Ok, so I said in my last blog entry that I had exciting news. This news is that, pending a few more hurdles (like title checks, inspections and so on) I'm the proud father of a bouncing baby 1976 Cessna 150. Wooo Hooo....
I've been flying since I was a kid. My dad and I would toodle around in his Bonanza all over creation. I got my certificate many years ago, but put flying on the shelf as I had other priorities such as raising kids, being a DBA, Karate and other goodies. Not to long ago, I decided it was time to brush the dust off my certificate, get myself a medical and a BFR, get current again and then buy me an airplane.
I found this 150 sitting in Florida and liked the looks of it. It's just an interim airplane, my goal is a Cherokee 6 or a Bonanza in the next year or two, but I wanted this one to go putter around in for now. So, I'll be flying down south in a couple of weeks to look it over and pay for the thing.
I do love flying, and I look forward to getting my boys involved. Right now, I just have my private certificate, but I'm going to start looking into my instrument ticket now... The plane is IFR certified, and having your own airplane is much cheaper than renting. I checked the rental prices on 150's here in the Chicago areas and they are like 100/hr wet, can you believe that?!?!
So, back in the air with me!!