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On Grumman Tigers

Following is a letter that I sent to Aviation Consumer in response to their request for information on the Grumman AA5-B Tiger. They used a large portion of it in their December 2000 issue. 25 August 2000 Aviation Consumer via email Hello, Paul. I'm responding to your request in the September issue for owner information on the Grumman AA-5 series. I'm the owner of a 1977 Grumman AA-5B Tiger (details at I'll tell you right off the bat that I am not objective on the subject, that I find the Grumman line of light aircraft to be one of the best values out there. I learned about the Grummans soon after I got my pilot's license. I was doing some local post-PPSEL check flight air work with the FBO's Cessna 172 and I landed at Bridgeport, CT. As I taxied back for departure I passed by Carney Aviation (, a club that flies Grummans and a couple of Mooney 201s. I saw the Grummans and thought they were attrac