AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 58

" When you picked up your airplane
brand new from the dealer in 1968 this is
what it would have looked like and this is
what we were going for. "  -Dennis Ozment
An example of Ozment's painstaking attention to detail involved the lettering embossed into the plastic of the lower instrument panel. He painted
the panel with SEM plastic paint and then used the tiniest brush he could find
to fill in each embossed letter with Testors white model paint.
After two big projects, Ozment could probably add a doctorate in aviation
restoration to his résumé. " Every piece on the airplane was touched, " he said.
" When you picked up your airplane brand new from the dealer in 1968 this is
what it would have looked like and this is what we were going for. "
THE RESULT

After the restoration was complete in 2019, Ozment made a beeline for Oshkosh-
an annual pilgrimage he's made with his dad for more than a decade. " There no
question about whether we're going or not, it's just what we do, " he said.
Surely, he believed he might have a chance of winning another Gold Lindy.
" We were doing a restoration to do the restoration. There was never a goal of
winning at Oshkosh. We were going to do it right. We weren't going to take it
for granted. There's lots of nice airplanes that show up there. "
" The theme for [AirVenture] 2019 was 'fun and affordable', " said Halfpap,
" so the 150 fit right into that. It's an introductory aircraft, too, as far as learning to fly it doesn't get any better than a 150. They're affordable; they're cheap
to operate; insurance is reasonable. "
Ozment added, " It just so happens that the thing that I like, which is originality, is the thing that they like up there, too. They're all about originality
and I am too, so it works out pretty good. " The judges at AirVenture appreciated the Cessna's faithfulness to the original enough to present Ozment a
Grand Champion-Gold Lindy, his second in three years.
CESSNA 150 ZEN

Ozment's happy place is in the cockpit of his Cessna 150. " It's not an overly
taxing airplane, " he said, " you're not worried about landing gear coming up
and down. It's just an airplane to go fly. And it's about flying, it's not about
going somewhere, it's about flying. " He flies each of his immaculate Cessnas
for about 45 minutes every weekend the weather cooperates. It's his opportunity to get away and enjoy time in the sky alone.
Halfpap, who ran a paint shop on the field and restored many aircraft, said,
" This is a lot more fun, it really is. [With other customers] we start on an aircraft that basically needs restoration, go through the entire process, and once
you're done with the airplane the customer would take the airplane and fly
away. Well, that's the end of it for me. But with Dennis it's totally different
because now we've not only completed the aircraft, we get to take it and show
it and be part of that process, as well. In the end it's been very rewarding as
opposed to just getting a check cut to you for your efforts. This way you see
it all the way through to the end, and you also get to fly it. "
" That's right, " said Ozment, " Rodney has the keys to everything and has
free reign to do whatever.
" I love this airplane, " said Ozment. " It brings joy to me because it's a nice
fun airplane that at the end of the day, despite all of the stresses you've had,
all the problems you've had to deal with, you can come fly this airplane and
just enjoy life. " 
AOPA
EMAIL kollin.stagnito@aopa.org
58 | AOPA PILOT June 2021

SPEC SHEET

1968 Cessna 150 H
BASE PRICE, 1968: $7,295
($56,000 IN TODAY'S DOLLARS)
SPECIFICATIONS

Powerplant | Continental O-200-A, 100 hp
Length | 23 ft 9 in
Wingspan | 32 ft 8 in
Seats | 2
Empty weight | 980 lb
Max gross weight | 1,600 lb
Useful load | 620 lb
Fuel capacity, std | 26 gal
Baggage capacity | 120 lb
PERFORMANCE

Rate of climb, sea level | 670 fpm
Cruise speed/endurance w/no reserve, std fuel
@ 75% power, best economy	
	

7,000 ft | 117 mph/4.1 hr (5.5 gph)

	
All specifications are based on manufacturer's
calculations. All performance figures are
based on standard day, standard atmosphere,
sea level, gross weight conditions unless otherwise noted.

A CESSNA 150 JOYRIDE along the Mississippi River (top).

The Cessna logo did not escape Ozment's keen
attention to detail (far right). The green stripe is
painted, but the black stripe is vinyl. If the airplane
were red, the stripe would be painted red. An
astonishingly clean nosewheel strut (right). Note
the lacing tape on the steering rod boots.



AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021

Contents
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - Intro
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - Cover1
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - Cover2
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - Contents
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 2
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 3
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 4
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 5
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 6
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 7
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 8
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 9
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 10
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 11
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 12
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 13
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 14
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 15
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 16
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 17
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 18
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 19
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 20
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 21
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 22
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 23
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 24
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 25
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 26
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 27
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 28
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 29
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 30
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 31
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 32
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 33
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 34
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 35
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 36
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 37
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 38
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 39
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 40
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 41
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 42
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 43
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 44
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 45
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 46
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 47
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 48
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 49
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 50
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 51
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 52
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 53
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 54
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 55
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 56
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 57
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 58
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 59
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 60
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 61
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 62
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 63
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 64
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 65
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 66
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 67
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 68
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 69
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 70
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 71
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 72
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 73
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 74
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 75
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 76
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 77
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 78
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 79
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 80
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 81
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 82
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 83
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 84
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 85
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 86
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 87
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 88
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 89
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 90
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 91
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 92
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 93
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 94
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 95
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 96
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 97
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 98
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 99
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 100
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 101
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 102
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 103
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 104
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 105
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 106
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 107
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 108
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 109
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 110
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 111
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - 112
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - Cover3
AOPA Pilot Magazine - June 2021 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202108
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202107
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202106
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202105
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202104
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202103
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202101
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202012
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202010
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202009
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202008
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202007
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202006
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202005
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202004
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202003
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202002
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_202001
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201912
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201911
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201909
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201908
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201907
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201906
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201905
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201904
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201903
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201902
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201901
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201812
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201811
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201810
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201809
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201808
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201807
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201806
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201805
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201804
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201803
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201802
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201801
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201712
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201711
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201710
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201709
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201707
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201706
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201705
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201704
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201703
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201702
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201701
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201612
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201611
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201610
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201609
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201608
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201606
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201605
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201604
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201603
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201602
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201601
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201512
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201511
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201510
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201509
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201508
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201507
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201505
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201504
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201503
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201502
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201501
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201412
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201411
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201410
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201409
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201408
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201407
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201406
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201405
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201404
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201403
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201402
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201401
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201312
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201311
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201310
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201309
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201308
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201307
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201306
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201305
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201303
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201302
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201301
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201212
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201211
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201210
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201209
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201208
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201207
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201206
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201205
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201204
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201203
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201202
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201201
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201111
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201110
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201109
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201108
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201107
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201106
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201105
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201104
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201103
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201103_test
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201011demo
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot_201011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/aopa/pilot0308
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com