Cessna 150 N2942J
The plane Rick First Soloed at age 16 July 4th, 1972
Acquired 12/10/2008
C-182 N2879F
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Interior

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Specs:
  • N2942J - 1967 Cessna 150G - s/n 15065742
  • Total Time - 5283
  • Engine: O-200-A 100 HP - SMOH 753
  • Annual due: April 30, 2018
  • IFR certification due: Oct. 2018
  • All original logs
  • New layout panel, new style gyros (2009)
  • New Leather interior, carpet, eyebrow and door panels (2009)
Avionics:
  • Garmin GMA-340 audio panel / intercom / MB (with music input)
  • Garmin 396 GPS with XM weather
  • Narco Com 810+
  • Narco Nav 122 (VOR, LOC, GS)
  • Stratus ESG transponder (ADS-B Out compliant)
  • Stratus 2i (ADS-B In to iPad)
  • Transcal encoder
  • ELT, EGT
Features:
  • New Airforms engine baffles (2011)
  • Shoulder harnesses
  • Leather yoke grips with built-in push-to-talk switches
  • Rudder travel Service Kit installed (Spins are approved)
  • Rosen sun visors (STC)
  • Belly fuel drain (STC)



Shirttail from First Solo
First Solo Shirttail

at age 16
The Owners of N2942J
42J's Owners

(photo courtesy of Tony Drummond)
N2942J Instrument Panel April, 2009
Instrument Panel

April, 2009
Flight from Maryland to Mississippi - December 12, 2008 - 9.9 hours
42J leaves the Eastern Shore of Maryland
42J leaving the Eastern
Shore of Maryland

it's home for 41 years
Hills south of Roanoke, VA
Hills south of
Roanoke, VA

On final to Blacksburg, VA
On final

Blacksburg, VA
30K wind gave me a
150' landing roll! Fun!
Enroute in southwest Virginia
Enroute

southwest Virginia
Sunset over central Tennessee
Sunset

central Tennessee
Still 2 hours to go..
Modifications and Renovations
Original panel
Original panel

December, 2008
Instrument panel modification in progress
Instrument panel

January, 2009
modification in progress
Yikes!
More instruments removed
More instruments removed

Radios removed
Radios removed

22 pounds
Audio panel harness
New audio panel
harness

wired at home
Control Yokes - original
Control Yokes

original
Control Yokes - modified
Control Yokes

from Warren Gregoire
modified with leather
and Push-To-Talks
New panel installation started
New panel
installation started
Radio racks installation started
Radio racks
installation started
Interior November, 2009
Interior

November, 2009
Shelby Isham's leatherwork
New Seats
New carpet and seats reupholstered
in leather from Shelby Isham

Forward carpet 'Kick Panels'
Kick Panels
The Annual Inspection
January - March, 2009
Working into the night
Working into the night

Matt captures the full
moon as we work
The Cessna in annual
In Annual

Cockpit floor cleanup
Cockpit floor cleanup

Matt spent many hours
scrubbing with ScotchBrite
Panel stripped
Panel stripped
Tim Flying
   One of the most rewarding things I've done in life is to train my sons to fly... In the exact same airplane I first soloed.
   (I soloed Tim in a C-152 on his 16th birthday in 1997.)
Tim in the completed 42J
Tim

New Private Pilot 5/15/09
Tim taxiing out to solo
Tim taxiing out
to solo 42J

March 25, 2009
Tim's first solo takeoff in 42J
Tim's solo takeoff

March 25, 2009
GPS track of Tim's solo in N2942J
GPS track of Tim's solo

(Yellow track)
(I don't have any similar data
from my solo in 1972...)
Sunset Flight Photos
Tim's Sunset Flight

May 29, 2009
Sunset Flight Videos
Tim's Sunset Flight video

May 29, 2009
Tied down at Olive Branch, MS
Tied down at
Olive Branch, MS
Tim showing 42J to his son Noah
Tim showing 42J
to his son Noah

November 7, 2009
Third generation 42J pilot
Third generation
42J pilot ?

November 3, 2009
Maybe we'll solo him
14 years from now?
Noah getting strapped in for his first flight with Tim
Noah's first flight
with Tim

Getting strapped in
away from the controls
November 28, 2010
Tim taxis out with Noah for his first flight with Dad
Tim taxis out
with Noah

Noah's first flight with Dad
November 28, 2010
Tim takes off with Noah on the first flight with Dad
Tim takes off
with Noah

Noah's first flight with Dad
November 28, 2010
Matt and his First Solo
   In the exact same airplane I first soloed 37 1/2 years ago.
Matt about to taxi out for his First Solo
Matt
about to
taxi out for his First Solo
2/7/10
YouTube video of Matt taking off on his First Solo
Matt taking off

on his First Solo
YouTube video (0:26)
YouTube video of Matt's First Solo landing and discussion with Instructor / Dad prior to next takeoff
Matt's First
Solo Landing

and discussion with Rick
YouTube video (1:38)
Matt after his First Solo
Matt
after his
First Solo
2/7/10
Matt and Rick after his First Solo
Matt and Rick

after his First Solo
2/7/10
'Matching' Father & Son First Solo shirttails
'Matching' First
Solo shirttails

Father & Son

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