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Re: End of an Era

Post by V529 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:25 pm

8322 wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:06 pm
Man, what else could be that fun to look at while sipping crappy coffee out of a styrofoam cup at the terminal at Podunk Regional Airport while stretching the legs a bit on a cross country?
Never done that............. ;)

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Re: End of an Era

Post by 8233 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:31 pm

6898 wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:29 pm
Yes I agree it’s hard to drop the past like it’s nothing. As I’m typing this on my phone no paper no pen. I miss looking at a VFR chart seeing 200 miles away and where all the airports are as opposed to looking at a 5” screen trying to pan out to see where they are .TAP would show up and that would be a hour of looking and sometimes finding things that I would have never seen. A lot has changed and seems more is heading our way all the time . Keep up or get lost seems the new normal? I’m trying but it’s a pretty fast pace . I’ll miss TAP and many others like it .
The sadness for me is remembering the countless times I saw my dad turning through the TAP looking for that next special airplane. It's a natural evolution in technology but still always a fond memory of a time where that was practically the only way to find stuff and often build new relationships.
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1972 Bellanca Super Viking and 1946 Cessna 120

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Re: End of an Era

Post by 8150 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:00 pm

I started flying in the sixties. When we got three TAP a month. There was a column for sale of Beech 17''s There would be ten to twelve for sale each issue. They were going for $15-17,500. Wis I'd bought ten of them I did buy a PT22 for $700.00. Also, I bought a 140 for $750. At the time, I was an Air Force enlisted guy. Read every TAP that sowed up at the aero club.

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