A really nice Cessna Skylane

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A really nice Cessna Skylane

Postby jimg » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:55 pm

Hi, friends.

Yeah, I know -- this isn't an aircraft for sale listing site. But this is where most of my aviation friends hang out, so I thought I ought to put this here.

For reasons that mainly involve a different direction in flying (e.g. glider lessons!! Cool!!), I've decided to sell my beloved Cessna 182T "Skylane."
My wife and I call it "X-Ray" as a nickname. Some of you have seen "X-Ray." Jack Hodgson has ridden in it (and mentioned it in a UCAP episode (can't remember which one!)).

I set up a few web pages to provide information about it: http://5302x.com/ I know this airplane won't be for everyone, but it sure would be a heartwarming circumstance if a UCAP fan had a potential interest in owning it.

This was my first solo ownership airplane (after a one-fifth share in Piper Warrior) and it has been a blast.

Cheers!
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Re: A really nice Cessna Skylane

Postby jimg » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:33 pm

Sold.

It was sold Christmas eve. The buyer wanted it for Christmas. Most likely as a gift to himself!

Now I have an empty hangar... full of cash for the next airplane.

Happy new year.

Jim

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Re: A really nice Cessna Skylane

Postby jackhodgson » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:46 pm

It's a little ironic that this thread, one of the last posted before the Forums went to sleep, is about a "Skylane". If you've listened to the UCAP Daily's from Sebring you'll know why.

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Re: A really nice Cessna Skylane

Postby Scofreyjet » Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:36 pm

That's great news Jim! Now maybe you can buy an airplane capable of slow flight!
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Re: A really nice Cessna Skylane

Postby champguy » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:56 am

Change is painful, but it is a good thing. Keeps us young.
Once you get over the need for your toys to be practical or useful it is time to start thinking fun.
A quiet plane, ie. no motor, may be just the ticket.
Have fun with it.
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Re: A really nice Cessna Skylane

Postby champguy » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:20 pm

Remember, not all who wander, are lost.
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Re: A really nice Cessna Skylane

Postby Laminar » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:37 am

Jim, please post stories and pictures about your next phase of flying!

Champguy, have you seen this: http://vimeo.com/17923312 ?

-Rick

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Re: A really nice Cessna Skylane

Postby jackhodgson » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:13 pm

Laminar,

Are the two "crashes" in that video the same incident? Or two different?

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Re: A really nice Cessna Skylane

Postby Laminar » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:28 pm

Two views of the same event. It happened in 2010 at the Coupe Icare, an annual international event for paraglider pilots.

The Archeopteryx isn't approved for aerobatics other than spins. The pilot wrote an honest report, and the factory made no modifications as a result of the accident. The glider is still in production, as far as I know.

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Re: A really nice Cessna Skylane

Postby champguy » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:47 pm

I guess it's hard to draw the line between "fun" and "too much fun".
But not to worry, there is a line.
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