The Envelope ✈

Aviation, 80's pop culture, vintage.

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10,000’ in a 172

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I get real nervous when line guys start marshaling me because I literally don’t know a single hand signal other than left/right and stop.

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good-and-colorful asked: Hi, Buster! Thank you for following me! That's awesome that you're a private pilot! What kind of airplane do you own/fly? (I'm taking lessons in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk. 40 hours, 2 of them solo.)

And thanks for following me back, I love your blog ‘cause I don’t get much space stuff on my dash. I fly a 1974 Cessna 172M ‘Superhawk’. Basically they just swapped out the 160hp engine for a 180hp and upped the max gross weight from 2300lbs to 2550lbs. It climbs like a rocket with just me in it. Anyway, I have about 150hrs, about 100 of which are PIC. I hope your training goes well! Keep in touch about it.

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View of an F-4N Phantom II of Fighter Squadron (VF) 301 pictured from the cockpit of a TA-4J Skyhawk of Composite Squadron (VC) 13 during air combat maneuvering near MCAS Yuma, Arizona on March 7, 1980
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View of an F-4N Phantom II of Fighter Squadron (VF) 301 pictured from the cockpit of a TA-4J Skyhawk of Composite Squadron (VC) 13 during air combat maneuvering near MCAS Yuma, Arizona on March 7, 1980

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