior of the plane out to put new carpet in. The owner isn't interested in going to the trouble of getting another one, and the owner is the ONLY person that can request one. How lame is that ! Of course if they get another one, they'll want more $$$. It's sad.
Agreed. Sounds a little sketchy. No need to remove it. Unfortunately without the data plate it will never be legally airworthy again.Data plate, or the paper Airworthiness Certificate? I can't see any reason to drill out the rivets on the Data Plate for a carpet job...
One of the few ones from that era that I likeThis is a long post. Probably should be its own thread.
The Bell of the Ball
In the Spring of my life, I was introduced to a Lady. Easy on the eyes, slim lines, exuded charm, and drew a crowd of admirers every where she went. She stole my heart, immediately.
The Lady was the pride and joy of a thoughtful, caring man that was very attentive. He presented his mistress on many occasions, at many locations. As often happens, the years passed, and the man slowed down, and the mileage caught up to him. The Lady languished in her home, dreaming of her days travelling the countryside.
Now, in the Fall of my life, I came across the Lady. The years have been good to her. Although she shows her aging, those are laugh lines, not worry lines. She is still her slim, sweet, self. Still the center of attention, where ever she goes.
After 25 years, I finally have my Sweetheart.
Dang what a fool he had a Cessna Cherokee!“One of these days”
dang I don’t know how many times I’ve said that
I guess it’s confessional time here I had a Cessna Cherokee (edited to point out it was just a regular Cherokee )parked in my field for quite a few years that I just never quite got around to doing all the things that needed to be dome.
Now to be honest it may not of spent all that time parked but after about 10 years of being out of annual The thought of an annual seemed pretty daunting and then someone came along and offered me more than I paid for it.
Hit me at exactly the right moment in exactly the right mood and I sold it.
Interesting sidenote about that airplane it was parked alongside the runway at Schaeffer metro for many many years the guy there told me that the owner used to fly to Branson once a year.
After I bought the plane it seemed like maybe the guy to get to do the annual would be the guy that had been doing the annual but although he had been signing off on annuals for the last 10 years I found out that he died eight years before before…..