Falling in Love ...
with a Beech Staggerwing
If a woman saw this ad on a dating website, she would most likely pass: “Born in 1944, I’ve been through a war, worked occasionally, but I am well-traveled, steady and true, and love to fly. I’m athletic, though a bit stout, and honestly, I’m a heavy drinker with lots of gas, plus I smoke a little. I have a few peculiarities, such as lots of plastic surgery over thin skin, and a new interior is planned. Parts of me have been rebuilt a couple of times, but I am looking forward to years ahead if I can find the right person to fund my habits.”