Flying a 1959 Piper Pacer

This is a tailwheel conversion of the Tri-Pacer.
This is a tailwheel conversion of the Tri-Pacer.

The author spent an afternoon with SMA advisor Mike Hirsch, a pilot with Delta Airlines, taking Mike’s 1959 Piper PA-22-150 Pacer for a quick spin from Beverly Municipal in Massachusetts. Perfect clear day for flying, albeit a bit cold.

The small plane has cramped quarters in the cockpit. Scenery was very interesting, though, flying around Gloucester and Manchester-by-the-Sea.

Author (on the left) and the pilot.
Interesting scenery in Gloucester, MA.
Interesting scenery in Gloucester, MA.
Approaching Runway 34 of KBVY.
Approaching Runway 34 of KBVY.
Landing.
Proud plane owner.

 

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