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These readers love their airplanes

Second only to the private pilot certificate is the aircraft registration, declaring you as the owner of this amazing flying carpet. You now have the ability to go where you want to go, when you want to go, and in the style your new steed affords you. No wonder these owners are proud of their aircraft.

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Check out why these readers love their airplanes

  • Check out why these readers love their airplanes
    1968 Alon/Mooney Aircoupe “I love my little sports car with wings. It is the perfect VFR birds-to-breakfast airplane. So much fun on six gallons an hour.” Don Abbott. Sanibel, Florida
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    1977 Piper Cherokee Warrior II “We’ve owned our aircraft for as long as we’ve had our 17-year-old rescue dog, Astro. He loves to go adventure flying with us!” George and Sandy Currie. Fleming Island, Florida
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    Piper PA–30 “The PA–30 is Piper’s best kept secret. With a few affordable mods and tip tanks, it will take us very far and fast on 15.5 gph. Frankly, the aircraft looks great. As a Sun ’n Fun controller stated to me: ‘The great-looking Desert Storm Twin Comanche: Rock your wings.’ Marc Arsenault. Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada.
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    Beechcraft T–34 Mentor “I love my T–34B because it’s a solid and beautiful flying airplane and it’s used for military funerals and airshows. Also, it has an official Navy paint scheme.”George Watson. Temecula, California.
David Tulis
David Tulis
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Senior Photographer David Tulis joined AOPA in 2015 and is a private pilot with single-engine land and sea ratings and a tailwheel endorsement. He is also a certificated remote pilot and co-host of the award-wining AOPA Hangar Talk podcast. David enjoys vintage aircraft and photography.

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