Dedicated to the Mooney M-18 Mite, "The Most Personal Airplane,"
and to supporting Mite owners everywhere.
This is N4104, a 1953 M-18L, piloted by its owner, Sam Gagian of Lemon Grove, CA. Sam got his pilot's license at the age of 15½ in Murray, Utah. Sam's daughter, Debbie Gungle, says he was still healthy, mentally alert, and flying regularly at the age of 93. Earlier last year, while trying to remove the battery to put it on a charger, Sam passed away. Sam had owned his Mite for 35 years. He died in his airplane doing what he loved.