Airplane of the Month • March  2005

 Photos  from the 2004 Clinton Fly-In by Royson Parsons 

Year: 1979 Model: 152 Serial#: 15283015
984 of 1,560, 1979 152's manufactured
3,610 of 6,628, 152's manufactured
 in the USA
Reg: N46212 Manufactured: 1978

Nick Wener's Crimson 1979 152II

I bought the airplane in December 2002. I was looking to buy a Cherokee 140 when I saw "Princess" in a hanger in Michigan, north of Detroit. She looked like someone's abused spouse. It broke my heart to think someone could treat an airplane with such disrespect. But when I checked her medical history (her log books) I was quietly impressed with the meticulous maintenance she had received. Her engine had 1,099 hours,  oil was changed every 25 hours and there was a history of excellent compression readings. 


We rolled her out of the hanger and I flew her in a light snow. Her rate of climb was impressive. Back on the ground I negotiated a price that included a fresh annual, and a week later I flew her home to Kansas City.


Back home I gave Princess a face lift, inside and out. We're married for life. She's hangered at Lee's Summit, MO. By the way, I promised her there WOULD be a fly-in at Clinton this year. Cessna owners, pilots and club members, please don't let Princess down. Register now!


[Posted March 1, 2005]

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