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Cessna Skyhawk (N61610) - In the hangar at San Martin, CA
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Cessna Skyhawk (N61610)

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In the hangar at San Martin, CA

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Keith Brown
Sad that that's probably a $100K+ airplane now (used...new it's over a quarter of a million). In the 80s I was renting C-172s for $35/hr ($55/hr wet). Looks very well maintained. Beautiful shot of what is basically a utilitarian aircraft. I'd be proud to own it.
Karl Scribner
Nice plane, fun hobby…back in the day…rich guys’ play toy today.
Charles Rogers
Brings back memories, and yes at $35-$45 an hour. Took my check ride in a N-model in the early 80's. Flew a M-model with 180 HP Constant speed prop, made this a true fun airplane. Remember a controller asked me if I could make a quick departure to make it clear for following commercial departing traffic. Yea, that was fun. He was a little shocked at how fast and high I was when I departed at half field at about 200 ft. after about a 300 ft. roll. He thanked me. Loved that airplane.
gerhard friebe
Between 1974 and 1978, I had the keys to a friends 172 with unlimited access. I logged the duration of each flight in the plane's log, set the prop in the horizontal position for refueling and payed $25.00/hr wet once each mont. Flying then cost me about as much as it costs me today to drive a full size car.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
27-Feb-2024 C172San Martin ()San Martin () 16:31 PST 17:35 PST 1:04
27-Feb-2024 C172Near Hollister, CASan Martin () First seen 15:21 PST 15:51 PST 0:29
25-Feb-2024 C172San Martin ()San Martin () 17:07 PST 17:39 PST 0:32
22-Feb-2024 C172Hollister Muni ()San Martin () 16:42 PST 17:17 PST 0:34
22-Feb-2024 C172Hollister Muni ()Hollister Muni () 16:02 PST 16:07 PST 0:04
22-Feb-2024 C172San Martin ()Hollister Muni () 15:44 PST 15:56 PST 0:12
21-Feb-2024 C172San Martin ()San Martin () 17:57 PST 18:01 PST 0:03
21-Feb-2024 C172San Martin ()San Martin () 16:34 PST 17:53 PST 1:18
15-Feb-2024 C172San Martin ()San Martin () 15:43 PST 17:19 PST 1:35
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