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Finally we (my son and i) found it the proper time to give Julia, my granddaughter, her first "baptism" flight in a GA aircraft, so we went out to our airport, and hoping she'd be fine while trying to let her enjoy the flight this is what it looked like before the flight:

 

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And this how it looked after the flight, ........i think she's introduced into flying the right way, don't you think?

 

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Funny thing always is the fact that her father, next to her in the back, CAN fly the cessna, but officially not allowed, since he flies A330's and hasn't touched GA aircraft in a lot of years......

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Great stuff

 

6 minutes ago, Eagle Driver said:

Great to here that there are actual flyers here in the forum!

Make modeling even sweeter.

And congrats on the baptism :)

 

We actually have many members here that fly including staff members, some commercially too.

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There is also at least one modeller who loves building planes but has not set foot on a plane for many years and now requires vallium to go within 100meters of a departure gate:lol:

 

Looks like you both had fun, maybe i could borrow her lamb to comfort me:wub:

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Jack   thank you for sharing her joy and yours too .

what a lovely way to spend your time with your grand-daughter and son.

you both look as if you thoroughly enjoyed it and she's a cute pretty little princess.

 

Thank you 

(MY first ride was in MY Father's Helicopter he flew when I was about 4 ..so I know the joyous feeling and exhiliration she feels)

Thank you very much Jack.

 

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Glad she liked it. Maybe she'll pursue some flying career when she's older.

By the way, nice Cessna! What is it? 182???

 

Tim

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Hi Jack,

 

Great pictures! Your granddaughter surely enjoyed the ride....And apparently proud granddad did as well!!

Thanks for sharing.

 

Cheers,

 

Peter

 

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20 hours ago, Hawkwrench said:

Glad she liked it. Maybe she'll pursue some flying career when she's older.

By the way, nice Cessna! What is it? 182???

 

Tim

 

Hi Tim, it's a regular Reims-Cessna 172N skyhawk, but it has a Tielert diesel engine, with constant speed prop, FADEC equipped, and uses regular jet A-1 fuel.

I used to fly this aircraft in the past when it was still having it's continental engine, but the owner decided to have some of his 100LL piston engined aircraft replaced with diesels about 15 years ago, so all who still wanted to use these  aircraft converted to the "diesel-way"........

I must say it was a "mind" changer, the way the FADEC controlled vital functions, the way to get used to it, but eventually it was refreshing to fly a "no-brainer" aircraft, but it has it's negative sides as well:  It still is a bit under powered in T/O, you have to be very aware of W&B when planning a flight with four persons on board, and.....having an electrical failure makes your options shorter than using a conventional engine, but besides that it's operating like a normal Cessna.

The overall weight got larger, and the fuel is heavier, so you'll have to take that into account too....

 

J.

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4 hours ago, Jack said:

 

you have to be very aware of W&B when planning a flight with four persons on board, and...

 

J.

 

Most of the 172s are like that. They were never designed to carry full tanks and 4 /fully grown/ souls on board. 3 and a kid is more doable.

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5 hours ago, Eagle Driver said:

 

Most of the 172s are like that. They were never designed to carry full tanks and 4 /fully grown/ souls on board. 3 and a kid is more doable.

 you're fully right, but at this moment, these diesel cessna's are actually for longer flights (without refueling) reduced to a three person  transport, just to keep it comfortable......

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