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Last Update: 11-16-2015
Grumman American AA-1A Yankee
Shep often spoke of flying on his Shows. He owned a 1973 Grumman American AA-1A Yankee - FAA # N73JS and it is still registered under his name with the FAA Around 1967 Shep took flying lessons at Princeton Airport from Bob Hall who was the trombone player for "Sons of the Whiskey Rebellion" Shep apparently was an excellent student, and he and Bob found they had a lot in common and became friends. Shep not only played a lot of the group's music on his show, but even played a lot of jew's harp at Bob Hall's wedding reception in 1968; maybe some kazoo, too. ******************************************************************* Specifications Make: Grumman American Model: AA1A Type: Single-engine Wingspan: 24'5" Length: 19'3" Height: 6'8" Empty Weight: 1037 lbs Gross Weight: 1500 lbs Original Engine: LYC O-235-C2C 108 hp TBO: 2000 hours Fuel Capacity (max): 24 gal Fuel Capacity (std): 24 gal TO over 50: 1400' Rate of Climb: 765 fpm LDG over 50: 1065' Stall Speed (Vso): 51 knots 75% Cruise: 108 knots Econ Range: 350 nm Service Ceiling: 13,750'
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Links to Further Information:
• F.A.A. Registry
• airport-data.com

Airport-data.com info

FAA Registration info on Shep's plane as of 11/2015