We have just joined a very small group. We heard recently that 0.2% of people have ever piloted an airplane. Few of those ever owned one. We just did something that until recently seemed impossible: we bought an airplane!

One way we bond to things we enjoy is by naming them, and since she's certainly no exception our 1983 Cessna 172Q is now named Tripp. If you'd like to guess how we came up with that name, post a Comment.

Soon we'll remove the ropes tying her wings to the ground, and the three of us will ride the skies together. We'll also sometimes bring one or two other people along (you're invited). Stay tuned for some new Adventures!


Gary said...

Welcome to ownership!!! Mary and I joined the ranks in October of 09.

We wish you both fun times, exciting adventures and blue skies!!

Tripp....no clue not even a guess. Our Sundowner is Juliet, a spin off of the tail number 08Romeo.

John said...

It's not related to any political personality, nor directly to the fact we plan to enjoy many great trips. Partly it hearkens back to someone in my wife's family history. Mostly though it began somewhat like your Juliet. We played with the fact she's a 172Q, but shied away from calling her Q after my googling turned up a poster for the movie by that name. I'm told the U.S. Navy radio call for her tail number would be "sixty-six triple sticks." I find that ATC here has mostly adopted my adaptation of the familiar nickname "triple-one." Tripp now seems to have mostly stuck, though I still call her Q occasionally. So perhaps her initials are Q.T.