All right ladies and gentleman.
Have we heard form all the contestants in this fishing
I think it should be close to time to cast our votes
for our favorite composers of the brilliant poses we've had the delight to read.
I for one do find it difficult to pick a winner but I do know who I vote for as
the worst humorist. I think that honor should go to none other than myself. Not
only did my pose lack real imagination and was grammatically offending it
also lacked the witticism that others expressed so well. I know from my past few
posts that many may find it hard to believe but I am a college graduate and no,
not from "Three Stooges U" which should of been painfully apparent.
In my humble opinion I believe that Steve Pennypacker,
Klein Gilhousen and Randy Reed are in the top three.
Lets say that we cast our votes and get back to more
serious conversations after all it is flying season.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 5:52 PM
Subject: [Acro] Re: Landing Pitts
At 07:54 AM 02/05/29, Steve Pennypacker wrote:
really feel that bad for him. If he'd been flying a Pitts, he
would have even realized there was a blizzard 'cuz ya caint see
no-how. The Pitts doesn't have a heater, so he would have
>dressed for the cold, sparing his digits from the deep-freeze.
>bull woulda shown a whole lot more respect.....
this explains a lot. I've been wondering why Pitts pilots fly so
in the box. Here it is.....they can't see where they're going or
they're doing. Thanks for clearing this up for me Steve. Actually,
with this realization, its a wonder to me the Pitts pilots fly as well as
they do, what with being basically IFR all the time. I guess this also
explains the occasional inverted ILS that I've witnessed Pitts pilots doing
from time to time.
As for being dressed for the cold, clearly, Mr.
Pennypacker has never been
to Montana in the winter. I find it
necessary to wear my snowmobile suit,
boots and gloves here even in the
summer. Flying in winter is a who
'nother thing entirely. As for
the buffalo showing a Pitts respect, it's
obvious to even a sex-crazed bull
buffalo that a Pitts is just plain ugly.
>On Wednesday, May 29, 2002 1:38 AM, Virginia
> > 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
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Cc: email@example.com
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > >I'm surprised we have heard nothing from Florida and
> > before the
> > >Interstates. Where are you
> > >Bob Parker
> > >Mena, AR.
>----- Original Message -----
> > >From: "Eric Rood" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > >To:
> >Cc: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > >Sent: Tuesday,
May 28, 2002 4:38 PM
> > >Subject: [Acro] Re: Landing Pitts
> > >
> > > >
> > > > >
> Eighteen feet, eighteen feet. You lucky, lucky bas****s. When
> > >kids,
> > > > > > we were so poor
we had to land on a strip that was only six
> > inches
> > > > > > the wheels. And there was a drop
on each side, into a pit full
> > of
> > >sharks.
> > > > > > was downhill in both directions and there
was always a 25-knot
> > >crosswind...
> > >
> > > > Over here we call that an abandoned railroad
right of way.
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
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