Onsite today at David Wayne Hooks airport in a suburb of Houston and saw this 1960 Piper taxi by. Hopped in my truck and followed him around to his hanger where I met an incredible man named Dan. I approached and asked if I could take some pictures and look inside, he graciously obliged. The gentleman had to be at least 75 years old, but was incredibly sharp. He showed me all the instruments inside the cockpit. He acknowledged that most were not fancy by today’s standards, but when they were installed, this was a “top of the line” cockpit. He said he had owned a 172 before as well, but ended up selling it simply because he couldn’t stay out of the Piper. By his words, “this old Piper will out climb, out run, and out fly the 172 every time!” And he went on to say how economical to operate the plane was as well. What an awesome unexpected pleasure to meet this man and get to see his aircraft!
Hope you enjoy the pics!
Photo credit to me and my iPhone… lol, feel free to use.