I am a licensed pilot with over 500 hours of flying time in single engine planes. I would love to have rented and flown myself around the Everglades. Unfortunately my license is quite old and I am not currently updated to fly. So I did the next best thing. I found a pilot with a Cessna 172 and hired him to take us on a tour. The tour was memorable not only for what we saw from the airplane windows but also for flying in an aircraft just like I used to fly. I guess you would call the 172 an antique. Our pilot spends his winters flying in Florida and his summers flying in Alaska. A pretty good deal, if you ask me.
The airplane picture I’ve included here is not the plane we flew in. It’s my old 1965 model Beechcraft Musketeer N2393J. I made the picture over the Tennessee Valley from another plane while my buddy piloted 93J.