That would probably have been on Archer road where Butler Plaza shopping center is now. The whole area is all built up with 6 lanes of traffic. Looks ugly.

archer75--- via Mercedes wrote:
There was once a flying club near the University of Florida at a small field.
The members would crack the throttle on an old 40 hp J-3 Cub, prop it, and then 
run around and get in before it started moving.
One day a ministerial student cracked the throttle from wide open instead of 
idle, the plane started rolling, and he grabbed the end of a wing as it went by 
and hung on. The plane made a full circle and ran into the side of the hangar.
The plane wasn't heavily damaged, and the student wasn't hurt, but the members 
bought out his share of the flying club and suggested he take up another 
pastime.

The 40 hp J-3 was an interesting plane. In a strong headwind you could almost 
take off straight up. If you were flying to another town, you had better not go 
if you had a strong headwind. You could run out of fuel or daylight before you 
got there. That might have been because the engine wasn't in the best condition.
An auto mechanic down the road did the maintainence and rebuilds and the A and 
E at the city airport signed off on them. That was back around 1960.
Gerry

OK Donwrote:
I used to, but would have to look it up now - too many years ago.

On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 2:55 PM, G Mann via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
wrote:

OK, tech test time.
Who here knows the special knot you use to tie the tail wheel, that runs to
the rope you run to the cockpit, that will let you hand prop an airplane,
safely, then climb in, strap in, pull the tail wheel rope release, take in
the rope, and let you taxi away to fly?


On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 12:40 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

"Hand propped to start"
Contact!

-Curt


    On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 12:33:16 PM EDT, OK Don via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

 Even more fun - -

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1946-aeronca-7ac-champ/


On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 9:40 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

62 Rolls temptress on BAT.

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