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Gil Buettner [KAUW]
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Loc: Gateway to the Northwoods
Re: New Piper owner [Re: Ralph Jones]
      #363973 - 03/03/13 09:44 AM

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No, I mean my present one seats an adult in every seat -- which is one <g>.




Sounds perfect. Although I have flown many hours alone, there was always room for someone else.

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-Gil


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Joe Budge (W29)
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Re: New Piper owner [Re: Gil Buettner [KAUW]]
      #363974 - 03/03/13 10:06 AM

Welcome to the Cherokee tribe, Gil!

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Gil Buettner [KAUW]
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Re: New Piper owner [Re: Joe Budge (W29)]
      #363998 - 03/03/13 01:19 PM

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Welcome to the Cherokee tribe, Gil!




Thanks, Joe. I have quite a bit of time in them, back from when I first got out of the Air Force and was a renter. I also have three students who fly Cherokees like mine - one of them much nicer, the others older models.

Actually, the first plane I got checked out in as a civilian was a PA-28-140 back in 1973. But I quickly moved up until I was renting Arrows more often than any other model.

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-Gil

Edited by Gil Buettner [KCWA/KAUW] (03/03/13 01:22 PM)


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Andrew Niemyer -KDLH
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Re: New Piper owner [Re: Gil Buettner [KAUW]]
      #365096 - 03/17/13 10:16 PM

I knew you couldn't just walk away from having your own plane... ;)

Best,
Andy


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Gil Buettner [KAUW]
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Re: New Piper owner [Re: Andrew Niemyer -KDLH]
      #365179 - 03/18/13 05:26 PM

Well, yeah. Gotta have something to play with. Plane ownership is a club that I like belonging to. I have discovered a way to lower the dues, but I still want to belong.

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-Gil


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Ralph Hood
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Reged: 05/06/04
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Re: New Piper owner [Re: Gil Buettner [KAUW]]
      #366156 - 04/01/13 03:20 PM

Gil B--

Congrats on the "new" airplane. I'm becoming more and more convinced that recreational flying is the way to go. Seems to me it's a lot more fun--and a lot less money--than flying around on a schedule, even if it's your own schedule.

I've many a happy hour in a PA-28. I was with a Piper distributor at the time I got my instrument ticket, working with dealers and flight schools. I flew Cherokees most of the time, and filed IFR at altitudes which I knew would put me in the clouds. That was a bumpy summer, but I built a lot of confidence.

And, ain't that low fuel flow flow nice? Who knows--maybe you'll move "up" to a Cub someday!

Ralph H

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Gil Buettner [KAUW]
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Re: New Piper owner [Re: Ralph Hood]
      #366214 - 04/02/13 09:11 PM

Thanks, Ralph. I did consider a Cub, but my wife thinks we still might do some trips over to Michigan or Minnesota, and she and I agree that we need to have room for a few bags.

I am OK with flying slow and cheap. I do have access to some other airplanes and get to fly with owners in high(er) performance now and then. It no longer matters much to me.

At my age, it is just nice to be able to keep on flying.

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-Gil


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Ralph Hood
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Re: New Piper owner [Re: Gil Buettner [KAUW]]
      #394073 - 07/19/14 05:01 PM

Gil B:

Yes, and the PA-28 140 (now 160) will take you wherever you wanta go--as long as you like flying. I haven't flown the 160 hp version except one time and that was in the 1970s. IIRC, the extra 20 hp added a lot of performance. I'm kinda jealous.

Ralph H

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Gil Buettner [KAUW]
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Re: New Piper owner [Re: Ralph Hood]
      #394081 - 07/19/14 09:32 PM

Performance is all relative, of course. I flew it from Wausau to Marshalltown, Iowa two weeks ago. And back.

About five hours altogether, (all hand flown without an autopilot) lots of trim adjustments, low level due to clouds (I am not current IFR).

Very enjoyable. And my client paid for the fuel.

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-Gil


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Kcid LlirreM
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Re: New Piper owner [Re: Gil Buettner [KAUW]]
      #394111 - 07/20/14 04:24 PM

Have you seen the SAIB on the fuel selector?

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