This airplane was totally destroyed in a night time emergency landing with Rich Peterson as pilot. Four people on board and no one was injured.
Rich Riley has since purchased a replacement Cessna 182. Rich limits his ham radio activities to 44Ø repeater operation.
Rich lives near me and we see each other quite often.
This picture was taken upon our return flight from New Jersey to bring my daughter Kris to St. Louis for a visit.
Will had a good job with Westinghouse, and he gave that up to move to Alaska to become a bush pilot. He loves it up there and says he plans to stay. He has a ham station in Alaska, and he also operates aeronautical mobile ham radio. Will has recently changed his call sign to "KL7LK".
Al was a month ahead of me. We flew to many airports, and had many hours of fun together during our pilot training.
We also flew private aircraft to many airports, close and far away from Weiss airport, our home airport in Fenton, MO.
While here he became interested in flying, and started taking lessons at Weiss airport. He loved to talk to me and Al, and learn of our experiences. He also loved to fly in our planes, Hi Hi.