We want to know: what is the oldest aircraft you have flown?

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Comment by Michael Heaton on June 13, 2013 at 7:53am
Dear AOO,

The oldest airplane I have flown is a 1964 Cessna 185C N5813T that I have been restoring since 1988.

Mike Heaton
NH61
Chester, NH
Comment by Joe Beatty on June 13, 2013 at 4:03am
B-25J built early in 1944. I flew it to airshows in 1992 and 93. Not a difficult aircraft to fly; but to taxi was challenge because no steerable nose wheel, differential braking & differential power on the engines. After a few hours the taxing was not bad.
Comment by Lee Robinson on June 12, 2013 at 6:04pm
The oldest was a Lockheed 10, owned by a gentleman from Ohio. I can't remember his name, except it was German, and I'm not sure of the town. This was when I operated an FBO at Boca Raton in late 60s, early 70s. If some of you don't know the 10, think Amelia!! But I call hers an 11, because it was a 10 airframe on which they hung a pair of Model 12 engines and props. They added extra tankage for her, and some other mods that I know nothing about. Someone out there might remember more about her mods. It was a surprisingly easy plane to fly, more like a stodgy Twin Beech! Lee Robinson West Palm Beach
Comment by JOHN C. BROWN on June 12, 2013 at 3:37pm

Interstate cadet    and Piper Cub in 1943.

 

Comment by Roger Gomoll on June 12, 2013 at 1:44pm
I've had the good fortune to own and fly two aircraft from 1928- a Heath Parasol rebuilt by my father and his friends in the 1990's, and a 1928 Travel Air 4000, which as "NAT 2" was on the 2003 National Air Tour.

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