J3 Cub ride
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The view: Luke’s first flight

The pilot: Steve Ellis

The airplane: 1940 Piper J3C-65

The mission: Giving rides to deserving kids

The memory: This Cub was used to train pilots in World War II and later for crop dusting. Now it has a much more important mission: giving kids their first airplane ride. On this flight, the passenger was Luke Kallaher of Lindale, Texas – a straight A student and talented drummer. The early morning was beautiful and the flight from Terrell (KTRL) to Van Zandt County (76F) with the windows open was just perfect.

Editor’s note: This is the latest installment in our weekly series called simply the “Friday Photo.” Each week we post a great photo taken from the cockpit – one that shares the joy, beauty or fun of flying. If you’d like to join in, send your photo and description (using the format above) to: [email protected]

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