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Ferry Pilot Needed

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Good friend of mine has purchased a 1946 Cessna 140 in southern Florida, and needs a ferry pilot to fly the aircraft located near West Palm Beach up to the panhandle of Florida within the next 7 days (I offered to go, but now that I'm on Medicare he expects that I'm going to require a daily nap that will eat into the flying time). If anyone has a contact or can ferry the aircraft please contact me via PM, and I will pass the information on to him.
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Re: Ferry Pilot Needed

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I’d do it, but the 2500 miles to get there might exceed the time frame.
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Re: Ferry Pilot Needed

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Thanks Randy, but we can all cease fire on this one, a ferry pilot in West Palm has offered to fly it up to the panhandle.
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Re: Ferry Pilot Needed

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If it's that corroded, cracked junk plane in FL that was on Barnstormers..... You'd have to be nuts to fly that thing. Gear box is junk, both posts a are cracked, tailwheel mount crack, whole plane is covered in corrosion... Good luck with that one.
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Re: Ferry Pilot Needed

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4390 wrote: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:34 pm If it's that corroded, cracked junk plane in FL that was on Barnstormers..... You'd have to be nuts to fly that thing. Gear box is junk, both posts a are cracked, tailwheel mount crack, whole plane is covered in corrosion... Good luck with that one.
Hmmm, it looks like inquiring eyes will see if it is! Personally I don't purchase any airplane unless these baby blues do the lookin and these calibrated fingers do the touching.
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Re: Ferry Pilot Needed

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Where in the Florida panhandle as I’m located in Crestview
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Re: Ferry Pilot Needed

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7847 wrote: Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:54 pm Where in the Florida panhandle as I’m located in Crestview
F95, Blountstown.

The aircraft arrived this afternoon.
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Re: Ferry Pilot Needed

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4390 wrote: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:34 pm If it's that corroded, cracked junk plane in FL that was on Barnstormers..... You'd have to be nuts to fly that thing. Gear box is junk, both posts a are cracked, tailwheel mount crack, whole plane is covered in corrosion... Good luck with that one.
It's not this one pardner. This one is near perfect for the age of the aircraft. Came out of an estate sale that had (5) five airplanes, several twins and high performance singles and this great little 140.
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