July 15th 14, 03:54 AM
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Anyone know what happened to Sky Life Flying Camp?
On Tuesday, September 25, 2001 4:07:20 PM UTC-4, Jeffrey wrote:
I am an alumnus of Sky Life Flying Camp in Northville, New York. I attended
in the summer of 1986, and had a really good time there. I was about a
month shy of my 16th birthday, so although my instructor, Jay Treat III,
told me he thought I was ready, I could not solo after my 10 hours of dual
At the time, I was instructed in N2733U. I was informed that 33U was the
Cessna 172 that had soloed the most student pilots in the world, and
arrangements were being made to have it placed on display in the National
Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. It was quite an old plane, I'm
sure at least a decade older than I am, and even had manual flaps!
I knew bill Quegan he was my instructor and barnes gave me my check flight. But I heard some bad things later about barnes and what happened to the club. I wonder what happened to all the tables that we carved our names into and all the pics of solos and licenses
(something I've never seen in another plane)
In 1996, I heard a nasty rumor about the demise of the camp, and I have not
been able to find out if it is extant or defunct. I also know nothing of
the whereabouts or condition of N2733U.
I would appreciate any information anyone can provide about Lee Barnes, Jay
Treat III, Sky Life Flying Camp, or N2733U. Email
"Only in silence the word,
only in dark the light,
only in dying life:
bright the hawk's flight
on the empty sky."