This Bird has Been Around the Block...and THEN some!


For more than 60 years, this Piper Apache has gone a few places, seen a few things, carried a few passengers and trained a few pilots.


The picture above shows Sweet Potato on the ramp at the First Flight Airport with the Wright Brothers Memorial in the background, possibly taken by the plane's former owner. It was previously registered to an owner in North Carolina (the internet is great for some things...).


Consider this: Sweet Potato came off the assembly line just 51 years after Orville and Wilber made that first powered flight in 1903. The airplane is now more than 60 years old! There's plenty of history in this story.