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Old February 23rd 18, 04:47 PM
Danl J Danl J is offline
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I have a friend who bought an airplane in 1962, and he cannot remember the make.



It was a white or cream taildragger with tandem seating and a control stick rather than a yoke. It was a high-wing airplane, and it was easy to fly.

He bought it when he was 15, for $600, and his only training was that the seller simply told him to use the stick gently to raise or lower the nose or bank the wings to turn, and to slide it back to earth gently when he wanted to land. He then flew it home and landed in the pasture. Eventually he discovered he was doing this illegally and sold it.

What was the make and model of this aircraft?

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Old February 25th 18, 02:35 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Larry Dighera
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Default Identify this taildragger

On Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:47:23 +0000, Danl J
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I have a friend who bought an airplane in 1962, and he cannot remember
the make.

It was a white or cream taildragger with tandem seating and a control
stick rather than a yoke. It was a high-wing airplane, and it was easy
to fly.

He bought it when he was 15, for $600, and his only training was that
the seller simply told him to use the stick gently to raise or lower the
nose or bank the wings to turn, and to slide it back to earth gently
when he wanted to land. He then flew it home and landed in the pasture.
Eventually he discovered he was doing this illegally and sold it.

What was the make and model of this aircraft?

Reply privately if you wish to drdan--AT--wwt.net




It sounds like it may have been a Piper Cub
https://www.flyingmag.com/photo-gallery/photos/piper-cub-photos or
Aeronca Champion http://www.airbum.com/pireps/ClassicCompChamp.html.

 




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