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Tom Porterfield left a comment for Eric Porterfield
"Well they say that the older you get, the smaller you get. But it seems to me that my belly keeps getting bigger."
May 13, 2019
Eric Porterfield left a comment for Tom Porterfield
"Tom.  Im actually a private pilot that is getting my tail wheel in a J3 as the Porterfield is a little small for me.  That said, The Porterfield is of great interest, not as much due to its namesake, but more from its rarity.  I wish…"
May 13, 2019
Tom Porterfield left a comment for Eric Porterfield
"Welcome to our Porterfield Airplane Club on-line."
May 12, 2019
Andy Gelston left a comment for Eric Porterfield
"Welcome to our wee club for the skinny birds, Eric!  I think you’re the third Porterfield in the club.  I suppose you’re all related, if you go back far enough.   Have you ever sat in a Collegiate?  If you’re…"
May 11, 2019
Eric Porterfield is now a member of Porterfield Airplane Club
May 11, 2019

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About Me:
Private Pilot. Dad of 3. Business owner. Film maker.
Do you own a Porterfield Airplane?
Not yet!! Getting tailwheel endorsement this summer.
Are You a Pilot?
Yes

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At 9:15pm on May 13, 2019, Tom Porterfield said…

Well they say that the older you get, the smaller you get. But it seems to me that my belly keeps getting bigger.

At 6:38pm on May 12, 2019, Tom Porterfield said…

Welcome to our Porterfield Airplane Club on-line.

At 9:27pm on May 11, 2019, Andy Gelston said…

Welcome to our wee club for the skinny birds, Eric!  I think you’re the third Porterfield in the club.  I suppose you’re all related, if you go back far enough.  

Have you ever sat in a Collegiate?  If you’re taller than 6’ and weigh over 200#, you may find the fit uncomfortable, as pilots tended to be more diminutive in the late 30’s.  When sitting in the front seat, where you solo from, the panel is about a foot away from your face, which is not for the claustrophobic, though you become acclimated to it after about half an hour of flight.  

There are quite a few projects and flyable Porterfield’s out there, and a lot of info on them in the forum and blogs, as well as the photos and videos, so enjoy exploring our website!

Soft landings,  Andy

 
 
 

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