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  • Wings and Things

    I was subjected to airplanes at an early age. My father had a number of planes starting with a Piper Cub and moving on to a Cessna 195, Engineering Research 415c Ercoupes, a Tri-Pacer, and several Piper Cherokees including a Cherokee 6. They were all cool in their own way and learning to fly them (when I wasn't mowing the runway) was an adventure. The 195 was a massive radial-engined taildragger impossible to see out of when taxiing. The Ercoupes were all-metal, low-wing, tricycle gear, twin-tailed marvels like a miniature B-25.

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