Jim & Cindy Hillabrand

Aircraft of the Quarter, 2nd Quarter, 2019

For the 2nd Quarter of 2019, how about something a little different? How about TWO Aircraft of the Quarter? We head out to Rogers, Arkansas and where we find Sierra, Mighty Mouse, and their owners Jim & Cindy Hillabrand.

Sierra is a 152. She has a Lycoming 0-235 with the Sparrowhawk mod. Inside, the panel was converted over to metal panels and circuit breakers, with a full Garmin compliment surrounding a GNS 530, S-TEC autopilot and an L3 Skywatch 497 with active traffic.

Mighty Mouse is a 150M. He is powered by a 150 hp Lycoming 0-320 E2D. In the new metal panel, an Aspen 1000 Pro with synthetic vision, a Lynx 9000+, S-TEC autopilot, and an EDM 900 to monitor that big motor. Additionally, there’s a whole bunch of Garmin in there. A GNS 530, GTR 225, a 660, and a G5.

And since Jim Hillabrand is the Cessna 150-152 King of Bling, both airplanes are polished with plenty of shiny accessories.

For more information on Sierra and Mighty Mouse, check out the Summer edition of The Beacon.

N1031S “Sierra” is a 1977 Cessna 152 S/N 15279996

N2259M “Mighty Mouse” is a 1975 Cessna 150M S/N 15077090

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