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Tom Charlton
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Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase
      #433948 - 12/27/16 09:01 PM

Hi all,
Wife Melody says go for it! So . . . I’m officially looking for a J-3 to purchase. Haven’t flown since several years before retirement in 2012. Long time ago flew lots of tailwheels including several Cubs. Now my only flying desire is to revert back to some quality time in a J-3.
Looking to see if anything jumps out at me in any of the usual places like T-A-P or Barnstormers. At this point I just want to fly and not get involved in rebuilding an airplane so my Preferences are:
* Relatively recent fabric.
* Good airframe.
* Low time on C-85 or 90.
* Legal paperwork.
* Doesn’t need to be an award winner, just yellow with a black lighting stripe<grin>.
* Oh . . . and hopefully located not too far from my home in central Florida.

Regards,
Tom Charlton

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nehoC hctiM
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #433981 - 12/29/16 05:05 AM

I'll post this on fb among my aviation buds.

See if I get a nibble.

Mitch

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Ralph Hood
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #434005 - 12/29/16 09:57 PM

Tom C:

If y6ou do find one near your Florida abode I'm sure you'll check carefully for corrosion. I flew a Super Cub for a few hours and then we found corrosion all over.
BTW--I am jealous!

Ralph H

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Edited by Ralph Hood (12/29/16 09:57 PM)


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Tom Charlton
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: nehoC hctiM]
      #434009 - 12/30/16 12:10 AM

Thanks Mitch.

Tom C.

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Tom Charlton
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Ralph Hood]
      #434010 - 12/30/16 12:26 AM

Quote:

find one near your Florida abode I'm sure you'll check carefully for corrosion.


Hi Ralph,
Hmm . . . 70 year old airplane? Think’n corrosion might be a factor no matter where from<grin>?

Quote:

BTW--I am jealous!



Don’t be jealous just yet. Still got lots’a hoops to jump through. Stick n rudder skills likely not a problem however it’s been about ten years since I acted as PIC.

Got to find some hapless flight instructor to do me a flight review. I do AOPA FIRCs every two years but I’ve forgotten so much.
Ha . . . last time I flew we still had actual FAA Flight Service Stations. Seems I heard things are different now<grin>?

Regards,
Tom Charlton

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Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #434013 - 12/30/16 02:50 AM

Tom -- Look up Paul Bertorelli for some brush up training. He's got a J3 over there by Naples, or Venice, or some ferrign sounding place on the West Coast. I can ship his email to you separately, if you'd like it for use now or later.

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nehoC hctiM
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #434028 - 12/30/16 06:40 PM

Another busy cub instructor, owns her own is Sarah Rovner.
Can locate her on Facebook, she's a friend of mine. She does ferry work plus now instructs in the CRJ sim after over a year on that bird.
Probably find her info at Full Throttle Aviation.
Mitch

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Tom Charlton
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]]
      #434035 - 12/30/16 08:16 PM

Quote:

Tom -- Look up Paul Bertorelli for some brush up training. He's got a J3 over there by Naples, or Venice, or some ferrign sounding place on the West Coast. I can ship his email to you separately, if you'd like it for use now or later.


Hi Scott,
Got a fair amount of time in various Cubs but last I flew one about 44 years ago. Ya send me Bertorelli’s email. Pretty sure he has a Cub at Venice which is only a one hour drive south of me. Hmm . . . wonder if Paul is a CFI and does flight reviews?

Send to avi8tor.tom –put the at symbol here- gmail.com
Or
Back channel here at avsig.

Regards,
Tom Charlton

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Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #434047 - 12/31/16 05:02 AM

Tom - -Paul is a former Avsigger, CFI/I, former editor of IFR, now head of aviation publications for Belvoir/Avweb. He even survived giving me transition training on V-tails and some IPCs along the way. Email address will come separately.

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Tom Charlton
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]]
      #434048 - 12/31/16 01:39 PM

Quote:

Email address will come separately.


Hi Scott,
Got it. Thanks!
Hope you’re surviving the seasonal cool weather.

At some point I’ll likely give Paul B. a shout. Lots of research to do before pulling the trigger on a J-3 purchase. Compiling a list of features, upgrades, modifications and which are must have –v- like to have. Haven’t even inquired about insurance yet. Step by step.

Regards,
Tom Charlton (whos looking for his lost shaker of salt . . . er . . . most recent log book)

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The airplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1939.


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