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Join date: Nov 16, 2021


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I learned to fly at the Ramapo Valley Airport in the 1960s. My principal instructor

was Irv Balber. I bought my first airplane, a 1958 Cessna 172, from Bill Beard,

who then owned the airport. Some friends I remember are Mariana Gosnell,

who later wrote Zero Three Bravo, about her tour around the country in her Luscombe; Barbara Beck; Jim Moore; Ron, who went on to fly for Zantop; and

Helen, who ran the coffee shop in a converted Quonset hut, where Arthur "Pop"

Christie could be found most days.

John D. Lyon

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