Feb 2013 Roni MacPherson (California)
Roni MacPherson is based at (KSEE) Gillespie Field Airport, San Diego/El Cajon, California and flies a Piper PA-16 Clipper.
I have a 1927 Travel Air 4000, 1929 Travel Air 4000, 1947 Luscombe 8A/F, 1949 Piper PA-16 Clipper, 1954 Cessna 180.
The Clipper is totally mine and I share the others with my husband who I met in 1979 when he gave my boyfriend and I a ride in the 1927 Travel Air at an airshow! Â We still spend the summers barnstorming and our 20 year old daughter spent my pregnancy in the biplane and then we tried loops to induce labor which was not successful but after medically inducing we were back at the airport within 24 hours of her birth. Â She is now a student pilot in a Citabria.
Tomorrow I am flying the 180 to the San Juan Islands for a week at our farm where the photo of the 180 is taken.
My husband is a dentist and I act as pilot/assistant and translator. Â The whole side of our 180 opens as it was designed to haul caskets. Â You open the door with a casket crank! Life is good!