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Old 12-16-2011, 11:16   #1
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Most Enjoyable Flight Today

I went up for 1/2 hour in the 74 Warrior to warm the oil up & do my 2nd 'post annual' flight. This annual maintenance check was rather extensive with a mostly new exhaust, oil hoses & some fuel line work. As with the last flight there were no leaks of any type.

The winds were light on this crisp morning. I plugged in the Tannis heater yesterday to help with the crank. I asked a few to come but they had duties to attend to. Of course the landing was a 'squeaker'.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:37   #2
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Nice. I used to fly Cherokees, Warriors, Archers....
Moved over to the high-wings and then back to the low-wing (Cirrus).
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:23   #3
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I currently rent an archer, great handling plane
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:48   #4
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I currently rent an archer, great handling plane
Own a Cherokee (previous name for Archer) & concur.

Main selling point was wider cabin than 172, my brother & I had to stagger seats in the 172 to avoid bumping shoulders....

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Old 03-24-2012, 13:17   #5
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You guys are nuts flying old planes like that.
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Old 03-30-2012, 18:56   #6
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Kinda slow here; We recently went on a visit down to AR in the Warrior, 2 kids, the wife & I. I had to divy up the weight accordingly & light load the fuel somewhat. We flew to Hannibal, MO on the way down for a fuel stop. We parked at the Neosho, MO airport for a few days & visited retired relatives just North of Bentonville, AR. The Hannibal stop was very near the 1/2 way point.

We left about 11:00 A.M. for the return leg. It was a tad windy but at 5500 ft we had a 25 to eventually 35+ knot wind right on the tail, felt like a lottery winner. We did the fuel stop in Hannibal again & then home to WI just north of Chicago. It was under 4 hours flight time from extreme SW MO to home(GPS direct for the most part), sure beats a 13+ hour drive. I was also able to plan the fuel stop & final landing with the 20 then 30+ kt wind right down the runway.

It doesn't always work out with the weather & schedules but since I was off during official 'spring break' we thought we'd give it a go.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:29   #7
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You guys are nuts flying old planes like that.
They're not old, but what has age got to do with anything?

The aircraft have no idea what year it is.
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Old 04-21-2012, 19:48   #8
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I took my retired neighbor lady(68ish) up today, conditions were ideal just before sunset. It was her 1st time in a small plane, she had a GREAT time. I kept it at 40 minutes, she even did some gentile flying, mostly afraid to move the controls to much though.

She took a few pictures of her house & her by the plane before & after. Just introducing one to a better bird's eye view.
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