Name: Bill Elliot Occupation: Driver of the #21 Motorcraft Car in NASCAR
Aircraft of choice: Cessna
441 Conquest II w/ Avidyne Alliant Flight Deck
Bill ElliotBill Elliott has owned enough airplanes to fill a used-airplane
lot, and started out the way most of us did-by taking a demonstration ride at
the local airport. "I took a lesson; they flew me around the pattern one time.
So I went back and started taking lessons. I was able to go at it pretty
aggressively, and I got my pilot's license in January of '77. In 1982 or 1983 I
bought a Cessna Cardinal RG. I flew it for a little while and got my instrument
rating, and then I bought a Cessna 210.
"After that I bought a [Piper]
Cheyenne II and kept it for six years. Then I sold it and bought a [Cessna]
Conquest II and kept it for six years. Then I got into some Citation stuff and
had a straight Citation II, then I had an SII, and then I bought a CJ2. I kept
it for several years and then I sold it. I backed up to just a straight CJ. I
had a friend who wanted the CJ so I sold it and bought another Conquest II, and
that's what I have now. I love the Conquest II. I've got an R44 helicopter I
fly. I've been helicopter rated since late '89. I've had some [Bell] JetRanger
stuff. I just like an R44. It's a simple aircraft. I think Frank [Robinson] did
a really good job with that aircraft. It just seems to work well for what I do.
Then I've got another Cardinal RG that I fly, and I've got an Extra 300."