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Photos from: Half The Time Of Powered Flight – Part 2

Photo Courtesy Jim Hanson

Jim Hanson learned to fly the PT-19 in 1967 while in the U.S. Army. Fifty-three years later, owner Kirk Hiner had his father's aircraft restored, and needed a checkout. Hanson had about 200 hours in type-but hadn't flown the trainer since 1967. He had no problem getting back in the groove, and gave Hiner the required checkout. (

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