Air-to-Air Piper Tri-Pacer

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Jack Fleetwood
Well, after what seemed like weeks of cloudy skies, it's opened up in Texas and I've been busy! Getting caught up!

Chaz is a firefighter in Wichita Falls and he is using his Tri-Pacer for cheap time building.

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I had one in the 80s and enjoyed flying it around…can’t imagine fitting in it now though. Probably need helium balloons or something to lighten the load enough to take off
 
I had one in the 80s and enjoyed flying it around…can’t imagine fitting in it now though. Probably need helium balloons or something to lighten the load enough to take off
I bought a '57 Chevy truck from a guy once and found out he was a pilot. I asked what he flew and he said a Cessna 140. My eyes must have bulged, because he started laughing. He was easily 400 lbs. He said he sat in the middle and used the outer two rudder pedals!
 
He said he sat in the middle and used the outer two rudder pedals!

That’s what one of the past owners of the Ercoupe I used to own did. Big, professional football player who apparently loved flying around in the little Ercoupe. He sat in the middle and used the outer pedals (that Ercoupe had the pedals). He wasn’t able to close the canopy so it was an open air plane for him.
 
I bought a '57 Chevy truck from a guy once and found out he was a pilot. I asked what he flew and he said a Cessna 140. My eyes must have bulged, because he started laughing. He was easily 400 lbs. He said he sat in the middle and used the outer two rudder pedals!
I took a checkride in my 140 many years ago with a DPE that was probably 90 years old and at LEAST 300 pounds. He had seen my plane in the avionics shop at his airport and had a 140 himself. He wanted to fly in it really bad. He said that if he could get in, he would fly with me. It took my instructor and myself to get him in, but we did it.

Getting to the flaps was difficult but I got it done. Mine is still a ragwing which helped and it was a crisp December day which also helped. The runway at the time was 6,000 feet which was comforting.

As a side note, during the checkride, he wanted me to slip it for him. When I did, he yelled at me at the top of his lungs, “KEEP THAT NOSE DOWN!” I commonly slip it and every time I do, I keep the nose down while remembering his yelling.

The guy Jack spoke of would have been less comfortable in my 140 since it has 150 seats instead of the 140 bench.
 
Well, after what seemed like weeks of cloudy skies, it's opened up in Texas and I've been busy! Getting caught up!

Chaz is a firefighter in Wichita Falls and he is using his Tri-Pacer for cheap time building.

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As always, great photos Jack. Kinda wish I had my Colt closer to you.
 
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