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That is a real bummer Klein.
When everyone has chimed in we should take a vote for the one with the most imaginative recounts of their adventures. Because we know everyone is telling the truth and none of these are STORIES that would otherwise be considered beer induced! <G>.

----- Original Message -----
From: Klein Gilhousen
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 2:40 AM
Subject: [Acro] Re: Landing Pitts

Here in the Big Skies of Montana we have just the opposite sort of
problem.  On my 180,000 acre ranch I have absolutely no problem with runway
length or width.  My runway is truly vast.

However, one winter's day after a long practice flight a sudden blizzard
blew in.  I was able to set up a slow descent by flying the cannonical
southern heading using the compass to a safe touchdown even though I could
see absolutely nothing.  But that is when the real trouble began.  I had to
camp out under the wing for three days because I couldn't find my way back
to the ranch house in the blizzard.  Lost three toes and a finger to
frostbite.  And a wandering bull buffalo thought my Extra was a cow and
attempted to mate with it doing considerable damage.

Klein Gilhousen
Bozeman, MT

At 04:21 PM 02/05/28, Rparker wrote:
>I'm surprised we have heard nothing from Florida and gator alley before the
>Interstates. Where are you Florida ?
>Bob Parker
>Mena, AR.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Eric Rood" <>
>To: <>
>Cc: <>; <>
>Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 4:38 PM
>Subject: [Acro] Re: Landing Pitts
> >
> > > > Eighteen feet, eighteen feet. You lucky, lucky bas****s. When we were
> > > > we were so poor we had to land on a strip that was only six inches
>wider than
> > > > the wheels. And there was a drop on each side, into a pit full of
>sharks. It
> > > > was downhill in both directions and there was always a 25-knot
> >
> > Over here we call that an abandoned  railroad right of way.
> >

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