Lock Haven yellow Piper J-3 Cub (the Ford
Model T of the skies) and used the aircraft
for rentals and flight training.
experience more than a large paycheck. He
took on Justin Brown (JB) as a mechanic; Roy
McKinley, David Conner, and Roy Scott as
flight instructors; and Mary, now knee-deep
in the operation's bookkeeping, hired Laura
Dissman, a flight student, to help with all the
the University of Texas, he discovered the air-
port in 1970 or so, and often rented an aging
J-3 Cub at a cost of $6 a flight hour. Managing
scarce resources was the name of the game
for any student, and Tim learned to save a
few dollars by getting the J-3 Cub aloft on hot
summer days, tooling around for thirty min-
utes, and then shutting down the engine.
Photo courtesy of Clyde Barker.