The 152 and I- we’ve had some wild times together. And even though they’re old as dirt, they’re really a dream to fly- as long as you can find one with a decent panel and interior. Admittedly, though, that’s fairly rare. Most FBOs that fly these babies rent them out only to attract the poor kids who can’t afford a fuel-injected, Garmin-powered wünderplane, so they don’t bother putting a shine on them. Your average rentable 152 is held together with duck tape and chewing gum. But flying is an expensive hobby, so I can live with that.