Keys to the plane
from General Aviation News
According to author Albert Dyer: Before I was old enough to drive a car, my dad put the keys to his airplane in my hand and said to me, "son, if you can afford the lessons and the gas, here is the plane to fly." Wow! How is that for incentive to a young teen? That father/son talk took place in the early 1970s and the airplane, N5261B, was a 1957 Mooney. During the mid-1960s my dad, with help, rebuilt the wood wing, built and installed the metal tail section and then had all new radios installed just before giving me the keys. It was now a modern "fly anywhere" capable airplane.
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