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FIRST LOVE

Ozment's decision to restore a Cessna 150 was based on his emotional attachment. " Growing up looking at Trade-A-Plane magazine, it was always Cessnas
I was looking at, because it looked like something I could afford one day, " he
said. " Historically, many of us as pilots started in a Cessna 150 and that's the very
first thing we ever flew-I learned to fly in a 150. And, you just see so many 150s
that are sitting out on ramps and are not taken care of. To me I thought it would
be nice to bring back something that was very special to all of us in aviation. "
Ozment found a candidate airplane that was completely original, had
never been operated by a flight school, and had only 1,800 hours on the tach.
" When I saw the pictures on Barnstormers of the 150-that green and white-
I said, 'that's it.' I just knew immediately that that was going to be the one. I
kind of look at it as, it's 1,800 hours, it's TBO. I thought let's do the whole airplane. Let's not just overhaul the engine, which we did right here in the shop.
So, we did a full restoration nose to tail. "
ORIGINAL IS THE MANTRA

Ozment purchased a 1968 Cessna 150 sales brochure on eBay, which became a
critical source of information to determine factory paint
schemes, seat fabric colors and stitching, and instrumentation. It also helped him determine what on his Cessna
150 was not original. " Everything in here is Cessna, "
said Ozment. " There's no reproduction parts anywhere
on the airplane. All the plastic is either original to the
airplane or new old stock from different sources. Just
trying to find parts...is part of the fun of doing these

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aircraft restorations. Using your different
sources to be able to find these parts that
are literally 50 years old or older. "
The control yokes were reconditioned
and powder coated by SairCorp/Flight
Boss Ltd. " The yokes are held on by semitubular steel rivets. You can still get those
rivets from Cessna, but they're very expensive. If you screw it up, that's a $70 rivet.
Times four, " said Ozment. Air Mod reupholstered the seats, comparing vinyl they had
to samples in the brochure. The carpeting
was sourced from Airtex Products. Ozment
installed new windows, using rivets instead
of screws to secure the window hold-down
strips, as Cessna had done in the factory. He
even found a rare hat shelf for the baggage
compartment, which was a factory option.



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