It’s been 8 years since I sold the Sundowner, and basically quit flying. Since I turned 60 in March, and have fought a life-threatening illness since November, 2017… I figured it was time to “GO FLY!” So, I began to look for a plane, preferably something simple, inexpensive, and suited for what I expect to use it for. Those “long trips” with extra seats, well.. that turned out to be only an occasional value. Most of what I want to do is “local flying”, and basically short flights to lunch, or overnight to places like Half Moon Bay, Harris Ranch, or Columbia.
Just something to not break the bank, and even though we could afford much more airplane, there is no need. I loved my years having a Cessna 150. Maybe a Citabria or similar, as those were better flying machines. But fabric and outside storage would be unkind to the airplane. So, I “BY LUCK” found a 1970 Cessna 150K in excellent condition with relatively low hours, and everything maintenance wise done (propeller, new radio, new cylinder, good paint and windows….). So we whipped out the bank book and paid cash to a seller who sold his “baby” so he could get into an Van’s RV-6.
Since buying, I have been extremely happy. The airport has always been a haven of fantasy, wonder, and sanity, a magical place in this crazy world.
As far as my health, I am recovering nicely… and luckily it has not restricted my medical. Having an airplane is good for the soul, and your health!