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post #1 of 19
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In case anyone here is thinking about going for their Private Pilot License in the off-season, I am selling the Cessna 150-H that I got my license in. The 150/152 series is one of the most popular trainers ever built. More pictures and a better description will follow soon, but here's a link. http://s168.photobucket.com/albums/u173/N6740S/


I hope this isn't against the forum rules. If it is just delete it.
post #2 of 19
I would really like a P51 Mustang.... 'spose I otta git rich and learn to fly first
post #3 of 19
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I would really like a P51 Mustang.... 'spose I otta git rich and learn to fly first
You really have to be rich for a P-51. If you had an extra 2 million burning a hole in your pocket, there's a P-51D converted to a trainer (TF-51D) for sale. http://www.shermanaircraft.com/showspecs.php?ad=4
post #4 of 19
I'd never rule out the P-51 for and aspiring pilot.

Especially if it still had the ordnance hard points attached and came with a nice drop tank for extnded range.
post #5 of 19
Yea I'd probably be all over that one listed for 2 mil. but no 50 cal. machine guns..... dealbreaker.:
post #6 of 19
Summer reading .... If you can scare up some old Richad Bach ..

Stranger to the Ground

Illusions


or ..... Ernie K. Gann

just thinking about some of this old stuff today ...
post #7 of 19
The Blonde Night - Story about Erich Hartmann, the worlds greatest Ace with 352 kills. Shot down three P-51's in one day over Ploesti.


Only 149.3 hours on that P-51 since 1991.
post #8 of 19
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The Blonde Night - Story about Erich Hartmann, the worlds greatest Ace with 352 kills. Shot down three P-51's in one day over Ploesti.


Only 149.3 hours on that P-51 since 1991.
Caveat Emptor- there are more than one book with the same title about hartmann. Titles cannot be copyrighted.
post #9 of 19
That's a clean little 150!
I bought an American AA1A in which to learn to fly.

I always wanted a 150 with an O-320 and a taildragger kit.
post #10 of 19
Spent a lot of hous in a 152 before I lost my medical. Sweet little plane to fly. Gotta wonder about the state of general aviation these days. A good friend ran the local flight school. Went belly-up this spring. Perception that the airlines are in trouble, post 9/11 stresses, and now the cost of fuel put him out of business.
post #11 of 19
The loss of the STC for auto gas is going to hurt too.

Just can't buy gas without the ethanol in these parts at all.
post #12 of 19
Can you fit skis in it?

Wish I had the time and $$ to get back into flying...had ear surgery about 10 years ago so I'm not sure if I'd be able to renew my medical now.
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by stoweguy View Post
That's a clean little 150!
I bought an American AA1A in which to learn to fly.

I always wanted a 150 with an O-320 and a taildragger kit.

Thanks! I was looking at Grummans, too. This was the right plane at the right time. It was in much better shape than the other trainers for sale locally. There is a company down in TX doing taildragger and O-320 conversions for the AA1 series.

At least for now, the way to get a 150hp Cessna 150 is to buy one that has already been converted. I'm told that the current STC holder is extremely difficult to work with. I'd love to see a conversion for the IO-240.

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Can you fit skis in it?

Wish I had the time and $$ to get back into flying...had ear surgery about 10 years ago so I'm not sure if I'd be able to renew my medical now.
It depends how long your skis are. A ski rack will slow you down by at least 5 knots

I guess your medical would depend on whether or not your ear bothers you at altitude. They're pretty good about certifying pilots who aren't at risk for causing an accident.
post #14 of 19
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It depends how long your skis are. A ski rack will slow you down by at least 5 knots
That would make a Cessna 150/152 a bit slow...might consider it if I could get a retractable-gear aircraft.

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I guess your medical would depend on whether or not your ear bothers you at altitude. They're pretty good about certifying pilots who aren't at risk for causing an accident.
Biggest problem I have is that, as a result of the surgery, I can get vertigo when I'm under water or when I get cold water in my right ear. The chances of that happening while flying are about nil but even the mention of the word vertigo is enough to scare medical examiners...
post #15 of 19
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That would make a Cessna 150/152 a bit slow...might consider it if I could get a retractable-gear aircraft.

Biggest problem I have is that, as a result of the surgery, I can get vertigo when I'm under water or when I get cold water in my right ear. The chances of that happening while flying are about nil but even the mention of the word vertigo is enough to scare medical examiners...
Bellanca Vikings used to have ski tubes in them, and are pretty reasonably priced because of wing spar fears, although the spars are jsut fine if you take care of the aircraft properly.
post #16 of 19
Pop off the wheels & weld on some "aluminium boots".

Who needs tires on a snow covered runway?

Figuring out the DIN for a 150 with skis would be a challenge since all pilots rate their skill level above average.

As a ski hack a 150 would probably be challenged in more ways than one.
post #17 of 19
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Bellanca Vikings used to have ski tubes in them, and are pretty reasonably priced because of wing spar fears, although the spars are jsut fine if you take care of the aircraft properly.

Now there is a beautiful aircraft. A true classic in every sense of the word. If i remember correctly, there are over 3000 individual pieces of wood that make up the wing structure. In a money no object dream, I own one of those.
post #18 of 19
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Pop off the wheels & weld on some "aluminium boots".

Who needs tires on a snow covered runway?

Figuring out the DIN for a 150 with skis would be a challenge since all pilots rate their skill level above average.

As a ski hack a 150 would probably be challenged in more ways than one.
The STC's for skis usually have them bolted on. idon't know of any STC's for skis on a 150, because most ski aircraft are talidraggers, with all the fun that landing one of tehm entails. Most pilots who have their tailwheel endorsement (me excluded) thinktheiir skills are above average. I have my endorsement, but really don't think too much of my flying skills right now.
post #19 of 19
Thread Starter 
There are quite a few 150/152s on skis. Some have been converted to taildragger, others are still trikes. Both Wipaire and Aero Ski have models that are approved.

You see them on floats, too. That's where the STC to install an O-320 came from. A stock 150 is woefully underpowered with the extra weight and drag of floats.

Be careful with that DIN setting. Popping out and tumbling your plane in the snow can be expensive!

A picture of a trike on skis: http://www.bentalitvillageairpark.co...album=9&pos=19
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