The immortal Cessna 172 turns 50 today. No doubt just about anyone connected with avation has had a ride in one and many probably got their first taste of flying in this little bird. It gave me my wings. While maybe not the fastest or sexiest plane around, the ol Slowhawk is nonetheless a stable reliable workhorse.
Here is to another 50 years for the Skyhawk.
[Edited 2006-03-18 00:28:19]