Farewell, Charlie Brown--50 years of flights and stories

"When I was little, I wondered how an airplane could fly if it couldn’t breathe,” said Yunike Hermanus.

Hermanus was talking about the Cessna 185 with the affectionate name of “Charlie Brown” that has served indigenous Kalimantan, Indonesia, communities for almost 50 years and 23,000 hours of flight time.

It is one of two Cessna 185s that have retired after nearly 100 total years of service in Indonesia, according to officials with Mission Aviation Fellowship.

For the rest of the story that I wrote for General Aviation News, follow this link. https://generalaviationnews.com/2017/10/17/well-done-faithful-servants/