Well good folks, I damaged my plane last fall. Not very bad in the larger sense, but when I added up the cost of the repairs, the things that I felt needed to be done over the next few years, and the overall value of the plane, we elected to sell ours as an easily fixed project and get a slight upgrade within the model.
So my son and I are leaving this evening to go to Clintonville, Wisconsin. We will be picking up our new (to us) Tri-Pacer and flying it back home to Alaska. We hope to visit some friends on the way, experience beautiful and perfect flying weather throughout the voyage, and get familiar with the new bird.
The new plane is a 1959 model with a 150 hp O-320 engine. We're looking forward to a few extra horsepower, greater useful load, and a baggage area, which was missing from our other PA-22. I will endeavor to post photos of the journey.
I'm thinking that maybe this time my son should write the book. Or maybe he can help me write one. It should be fun.