Thursday, April 7, 2016

Wonderful Things... into the airport across the road. I can count on seeing a plane worth stopping to look at a few times a year. This beauty is a 1946 Piper Grasshopper that appears to be fresh from restoration. The owner was kind enough to let me take a few photos, and I learned he was flying it from Ohio to Kansas. Note the wood prop with 85 ponies to spin it. Nearly all of the pilots who flew during World War II started their training in a Piper.


Merle Morrison said...

WOW - excellent condition! And what an example of complicated instrument panels! :)


skybill said...

Hi Blue,
"L-4" and ya' shoulda' stood back a few more feet and got "The Big Picture!!!!"
'Learned to fly in a 7AC-Aeronca "Champ" but the "Cub" is still a Classic!! The L-4's Aeronca Brother was the L-16.