Delivered new to Northwest as N93046 during November 1947. Seen here with the "Cocker Power" logo on the rear fuselage, a left-over from Joe Cocker's "Mad Dogs & Englishmen" tour in the year before. Other regns include HK-1484.
A classic Cessna 172 volunteering for the Kentucky division of the Civil Air Patrol. From the second year of production, this 1957 model did not have a new model number.... the 172A came out in 1960. This aircraft is still current on the US registry at the time of uploading.
I had my first flying lesson in this Kentucky Flying Service 150. Looking up the later history of the airplane, I was dismayed to find it crashed after a mid-air collision August 13, 1972. Luckily, the other Cessna 150 was able to land safely.
Kentucky Air National Guard Bird Dog in front of the historic airport administration building. Bowman Field is Kentucky's first commercial airport and the oldest continually operating commercial airfield in North America.