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Published August 18, 2013, 10:24 PM

Unique pilot sells plane in unique way

A Minnesota couple's pockets are now about $20,000 deeper, thanks to a garage sale this weekend. Mixed in with typical items like tools and clothes, Robbie and Pam Love put up their 1946 airplane for sale.

A Minnesota couple's pockets are now about $20,000 deeper, thanks to a garage sale this weekend.

Mixed in with typical items like tools and clothes, Robbie and Pam Love put up their 1946 airplane for sale.

Since posting a classified ad for a garage sale, Robbie Love spends a lot of time on the phone.

Robbie Love- Selling Plane: "It's surprising that there was this much interest in this. I just wanted to sell an airplane."

That's right, his 1946 airplane is the biggest, and most expensive item for sale.

Robbie: "It's pretty neat to have a garage sale and make about $20,000."

His wife Pam couldn't agree more.

Pam Love: "I was surprised. It was neat."

Robbie's been piloting this two seater since he bought in 1979, but due to the rising cost of flying, and just being busy, he hasn't flown it in about a year.

Robbie: "It's a little bit sad to see it go but it's time."

Planes like this are no longer being made, but Robbie tells us what makes this one even more unique.

Robbie: "I fly with hand controls."

Just one year after getting married, a car accident in 1976 took away Robbie's ability to walk, but not fly.

Robbie: "I was flying within the year."

Flying isn't the only activity that keeps this couple busy, another hobby of the Love's is trap shooting. The Love's explain what's kept their love going for nearly 40 years.

Robbie: "We do everything together, we shoot together we fly together."

Pam: "Actually it's been a fun life. Rob's made it very interesting and we've just done a lot of fun things."

Robbie: "Everybody gets a different hand, so you just play the hand you got and deal with it."

Robbie says his wheelchair has never kept him from standing tall. The Love's are in the process of finalizing the sale of the plane. After that, they're heading to Arizona for the winter. They say they'll continue to fly.

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