Mite of the Month, October, 1999
N85PM, serial number 278, is a 1953 M-18C, co-owned by Steve McGuire and Jim Yates of Ponca City, Oklahoma.
In addition to the standard VFR instruments, it is outfitted with Lowrance AirMap 100 GPS and a Microair 760 Transceiver. You probably recognize the paint scheme as "British Spitfire camouflage".
This photo of Steve was taken over south central Kansas enroute from Ponca City, Oklahoma to a fly-in in Halstead, Kansas by a friend, Tom Auerbach, from his Mooney M20C.
N85PM was once owned by Larry Dale of Colorado Springs, back in the late 60's, when it was N4975E.