Jul 6, 2006

Total Lust

I love small airplanes. I mean really small airplanes. I did my private in a Cessna 152. (For those who don't know, it's a tiny 2 seater -- basically a flying Yugo -- barely big enough for 2 people and barely enough load for 2 people and a couple of headsets.) I had to move up to a Piper Cherokee Warrior when I started my instrument but part of me still really misses that little Cessna. Yeah, it's a kite in the wind. Trim? Who bothers to trim? With a 152 in *any* kind of turbulence, trim is just about useless. Yeah, you have to get good at crosswind landings because it's not going to land itself. A 152 wants to fly and that's a good part of its charm. The 152 wants to fly as much as I do. But it is pretty much a flying Yugo and is distinctly not sexy.

Enter the
Liberty XL2

I want this aircraft. No, I want this aircraft. No, that doesn't quite do it either... I w a n t this aircraft.

Ok, let's be honest... I am in total lust with this aircraft.

Burn rate similar to a 152 (5.5/hr), almost a 600 lb useful load, all that glass...
my God, the glass.

This is one fucking sexy airplane.


Blogger Jade said...

Oooohhhhhhh, that is damn sexy.

6:17 PM  
Blogger JerseyTjej said...

Ok...I was with you the whole way ...When ALL of a sudden I think...HAGGISSSSSSSS. *pausing to wipe vomiting eyes...* I go tto ingrediant numver 5 and here came dinner. And I THOUGHT we would be friends!

4:28 PM  
Blogger graymama said...

Is there airplane porn? :-P

That is a damn cool plane!

10:01 PM  
Anonymous Jana said...

Nice plane! Even nicer price! Makes me feel better that the thing I'm lusting after currently is only a $400 camera. ;-)

10:28 PM  
Blogger Willow said...

There must be airplane porn - did you ever see The Apprentice? Advertising task with planes - verrrrrrrrrrrrrry sexual... "How do you fit in" (shot of back of jet propeller tunnel deal [sorry i don't know the lingo - just think "vagina"]) "How do you measure up?" [shot of nose of plane and two jet engines] in the style of "penis and testicles") - yikes!

Sweet plane :)

(My lust is still limited to humans as far as I know though...)

I request you give us a list of trivia about yourself PPG - are you up for the challenge?

11:56 PM  
Blogger RennyBA said...

I came to your blog from a comment at JerseyTjej and wanted to say hello from Norway.
Tell me when you got your sexy airplane and want to visit Scandinavia course I would love to get a ride:-)

8:13 AM  
Blogger peppypilotgirl said...

LOL... are you sure you want me to take up that challenge, Willow? You run the risk of being bored to death! (Can't you just see that on the coroner's report?) Oh, and that *definitely* sounds like airplane porn to me!

If I ever find myself in Scandinavia with a light aircraft, RennyBA, I'll pick you and JerseyTjej up and we'll go flying! That's assuming I forgive her for associating haggis with that lovely airplane(although I did like the vomiting eyes bit...).

Hi Jana! Yep, somehow makes $400 for a camera look good, doesn't it? Great zoo pics btw!

It is a cool plane, isn't it, Graymama and Jade? I sent off the URL to a friend and got an email back that it was one he was considering. ::wipes drool off chin and hopes desperately he winds up buying it::

7:13 PM  
Blogger LauraJ said...

the things i lust after are closer to the ground and walk on two legs and have a penis. i bet you'll get your plane before i get me a penis, i mean a man. ha!

Something else i lust after that's more mechanical is a serger/overlock machine. I'm a sewer and that's a seamstress' best friend. I found one at walmart for less than 350!! I need to save my pennies!

10:40 AM  
Blogger peppypilotgirl said...

Those sergers are the way to go, that's for sure. I don't have one - just a trusty old Kenmore 12 stitch - but I have a friend that does. Way cool!

11:55 AM  

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