Two brothers, Roy and Virgil had inherited a large house and ranch from their parents and since they were both bachelors they decided to run the ranch together.
For additional income they each had other jobs working as carpenters, and Virgil did some crop dusting.
Uncle Virgil had a large area upstairs that they as carpenters had made into separate quarters for him. It was away from the rest of the house with an inside stairway plus a private outside entrance.
Virgil explained that he would do the take off, and would land the plane, but once in the air, he would give me the controls. Turn the wheel slowly right or left for a turn, and pull up on the wheel to go higher, and push down to level off.