Thought for the day: Who will build our planes?


So, who will make America’s light planes? You will, the working American, just as you have always done. In 1946 Cessna went from war production to making 30 C-120′s and C-140′s a day, without any issue at all. Today, the greedy corporate leadership at Cessna had 6 years to tool up and they couldn’t hardly make 30 C-162 ‘Skycatchers’ per year in China.


The only important difference is that the Cessna ownership in 1946 respected their workforce of Americans, and 60 years later Cessna CEO Jack Pelton, (now the head of the EAA) had all his faith in the best $2/hr Chinese workers he could buy. Moving forward, it is clear that Cessna has now abandoned the “affordable” aircraft market. This makes no difference to any homebuilder or working American.


In 1946, Cessna was something of a partner to American labor in producing that generation of affordable American aircraft. Today,  they have proven to be a worthless element. Each of us, developing our own craftsmanship, will work in our own one plane factory and produce our own aircraft. This is how American labor will build this generation of affordable aircraft. We don’t need cheap labor in China, we don’t need greedy CEO’s and we don’t need any membership organization that is headed by a person who fails to understand this.-ww.


1946 Cessna C-120, made by Americans, still flying 68 years later. Cessna Corporate management has already removed all trace from their site that ever sold the Chinese built C-162. Sixty-eight years and still flying vs six years to oblivion.



If you would like to read the story the above excerpt was taken from, click on this link:

Cessna’s Chinese adventure a failure.

About William Wynne
I have been continuously building, testing and flying Corvair engines since 1989. Information, parts and components that we developed and tested are now flying on several hundred Corvair powered aircraft. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics and an A&P license from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and have a proven 20 year track record of effectively teaching homebuilders how to create and fly their own Corvair powered planes. Much of this is chronicled at and in more than 50 magazine articles.

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