1954 Mooney M-18C N4142

I purchased this Mooney Mite in the summer of 1972. At the time I was a graduate student at the University of Californian at Davis. I had a very good fellowship and was able to save enough to buy a small aircraft. I didn't know exactly what I wanted, but one day I saw this add in the San Francisco Chronicle. Having never seen a Mooney Mite I drove from Livermore to Santa Rosa to see John Gripe's Mooney. I ended up buying the first Mooney Mite I saw.

There is an articles about my Mite on the Mooney Mite web site, http://www.mooneymite.com. One was when my Mite was "Mite of the Month".
Here are some details on the restoration of my Mite.