Monday, November 14, 2016

Dusk Planespotting

I had to stop and get gas on the way home from today.  Since it was on the way, I decided to stop at the Speedway at the corner of State and Ellsworth.  The airport was actually pretty busy as I was fueling up and there were three planes that landed within that span.
 First up was the Cessna 152 that belongs to the Michigan Flyers club.  This has appeared on this blog several times in the past.
 Shortly after the Michigan Flyers plane, another Cessna 152 appeared.
 I'm pretty sure this plane has appeared on this blog too.
Last up is a Piper PA-34 Seneca.  I'm pretty sure this one hasn't appeared here before.  This plane was developed as a twin engined version of the Piper Cherokee Six.  It first flew in 1967 and entered production in 1971.  It is powered by two Continental TSIO-360RB six cylinder engines with 220 horsepower each.  This gives the plane a top speed of 204 knots with a cruising speed of 188 knots.  The plane is still in production and over 5000 have been built.

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