Ask owner “Uncle Ed”:
- Why his plane is yellow?
- Why the small wheel is at the wrong end for a 150?
- Why the plane is called “Woodstock”?
This pilot and airplane truly represent the “everyday flyer” across America…the guy or gal who works hard to own and operate their own airplane and uses it to connect with friends, family and places to see across this great land. Way to go Ed Figuli! You represent us well!
Are the covers over the tires cosmetic, or are they to keep things from hitting the tires, like corn tassels and such? It’s a Good Looking Airplane!
Woodstock is a 1972 Cessna 150L. Back in the mid 1980s the aircraft was converted to a “Texas Taildragger” to tow banners. The little wheel was moved from the front to the back, the main landing gear was moved forward, a Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) kit was installed on the wings and a 150hp Lycoming O-320-E2D replaced the original Continental 100hp engine up front. The aircraft is painted in the scheme of a pre-WWII trainer (Navy N3N). The aircraft and ownere are both World and National Speed record holders for “Speed Over A Recognized Course”. The first was set from Allentown, PA to Fort Smith Arkansas in 2002 and the second from Allentown, PA to Dayton, OH in 2003.
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