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Thread: [Acro] Re: Landing Pitts

Message: [Acro] Re: Landing Pitts

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From: "Robert E. Fry" <robfry at ka2.so-net.ne.jp>

Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 16:32:06 UTC


Message:

  and how did you take off from there. I suppose vertically in your pitts  
with a 900hp prat and whitney radial?

Steve Pennypacker wrote:

> 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 odysseypub.com] 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 gf24.de
>> Cc: acro at gf24.de
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 2:47 PM
>> Subject: [Acro] Re: Landing Pitts
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ACCassidy at aol.com 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
>> 
>> 
>>  << File: ATT00017.html >> 
> 


                


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