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69 Years Young

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Yesterday was '9/11' day in the USA.  It was also the 69th birthday of this fabulous Cessna 170A. Hard to believe but it only has about 5000 hrs TT, (that we can document anyway!).  Of this, I flew over 2000 hrs into every 2nd paddock in the WA wheatbelt. It also trained at least 60 pilots to a tailwheel endorsement.

I owned this beauty for 13 years from 1992 until 2005.


Imagine my surprise when it arrived here in Albany, WA on the 10th Sept  on a circumnavigation of Australia.  Not only a few pics on the ground, and a talk with owners, but noted the string of improvements that have been made since in left here.  Couldn't help myself so we flew out with it and took a couple pics.  Going so slow that the RV needed flap!!


happy days,

OSZ 10 Sep 19  2.jpg c170-a.JPG OSZ  10 Sep 19   3.jpg
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And I bet it looks just as beautiful on the inside. Old aircraft that have been looked after are not the disaster waiting to happen that casa likes to make out. Show me the accident reports. 

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