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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: "Virginia M. Jacobson" <virginia at>

Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 10:31:07 UTC


Dear Steve

I'm not one to brag but when I was not more than a wee lass I joined
an expedition to photograph the rare Amazonian Cuss Cuss. While flying
low along the Amazon river with my colleague Sir Regional Pittafore
the engine in our S2B suddenly quit and I was forced to make an
emergency landing along the bank of the Amazon. After lining up two
alligators I made a perfect wheel landing and use the gators as skies
to the rivers shore. Once we stopped on the bank Sir Regional and
myself climbed out of our trusty steed only to be confronted by
Pygmies shooting  poisonous darts. Dear Reggie took one in the leg and
I was forced to throw him over my shoulder and hi tail it into the
jungle. I carried Sir Regional on my back for a day and a half until
we came along a small tribe of head hunters. These weren't your normal
run of the mill head hunters no, these were greatly feared
entrepreneur head hunters. They weren't interested in shrunken heads
they had many of them around and they proved difficult to trade. They
were more into DVD's and Walkmans. Realizing what grave danger we were
now in Sir Regional quickly pulled from his back pack a new Sony TV,
not just any TV I might add but a beautiful 19" Trinitron! Much to our
relief the tribal leader was very pleased and stared at what a
wonderful thing lay before his feet and thought of what he could do
when they harnessed electricity. The tribal witch doctor cured dear
Reggie of the poison that cursed through his veins with a simple
potion and a bill for 50 pounds. After all medicine doesn't come cheap
when you are deep in the jungle. With a few beads, trinkets and
Reggies Rolex we were able to barter for a few liters of petrol and be
off on our way in search of the rare Cuss Cuss.


----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Pennypacker
To: 'acro'
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 12:07 PM
Subject: [Acro] Re: Landing Pitts

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)
it was about ten feet wide, so I cleared the low lying brush with my
 Flew the approaches knife-edge, holding the stick with my knees.
on 3 parallel logs to keep the wheels from sinking into the muck.  Had
dodge the purple spotted African spiny six-fingered tree toads that
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
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
> couldn't even afford a landing strip we had to land in a farmers
> 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
> four inches wider than the wheels.
> And covered with ice....
> Larry Lowe
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