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    Vintage ???

    Just a random thought, if someone showed up in Vintage with a 1965 Cessna 150, not restored, just normal wear and tear, how would they be looked upon. Not that I, or someone is going to,,,, probably,,,, or maybe,,,, but flying is flying !
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    Quote Originally Posted by robert l View Post
    Just a random thought, if someone showed up in Vintage with a 1965 Cessna 150, not restored, just normal wear and tear, how would they be looked upon. Not that I, or someone is going to,,,, probably,,,, or maybe,,,, but flying is flying !
    Bob
    I've been volunteering parking airplanes in Vintage for the past 22 years. We welcome anybody with a plane that is old enough. You're not going to win an award, but you are certainly welcome to hang out with us.

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    I'll second what Ron said. If your aircraft fits within the Vintage category, come on down! We would love to have you join us.
    Cheers!

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    Well that makes me, or someone, feel better. lol. If all goes well in the next few days there may be another airplane hangared at KCDN !
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    Well we did it, we pulled the trugger on a 1965 Cessna 150 and it flies great. It's the same as what I learned to fly in, pull starter, it even has the little ash trays on the doors, radio speakers above and to the side of the pilots head, lol. Glad we have head phones these days. It's going to need an ADS B, a Gyro and the transponder isn't working, not sure what's going on there. The main thing is, it's flyable, the transponder, ADS B and gyro will come soon enough, in the mean time, I plan to drill some holes in the sky. As with any new toy, I'm going to start the cleaning process, so any info on cleaning the interior plastic will be appreciated. This may very well be my ticket to flying into A/V 2021. It has been a good day.
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    Good for you Robert!
    Any Cessna 150/152 is fun economical little plane, and a great way to build time and experience.
    The rows of vintage/classic planes at Oshkosh are filled with daily flyers of all sorts, most are not really show queens.

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    You would look better than the two C172s that come every year and camp by the South 40 woods. I swear they have a contest to see who has the worse paint job and dirty but serviceable interior. Chips, orange peel, bare metal, etc. along with being ramp checked by the Feds‼️They passed. If itís legal to fly come join us. Iíll bring you the ice‼️(I volunteer with Vintage on the Ice Truck)👍‼️🦊😄
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    Now that sounds like a fun time.

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    There's an area up in the first few rows of Vintage (just south of the green-roofed communications building) that's reserved for special exhibits, past grand champions, and a few planes that looked so interesting or exemplary that they merit being parked up front. It's unofficially called "Don's Choice" after long time vintage volunteer Don Straughan (hope I'm spelling that right). I remember pulling in the only flying (out of five built) Anderson-Greenwoods, for example. Usually, by Tuesday, we give up waiting for any more for those few rows and will park anything halfway decent in there. I was working the line that day and the call came in to fill up Don's Choice. I was down to my last spot and the people in charge said "Put anything in that last space." This really ugly 172 came down the line with peeling green paint. I was about to step out and waive him in and the call came in, "But not that one."

    Just about anywhere else, we don't care what the plane looks like. If it was manufacturered in 1970 or earlier, it's a "showplane" and park it. If you are a Vintage member, you will get a plaque with a picture of your plane and a souvenir glass mug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingRon View Post
    There's an area up in the first few rows of Vintage (just south of the green-roofed communications building) that's reserved for special exhibits, past grand champions, and a few planes that looked so interesting or exemplary that they merit being parked up front. It's unofficially called "Don's Choice" after long time vintage volunteer Don Straughan (hope I'm spelling that right). I remember pulling in the only flying (out of five built) Anderson-Greenwoods, for example. Usually, by Tuesday, we give up waiting for any more for those few rows and will park anything halfway decent in there. I was working the line that day and the call came in to fill up Don's Choice. I was down to my last spot and the people in charge said "Put anything in that last space." This really ugly 172 came down the line with peeling green paint. I was about to step out and waive him in and the call came in, "But not that one."

    Just about anywhere else, we don't care what the plane looks like. If it was manufacturered in 1970 or earlier, it's a "showplane" and park it. If you are a Vintage member, you will get a plaque with a picture of your plane and a souvenir glass mug.
    Well our plane isn't that bad, it is however a 1966 and not a 1965. We bought it knowing it was due for an annual so we hope to get that going real soon, I'm ready to put some hours on that little bug.
    Bob

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