Cessna N7770T

70T was a 1960 172A that I purchased with three other partners just before I got my license.  I had a great time in it and took several trips up and down the west coast in it.  In the above picture it is at Gravely Valley Airport which is about 50 miles north of Napa California on the shores of Pillsbury Lake.

It had a very smooth running Continental O-300 engine.  It also had 40 degrees of manual flaps.  I don't remember it being a great climber, but I sure could make it drop like a rock with those flaps.

After a couple of hundred hours in it, I finally started lusting after something faster and sold out to my partners.