By CJP Member Frederick Telling

Barbara and I met in 1971 at the Cortland County Airport in upstate New York, when we were both learning to fly. I passed my private license on September 2nd, and she soloed on September 3rd. So our plane carries N71FB for the year we met and our first name initials for Fred and Barbara.

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