Richard Wilke

I started flying with friends at Iowa State College in the late 40's in an Aeronca Champ and a Cessna 170. Many years later, shortly after turning 70 I broke my left shoulder skiing in Colorado, so I decided to take up a safer sport, and get back into flying. I took instruction
at Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport, dodging airliners and corporate jets. The second winter I bought my 1977 Cessna 150M and am flying with a retired US Army sergeant major with 13,000 hours out of Wimauma Airpark, a small private grass strip. I now have over 100 hours, and have made over 300 takeoffs and landings. Since I have had problems getting my medical approved by the FAA, I'm building an Experimental aircraft in anticipation of the Light Sport Aircraft and Sport Pilot proposal. It is a RANS S-6S Coyote II high wing tricycle gear monoplane. I have the fusilage and tail assembled, an am starting on the wings. It's a great company, and a great kit. A very rewarding experience!

Wife's name, Joan
6305 Skyline Drive
East Lansing, MI 48823

(Winter Address, Nov - April)
2212 79th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34209-5216

EAA# 624568
(517) 332-6652 (H)
richardjwilke@sbcglobal.net

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