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by C5Guy
Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Aircraft Ownership
Topic: My First Purchase Experience: Lessons Learned
Replies: 10
Views: 16227

Re: My First Purchase Experience: Lessons Learned

Champguy,

OSH is on my list of things to do next summer. I've never been. I retire from the Air Force on 1 June and plan to take the summer off before returning to my airline. I'm looking at Sun n Fun as well if I can get the time off....
by C5Guy
Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: I bought a plane! (and you guys are to blame)
Replies: 17
Views: 11099

Re: I bought a plane! (and you guys are to blame)

Turbo, I'm basing my Cardinal at 3N6, Old Bridge, NJ. As far as parts lack of availability, I'm too new to have any personal experience thus far. However, the folks who run the Cardinal Flyers Online owners group assure me this is not the case. Cardinals are more "different" than rare. Lar...
by C5Guy
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Aircraft Ownership
Topic: My First Purchase Experience: Lessons Learned
Replies: 10
Views: 16227

My First Purchase Experience: Lessons Learned

I recently purchased my first airplane, a 1970 Cessna Cardinal, and Jeff Ward asked me to share my purchase process experience with the UCAP group. Some background on me: I just returned to GA after a 20 year hiatus. I had a Private License and about 100 hours of total time in C-152s before I became...
by C5Guy
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: I bought a plane! (and you guys are to blame)
Replies: 17
Views: 11099

Re: I bought a plane! (and you guys are to blame)

Thanks, Jeb. And that is an M3. Complete with 1996 data base. I was looking for something manageable from a cost/ownership perspective for my first plane. But I didn't want a 172, either. Skyhawks are great airplanes, but I wanted something with a little more ramp appeal. The Cardinal fit the bill. ...
by C5Guy
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: I bought a plane! (and you guys are to blame)
Replies: 17
Views: 11099

Re: I bought a plane! (and you guys are to blame)

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Steam Gauges, but very clean.
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by C5Guy
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: I bought a plane! (and you guys are to blame)
Replies: 17
Views: 11099

Re: I bought a plane! (and you guys are to blame)

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Leather!
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by C5Guy
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: I bought a plane! (and you guys are to blame)
Replies: 17
Views: 11099

Re: I bought a plane! (and you guys are to blame)

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Taken at the pump before I flew her home.
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by C5Guy
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: I bought a plane! (and you guys are to blame)
Replies: 17
Views: 11099

Re: I bought a plane! (and you guys are to blame)

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by C5Guy
Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: I bought a plane! (and you guys are to blame)
Replies: 17
Views: 11099

I bought a plane! (and you guys are to blame)

Jeb, Dave, and Jack, Although I have been a military pilot for the last 20 years, I have often thought about getting back into GA and buying my own plane. Like most people, I just didn't seem to have the means or the time to enjoy the freedom and privilege of ownership. However, I started listening ...

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