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Base to Final 28M

It’s always something with airplanes.

No magneto for my Cherokee yet? No problem, I hitched a ride to breakfast with Greg in his nice Cessna 177 Cardinal. The weather wasn’t great, so we stayed close to home and ate at Plane Jane’s at Plymouth Airport once again. Not a bad deal at all, since Jane’s is our favorite spot for a fly-in breakfast or lunch.

My sick Slick magneto should be back from overhaul in Tulsa this week. It’ll be good to get the Cherokee flying again. However, my third class medical certificate expires at the end of the month and I couldn’t get an appointment with my examiner until August 4th, so I’ll have to fly with someone else next Sunday as well.

Like I said, it’s always something with airplanes!

How To Purchase (or Sell) an Airplane

They say that the two happiest days of a pilot’s life are first, when he buys an airplane, and second, when he sells it.

So our group wandered over to our friend Bob’s hangar at KPYM after breakfast to look at his Citabria, which he was selling to make way for a new airplane. It so happened that our friend Fred was looking for a tail wheel airplane, so we enjoyed watching the horse trading. Of course, we left them alone for the final price negotiation, but I can’t think of a better way to buy an airplane than from a friend. Especially so when another friend (Mike) has been doing the annual inspections on that airplane.

Some pilots consider the GCBC with flaps to be the best model of Citabria (Airbatic spelled backwards). I’m sure Fred is going to have a great time with it, and we’re all looking forward to seeing what shows up in Bob’s hangar next.