Dec 2013 Karen Sheppard (Michigan)
Karen Sheppard is based atÂ KMBS,Â MBS International Airport, Saginaw, Michigan.
My husband, Steve, and I were lucky enough to come across an airplane club with a taildragger. So I embraced the moment, and earned my private pilot license in a 1956 Cessna 170A.
I am a Mechanical Engineer by day and the rest of the time I live and breathe flying. Michigan is incredibly scenic, and by air, it is breathtaking. At any moment, I have friends and family members standing in line to take air tours of the Great Lake State.
I love taking them along the lake shores and site seeing up near Traverse City and Mackinaw Island. Where ever we end up landing, N1441D draws a lot of â€œooohs and aaahsâ€. It is truly a beautiful aircraft and a joy to fly.
I also fly a C-172, PA28-181, and am currently training in a Sikorsky S-52-3 Helicopter.
N1441D, 1956 C-170A
Alan SumnerPosted at 19:26h, 20 February
Hello! I used to own N1441D. Got my private in it. One comment. It is a 1950 170A. A 1956 would’ve been a B model with the 172 style semi fowler flaps. The 170A has hinged flaps. There also a 170 (not A or B) that had clothe covered wings.