with an N-number terminating in W
and the beautiful blue trim
her name was a given
Ever since I read a book about an Alaskan bush pilot when I was a kid,
it was my secret wish to own a Cessna 170 one day.
It took me a while to find my bird, but in the end I lucked out.
By that time my choice of airplane was no longer determined by romantic stories,
but by “tangible criteria”:
solid flight characteristics and nimble handling, decent performance, versatility
and many certified and proven modifications all pointed towards a 170B.
And then there is this classic “round-tail” look….
WhiskyBlue ticked off a lot of mods on my “nice to have”-list when I bought her.
Go there to see what she’s got…
I took her on a wonderful three week camping trip across the Eastern US
and had made plans for more
when the pandemia hit….
With my plane safely in a hangar
and me 6000 miles away, there was no way to fly her.
So I decided: time to upgrade and turn WhiskyBlue into the best 170B she could be