While looking around the internet in search of a particular book that mentions the wonderful PA-22 TriPacer, I found another book, Flying High that features the PA-22 as well.
Flying High was published in 2003 and was written by pilot Oscar Williams. Here’s a synopsis of the book taken from its Amazon page: “Flying High is a chronicle of flying experiences and observations which will stimulate forgotten memories of old pilots, peak the curiosity of new or to be new pilots and give the general public a glance into the world of a private pilot. The book will amuse some and cause many to shake their heads in disbelief.”
The book has an entire chapter on the Piper TriPacer PA-22. The chapter begins with Williams saying that in 1958, he had a “need for more speed” than the Aeronca 7AC he’d been flying. So he flew over to another airport where he’d heard there was a TriPacer. Williams wrote, “I had never seen anything so beautiful, so up close and touchable, than the Tri-Pacer sitting there gleaming in the sun.”
If you read Flying High, let your fellow Short Wing Piper lovers know what you think of it!