Larry flies from Meadow Lake, a typical high altitude Colorado airport, at 6840 MSL. This photo was taken on January 12, 2003 at on a cloudless, snowless winter day.
N4168 has a C85-12 engine and McCauley metal prop, the STC for which was obtained by previous owner, W. Bilquist, in 1960. Larry got FAA approval for the cylinder cooling baffles and spinner installations.
Larry has owned this bird, his fourth Mite, since 1974. He named it Therapy IV for the good feelings he gets when he flies a Mite. N4168 won second best Classic award at the Rocky Mountain Regional Fly-in at Greely, Colorado in September 1984.
The instruments are standard with additions of rate-of-climb, manifold pressure, electric turn-and-bank, and carb. temp. and EGT temp. gauges. It also has certified XPDR and altitude encoder and a KX-99 radio for com, nav, and WX. At last annual, he was asked to remove the marine LORAN which had worked like a charm for a decade because it was not FAA approved gear.
A couple years ago, he bought another of Al Mooney's creations. This Culver V is a "museum beauty" named Superior Satellite.