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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: Klein Gilhousen <kleing at>

Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 10:01:51 UTC


  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 cannonical 
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 back 
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 wrote:
>I'm surprised we have heard nothing from Florida and gator alley before the
>Interstates. Where are you Florida ?
>Bob Parker
>Mena, AR.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Eric Rood" <ericrood at>
>To: <llowe at>
>Cc: <acro at>; <acro at>
>Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 4:38 PM
>Subject: [Acro] Re: Landing Pitts
> >
> > > > Eighteen feet, eighteen feet. You lucky, lucky bas****s. When we were
> > > > 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
> >
> > Over here we call that an abandoned  railroad right of way.
> >
> >
> > ER
> >
> >
> >


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