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Thread: [Acro] Re: Landing Pitts

Message: [Acro] Re: Landing Pitts

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From: Steve Pennypacker <spenny at bellatlantic.net>

Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 17:50:41 UTC


Message:

  Nah.  Catshot from a vine stretched between a couple of rubber trees.

On Tuesday, May 28, 2002 12:27 PM, Robert E. Fry [SMTP:robfry at ka2.so-net.ne.jp] wrote:
> 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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