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    Video: My Metal Mistress - A Totally Restored 1956 Cessna 172

    Mike Laney invited me to go on an early morning flight in his wonderful, totally restored, 1956 Cessna 172. What a treat!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG3i2BBMiSg
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    Nice plane. Creepy, sexist, inappropriate logo. I know a lot of women aviators who would find it a turn off. But, to each their own.

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    Im not a woman aviator but I like it and and I asedk a lady her opinion and she liked it. Even better if it was a real painting done from a real person. The CAF has a room dedicated to preserving originals from the bombers. Ive never heard any lady complain about them.
    Id like to see a poll about what other readers think.AndI may not be up to date, I spend more time thinking about mass shootings, North Korea war threat ,hurricanses , atc privitation ,airline passenger rights, gen aviation accidents, little things like that rather than a picture of a lady on a plane. And I knew a famous WASP who looked a lot like that.
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    Good job on putting the fancy dash gizmos in there in a way that looks professional - but leaves the original aesthetics of the panel intact.

    And I think Mark is going to find himself in the very tiny minority as to the fuselage art. It's tasteful but fun. I give it a G rating as far as nose-art pinups go.
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    Frank,
    you said the perfect word..... FUN, not to mention the nostalgia, respect to our history etc etc..... Just out of curiosity would it have been less sexist if it was a pic of Bea Arthur or Roseanne Barr instead? What about that makes it sexist? I guess I just don't understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyoranch View Post
    ... What about that makes it sexist? I guess I just don't understand...
    I looked at the Victory Girl website. Some of this stuff I would consider soft porn. This stuff was probably considered OK during the WWII "12-O'clock High" days during the grim bombing raids of Germany with 25 percent loss of life. In those times, I guess anything that lifted the spirits a bit was OK.
    But, times have changed. If you "don't understand" how this might not be politically correct in today's world, I guess I can't help you.
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    Mark,
    Isn't politically correct where the voice of the very few dictate the actions of the many? I did not ask for your help, I have done just fine without you and your politically correct beliefs. I am going to continue to find sexy women sexy, guns fun and the occasional off color joke funny.
    try this... This sums my attitude up perfectly.
    https://youtu.be/ceS_jkKjIgo
    and to keep this aviation related. BEAUTIFUL airplane

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    Do you think artwork like this on an airplane is appropriate for Young Eagles?

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    Video: My Metal Mistress - A Totally Restored 1956 Cessna 172

    Pretty sure a 10yo kid will neither notice it nor care. Itís a flying machine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris In Marshfield View Post
    Pretty sure a 10yo kid will neither notice it nor care. Itís a flying machine.
    Oh, great impression to make on a young girl considering aviation as a career. I'm sure the Young Eagles Youth Protection policy would have no problem with semi-naked women airplane artwork.

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