I did not know that and I see that plane hanging in the airport at LAS everytime I fly in and out. Thanks for sharing!When I used to tow gliders, we used a C-150 with a 180 hp engine and STOL kits on the wings. Pulling a glider out of grass, it was underpowered and the climb rate on a hot day with both craft heavy was only 150 to 200 fpm. But one day we were bringing it back from a maintenance run to an actual concrete runway and happened to be taking off into about 20 knots of cold front wind. There was almost no takeoff roll.
They used to use a Stearman with a 450 hp radial engine to tow gliders but the previous tow pilot flipped and wrecked it and I never got to fly that one.
But it's another Cessna that made me drop by this thread. I never heard of the C 172 that flew continuously for almost 65 DAYS. Not hours, days.
I don't know. Is it really all that astonishing that no one wanted to fly a Cessna (or anything else) for 65 straight days? I certainly don't want to. I'm amazed that these guys wanted to.
It's 1,558 hours, which seems like a pretty long time to go without checking the oil.