We were talking to someone, one of the few who've seen The Wendell Baker Story, and he, too, thought that the plane was a highlight of the movie. We agreed about the character actors, including Billy Joe Shaver, about the surprising excellence of Kris Kristofferson, about the slow parts, and about Owen Wilson's great potential as a villain, comic and otherwise. This guy said that he thinks the plane is the same model used in the Sky King show. Where we disagreed was that he thought Sky King was great and we remember it for the drek that it was, to which quality the child actors contributed mightily. If the movie gave a credit as to the source of the Cessna, we missed it.