Half The Time Of Powered Flight - Part 1

Magazine Writer Recalls Historic Aviation Career


(Photo Courtesy Adam Glowaski Box5 Media)

Jim Hanson flying his Cessna 120 restoration. The airplane was delivered only 6 weeks before he was born in Albert Lea, Minnesota, and was located only 4 ½ miles from where Hanson lived. He originally bought the Cessna 120 at age 16 -then bought it back and restored it 26 years ago. Hanson says he will never part with it.

Pilots ask questions of other pilots. They ask, "Where have you been?" "What do you fly?" "What airplane do you like best?" "How many hours do you have?" "What ratings do you have?" "How long have you been flying?"

Much like dogs sniffing each other, it is a way to communicate-to find common ground-to look for information that may be of benefit to the questioner.

The answers to those questions are short and specific-in my case, it's easy to relay where I've flown lately as almost all flights are IFR.

I fly a King Air 200-but also own and fly Piper singles and twins, a Beech Baron 58, a La...

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