Saying Goodbye To An Old Friend

After much consideration, I have decided to put my aircraft up for sale.

Not because I have to get rid of it (though aircraft are certainly not cheap to own!), but because I have put more than eight hundred hours on her and I’m ready for a new adventure. I’d like to pursue CFI, -II, and MEI certificates. Learn to fly rotorcraft. Maybe get in on an aerobatic aircraft. Perhaps even fly commercially. And yes, probably build a plane at some point in the future.

94M and I have traveled the length and breadth of the country together. Visiting family. Exploring the West. Flying sick people to medical treatment. And every moment has been a pleasure.

Even so, it’s tough to let an airplane go, especially a good one. And Tweety has been a flawless bird through and through. Low IFR approaches, short fields, gross weight departures from high density altitude fields in the middle of summer… and she flies on without a single complaint.

I’m sure I will shed a tear when 94M goes flying off into the sunset with another pilot at the controls. No one else has flown that plane for more than four years. But I think the time has come for a change.

Anyway, if you know of anyone who’s looking for a solid, well maintained aircraft, point them in this direction:

http://www.rapp.org/skylane/

  1 comment for “Saying Goodbye To An Old Friend

  1. aunt betty
    February 26, 2004 at 6:01 am

    we all have to let go of “old” friends sometime. now you will move on to the next adventure.think of all the good times you had, and all of the better times to come. enjoy today and tomorrow.
    sorry i don’t know of anyone out there who should be flying. most of our friends probably shouldn’t even be driving a car.

    love,
    ‘aunt” betty

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