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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 Jacobson" <Virginia at>

Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 10:42:03 UTC


That is a real bummer Klein.

When everyone has chimed in we should take a vote for the one with the
most imaginative recounts of their adventures. Because we know
everyone is telling the truth and none of these are STORIES that would
otherwise be considered beer induced! <G>.



----- Original Message -----
From: Klein Gilhousen
To: acro at
Cc: acro at
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 2:40 AM
Subject: [Acro] Re: Landing Pitts

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
length or width.  My runway is truly vast.

However, one winter's day after a long practice flight a sudden
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
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
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
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
>wider than
> > > > the wheels. And there was a drop on each side, into a pit full
>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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