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Kcid LlirreM
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Reged: 05/15/04
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Loc: Chuckey, TN
Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Jeff Hartmann CIC]
      #435848 - 02/22/17 05:30 PM

ah the corporate life:)

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Tom Charlton
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Reged: 04/28/04
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Loc: The west coast of Florida
Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Kcid LlirreM]
      #435851 - 02/22/17 09:00 PM

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ah the corporate life:)


Dick,
Now that was zakly what I was going to reply!

Regards,
Tom Charlton

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Tom Charlton
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Reged: 04/28/04
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Loc: The west coast of Florida
Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Ralph Hood]
      #435852 - 02/22/17 09:12 PM

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go by Pensacola Aviation Center


Hi Ralph,
So . . . you mean go into an airport with a control tower and, and, and class “C” airspace? In a J-3 Cub? Ok, other than I already done made it to Defuniak Springs<g>.

That said, would’ve been an honor to’ve met your friend Bill Hudgens and drop your name.

Regards,
Tom Charlton

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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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Ralph Jones
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Loc: 4CO2
Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #435853 - 02/22/17 09:45 PM

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I already done made it to Defuniak Springs<g>.




I love Florida place names...my favorite is Okahumpka.

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Tom Charlton
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Reged: 04/28/04
Posts: 2221
Loc: The west coast of Florida
Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #435854 - 02/22/17 09:55 PM

Today was Jennings, LA. ~ Picayune, MS ~ Defuniak Springs, FL.

Mostly down in the weeds below the cloud bases from 900’ ~2,000’ alt. Busy weaving my way through an airspace obstacle course. Put me over some very remote Loosianna swamps. Don’t quit now baby. Thank goodness for a borrowed Garmin GPS 496, but still keep’n a finger on a, strip-folded, sectional chart. Getting into more of a headwind with that low pressure off my right wing. Probably averaged 75 mph GS. The whole dammed FL peninsula covered in showers so Defuniak was the end of the road.

No more than got the Cub in a barn again tonight and another Cub landed! This guy and his 11yo son are headed to Punta Gorda, FL. He’s an Ag-Pilot / Corp-Pilot / A&P. Just bought a ragged out Cub to fix up and flip/sell. So anyhow we shared the “crew-car” to the hotel and also went to dinner together. Small world of aviation, we have friends from the past in common.

[rant] I hate self-serve av fuel. Why can’t it be as simple as filling up my Jeep???? [/rant] Also didn’t help that two credit card companies are keep’n too good a watch on my nation spanning purchases.

Regards,
Tom Charlton

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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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Mac Tichenor (DAL)
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Reged: 06/04/04
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #435861 - 02/23/17 01:21 AM

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Today was Brenham, TX...



It's been a few years since I've been there but I remember it as one of America's great GA airports. '50s cafe with juke box controllers at every booth, and a patio overlooking the ramp, lots of aviation buffs telling lies...

Sounds like a great trip!


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Tom Charlton
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Loc: The west coast of Florida
Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Mac Tichenor (DAL)]
      #435875 - 02/24/17 12:12 AM

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Today was Brenham, TX...



It's been a few years since I've been there but I remember it as one of America's great GA airports. '50s cafe with juke box controllers at every booth, and a patio overlooking the ramp, lots of aviation buffs telling lies...


Hi Mac,
Pretty quiet place during my visit. Café in the process of being renovated. Owner complained that corporate jet traffic has diminished dramatically.

No crew car nor rental cars available. Had a very good mech diagnose and fix a couple of damp spark plug wires. Late afternoon, dropped whatever he was doing, spent a good hour helping me. Asked him how much for his time . . . sez . . . oh how bout $40.00? I wrote him a check for $50. And he had one of his mechanics drop me off at the hotel and pick me up in the morning.

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Sounds like a great trip!



T’was. Just got home this late afternoon. I measured 2,287sm / 30.6hr / 11 fuel stops. My hat’s off to anyone who’s done a trip like this. Thank goodness my Cub had a 10gal wing fuel tank and extra climb power. Many areas in the desert SW have a serious sparsity of fuel stops.

Regards,
Tom Charlton

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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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Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]
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Reged: 01/11/03
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Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #435878 - 02/24/17 09:17 AM

Welcome home, little Cubbie!

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Andrew Niemyer -KDLH
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Reged: 09/18/04
Posts: 3353
Loc: Minnesota
Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #435879 - 02/24/17 09:43 AM

Tom,
What a trip, and in winter, to boot. Although given your route, I don't think summer would be especially pleasant, either!

Thanks for taking us along, looking forward to any pics you might have taken with your camera along the way.

Best,
Andy


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Mase Taylor
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Reged: 04/29/04
Posts: 9446
Loc: SOCAL
Re: Looking for a J-3 Cub to purchase [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #435881 - 02/24/17 11:01 AM

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T’was. Just got home this late afternoon.
Regards,
Tom Charlton




Excellent. Have you started planning your trip to Alaska? :-)

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Fly The Airplane As Far Into The Crash As Possible. - Bob Hoover 1922-2016 R.I.P.


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