On a Saturday evening, after the Concord Tower closed at 6:00 pm, the visibility improved and the winds were calm. I decided to fly, after such a bout if inactivity. We have suffered runway construction, excessive heat warnings, nasty cross winds on the only runway still open… and worst of all the weeks of smokeRead More
The “annual inspedtion” engine run-up… engine runs great! This year was quite extensive: new magnetos (Bendix), new mufflers, new ignition switch, new brakes, solenoid, and the big labor item, a new cylinder. We had a burned exhaust valve and the pressure check was only 60/80. These never get better with time, so since the mufflersRead More
Sue and I flew to Livermore, CA (LVK) late February 2020 to visit the new “Elevation” restaurant which is now open in the terminal. We departed Concord (KCCR) on Runway 1R for a down-wind departure. We flew down the Diablo Valley over Walnut Creek to Alamo, and reported over San Ramon. Livermore tower cleared usRead More
A beautiful winter afternoon in January, with clear skies and relatively warm temp’s. The 150K has been safely tied down in the shade hangar with cabin cover in anticipation of next weeks strong cold front and strong winds that are expected. Installing the wheel pants, without a doubt, completely change the look of the airplane.Read More
After searching for the “correct” wheel pants for the 1970K model, which have the slanted tail, and the “ridge” molded into the arc, stripping, sanding, painting primer, base coat white and yellow… I finally installed the wheel pants with new hardware. Now N5655G looks pretty similar to my first 150, 23V!
On Saturday, November 16th, we went to the airport to watch planes, and to wash the Cessna. After scrubbing off the dust and dirt, Sue and I went out to do some touch and go’s on Runway 19L. The weather was fairly cloudy, but the visibility was great, and the air was smooth, with calmRead More