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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Landing Pitts


Thread: [Acro] Re: Landing Pitts

Message: [Acro] Re: Landing Pitts

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From: Steve Pennypacker <spenny at>

Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 16:09:30 UTC


  Wimps.  All of you, wimps!

In the rainforest I fashioned stone tools to cut a landing zone through the 
trees.  Lost my arms wrestling a tiger for dinner (he was delicious) when 
it was about ten feet wide, so I cleared the low lying brush with my teeth. 
 Flew the approaches knife-edge, holding the stick with my knees.  Landed 
on 3 parallel logs to keep the wheels from sinking into the muck.  Had to 
dodge the purple spotted African spiny six-fingered tree toads that would 
invariably perch on the logs.  They're endangered you know.

But the real bitch was refining the crude oil I dug out of the ground to 
make fuel.

On Tuesday, May 28, 2002 6:00 AM, Virginia Jacobson 
[SMTP:Virginia at] wrote:
> I don't know what you guys are complaining about. When I was a kid we
> couldn't even afford a landing strip we had to land in a farmers field
> with the COWS! You don't know what a difficult landing is until you
> get a up close to a Moo Cow........ <G>
> Virginia Jacobson
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> ----------
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Larry Lowe
> To: acro at
> Cc: acro at
> Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 2:47 PM
> Subject: [Acro] Re: Landing Pitts
> ACCassidy at wrote:
> >
> > Eighteen feet, eighteen feet. You lucky, lucky bas****s. When we
> were kids,
> > 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
> crosswind...
> >
> > Tee hee
> That's nothing.
> Back where I come from, the strip was just like yours, but only a mere
> four inches wider than the wheels.
> And covered with ice....
> Larry Lowe
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