This was the little plane that started it all, meaning my love of aviation. N9481U was not just any Cessna 150, but a Cessna 150/150. She was a 1976 model ship, based at Orlando Country Airport, near Zellwood, FL.
This aircraft had the 150 horsepower engine under the cowl, usually reserved for the larger 4-seat Cessna 172 model.
This bird would easily cruise in the yellow arc, and on my first solo, climbed like a homesick angel.
N9481U is the aircraft that I spent 42 flight hours in to complete my private pilot rating. And many more hours obtaining my instrument rating.
I remember my first VFR cross-country solo to LaBelle, Florida (LBV), then to Pahokee (PHK) and back to Orlando Country Airport (X04). I vividly recall my instructor chiding me because I used VOR navigation as opposed to Pilotage. This was before GPS. I always felt more comfortable triangulating VORs than figuring out which water tower I was flying over.
I also recall more than a few hot summer days doing unusual attitudes while under the hood and wondering if my lunch was going to stay put.