Cardinals Rule

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June 2012

It was summer 1967. In San Francisco young people gathered to join in the hippie experience. There was free food, free love and free drugs.

In Wichita there was another type of gathering as Cessna debuted its 177 Cardinal to dealers. It was a beautiful airplane with its cantilever, laminar-flow wing and a large, spacious cabin. About 1,100 Cardinals were sold that day, with many dealers opting for same-day delivery and flying the Cardinals home.

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