Tim Abke sent me a message the other day telling me about his experiences with Fisher Aircraft along with a couple of photos. I really enjoy hearing from people who have owned our aircraft. I hope that you are enjoying them too. Own a Fisher aircraft as these people have. It can make a big difference in your life!
Dave from the Nest
Here is his experience:
I am attaching photos of two of the Fisher products that I have owned.
I grew up flying with my older brother in an old Aeronca Champ. I had always enjoyed flying but never got around to getting my license or pursuing any flying until I was grown up and out of college. Then, I happened across a nice FP101 Koala for sale at the local airport and thought it would be fun and easy and cheap to fly. It had a 277 Rotax and flew very nicely even though I am 6 foot tall and 200 pounds. It was great to fly into all of the local grass strips. The only issue that I had with that plane was that it was so gentle that I would be tempted to try crosswind landings in too strong of winds. I did have a slow ground loop one time with a 20mph direct crosswind. My bad, but no wing contact and the only damage was my pride. I eventually wanted a 2 place airplane so I sold the Koala.
I moved on up to wanting a more exciting airplane. I really liked the biplanes, but they were either too expensive or too hard to fly. But then, I came across a nice Fisher Celebrity for sale with a O200 continental and the steel tube fuselage. I could not help but purchase this well built, beautiful airplane. It was a great flying plane with that neat open cockpit flying experience. It had a nice trim system and flew very well. It was a very forgiving airplane and gentle for even a low time pilot. Unfortunately my life priorities moved from flying to a growing family and I reluctantly had to sell the Celebrity. It still remains one of my favorite airplanes.