September 2008 Issue

Letters: 09/08

I appreciated very much your report on the Tri-Pacer. It really took me back to when I did my flight training in my flying club’s Tri-Pacer in 1969 at an hourly rate of $8 wet. I will never forget the thrill of my first flight in the "milkstool," with its amazing performance, stability and sink rate compared to the 150. It was a nice flying airplane, faster than the 172 and good for short hops with a load of three or four folks. You forgot to mention its signature, airliner-like trim crank which was mounted on the ceiling over the power quadrant...way cool!

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