Founder Clyde Cessna built his first airplane in 1911 and taught himself to fly it! He went on to build a number of innovative airplanes, including several racings and award winning designs. In 1934, Clyde’s nephew, Dwane Wallace, fresh out of college, took over as head of the company. During the depression years Dwane acted as everything from floor sweeper to CEO, even personally flying company planes in air races (several of which he won!) Under Wallace’s leadership, the Cessna Aircraft Company eventually became the most successful general aviation company of all time.
In 1957 the company decided there was a market for a tri-geared version of the Model 140. Following their standard tailwheel/tricycle naming convention, Cessna named the new airplane the Cessna 142. Six days later, for reasons now unknown, the airplane was renamed the Cessna 150. A total of 683 C150’s were built between 1957 and 1959, all were sold as 1959 models.
This year Cessna 150 celebrates 60 years 1959 – 2019.
At AusFly 2019 we would like to celebrate with a line-up of Cessna 150’s. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can join us and be a part of this celebration.