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Thread: [Acro] Re: Landing Pitts

Message: [Acro] Re: Landing Pitts

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From: Don Peterson <autotech at flash.net>

Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 17:57:34 UTC


Message:

  Landing a Pitts?

Nah.  Zlinsky think Pitts on runway just a speedbump.  Pitts on ramp just used for chocks.

DP

Steve Pennypacker wrote:

> 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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