Keep the Skinny Birds Flying Safely
Hi,I read about landing the Collegiate. The author asserted that three point landings are really the only way to land a Collegiate. Is this so?Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Gelston Dec 30, 2021.
These old girls fly better than they look.
Welcome to our wee club for the skinny birds, Tim. There are quite a few projects out there, and a few flying gals, that could be purchased. If you've never been in a Porterfield, their cockpits are rather diminutive: if you're taller than 5'10" and weight more than 180 pounds, you probably won't be comfortable. Porterfields are soloed from the front seat, where the instrument panel is literally a foot away from your face, which some find a bit claustrophobic, but you become acclimated to that by the time you've taxied to the end of the runway.
We look forward to reading about your adventures in finding/restoring/flying your Porterfield.
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