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Re: This is why I own my 170!

Postby gahorn » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:53 am

gahorn wrote:[...
I would think one would have to be enamored of a glass-cockpit installation in a Classic airplane tho'.



hilltop170 wrote:... I don't think new equipment detracts from the classic appeal. ...]


I wonder what old-timer might be sneering at me over my strobes, solid-state Txdr and Aera 510. :lol:
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Re: This is why I own my 170!

Postby Ryan Smith » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:42 pm

Having shot a practice approach into Grand Prairie with Richard in his 195, I can say definitely that airplane is the best of both worlds. If I had a later model 170, I would be all over dual G5’s, but the aesthetic of the round instruments in the 7-hole panel of a piano key-style panel has appealed to me as long as I can remember. I’m even debating putting the Jack and Heinz DG that was installed back in 1952 back in the airplane, but I suspect that it will likely end up being a Century HSI. That DG is a pretty cool looking book end on the bookshelf in my office. :D
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Re: This is why I own my 170!

Postby gahorn » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:01 pm

:lol:

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My "original" panel...
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...with a few changes...
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The Aera 510 is not depicted, but it mounts atop the panel where the "handhold" resides.

Just poking fun at myself for my previous posting and my "originality nut" status... :lol:
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Re: This is why I own my 170!

Postby Kyle Wolfe » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:39 am

With the Wx forecast to be above freezing I thought it appropriate to fly yesterday. It would’ve been my Dad’s 90 birthday had he been alive. He’s the one who got me hooked on flying. He had owned a C170 and it was a reason Becky and I bought one as well.

So I’m out putttering around yesterday checking on the ice fishermen and just thinking of my Dad. I entered the pattern at a small Southern MN airport and heard another pilot in the pattern state that he was going to do a low pass. I sidestepped to let him go by and glanced to my left to see a polished P-51 go whizzing by, climb sharply and do a wing over on his departure to the west into the setting sun.

What’s the chance of that occurring at a small nowhere airport and while I’m flying? I’d like to think it was more than just coincidence. Whatever it was - I certainly smiled as the pilot continued on to some unknown place off into the sunset.

The analogy certainly wasn’t lost on me thinking of my Dad.
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Re: This is why I own my 170!

Postby cessna170bdriver » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:25 pm

Kyle Wolfe wrote:With the Wx forecast to be above freezing I thought it appropriate to fly yesterday. It would’ve been my Dad’s 90 birthday had he been alive. He’s the one who got me hooked on flying. He had owned a C170 and it was a reason Becky and I bought one as well.

So I’m out putttering around yesterday checking on the ice fishermen and just thinking of my Dad. I entered the pattern at a small Southern MN airport and heard another pilot in the pattern state that he was going to do a low pass. I sidestepped to let him go by and glanced to my left to see a polished P-51 go whizzing by, climb sharply and do a wing over on his departure to the west into the setting sun.

What’s the chance of that occurring at a small nowhere airport and while I’m flying? I’d like to think it was more than just coincidence. Whatever it was - I certainly smiled as the pilot continued on to some unknown place off into the sunset.

The analogy certainly wasn’t lost on me thinking of my Dad.


Kyle, if it had been me entering the pattern at that airport, the other airplane would have been a Stearman... :wink:
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Re: This is why I own my 170!

Postby gahorn » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:59 pm

That's a GREAT PIC, Miles!

Thanks for letting us put a face with the stories about your Dad!

When/where was that taken?
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Re: This is why I own my 170!

Postby cessna170bdriver » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:43 am

Thank you George. It was taken at Dad's house on Love's Landing (97FL) near Weirsdale, Florida. If I remember correctly, it was Thanksgiving week in 2000.

Here he is 6-7 years later with someone else you know. :D
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Re: This is why I own my 170!

Postby Kyle Wolfe » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:21 am

Good pictures (and memories too!) Miles! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: This is why I own my 170!

Postby dsc45shooter » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:45 pm

I enjoyed all the replies to this post. Makes me want a 170 even more! I start my tailwheel endorsement training this Saturday. Will be looking for an addition to the family soon thereafter! Probably a 170B if I can find a decent one. Seems the way to go compared to the early 170 and A model.
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Re: This is why I own my 170!

Postby brian.olson » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:58 pm

One of those beautiful Spring-is-almost-here Sundays in the Atlanta area. I've been watching the weather forecast for the past five days with fingers crossed. After too much rain, grey, clouds, and cold - today held promise of clear skies and light winds. Sunday arrived, and it most certainly was.

A good runner friend joined me (neither my wife nor my son was able to go) for the two-hour flight from Falcon Field in Peachtree City (KFFC) south to Panama City Beach (KECP). Not a bump to be felt and the views were amazing. He earned his PPL fifteen years ago, but stopped flying shortly thereafter as kids and finances and family stressors took priority. First time back in a small plane and the smile on his face was beauty to behold. A short Uber ride from the FBO to the beach and we were munching on bacon cheeseburgers, listening to a B-grade singer belt our pseudo-karaoke, and watching the parade of people on the beach. Let the salt water air and lovely sun peel away the stress of the following weeks. Three hours later, back at the FBO and into Baby for the two-hour flight back to Atlanta.

This is why we purchased a 170 last year.

Traveling to the beach and back for lunch, in your own plane, most certainly does not suck.
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