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The view: Central Ohio
The pilot: Caleb (student pilot in photo) receiving instruction from Dad (Shaun, instructor)
The airplane: Piper PA-17 Vagabond
The mission: Dad giving son Caleb a flight lesson while flying home from visiting Grandpa and Grandma’s house. Grandpa & Grandma live on grass runway (6CM).
The memory: My Grandpa and Dad learned to fly in short wing Pipers. Then my Dad taught my two brothers and me to fly in short wing Pipers as well. Now my son Caleb wants to learn to fly so what better airplane than another short wing Piper to learn in – a Piper Vagabond. Between all of us, we own a couple Tri-Pacers, a Piper Cub and a Piper Vagabond. Caleb’s grandparents (my parents) live on a grass runway northeast of Columbus, Ohio. I live southeast of Columbus so we fly our Vagabond up to visit Grandpa and Grandma. It’s a great opportunity for me to share and train the next generation in the joys of flying. Plain (or plane) and simple, we are short wing Piper people. Great fun!