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Thread: [Acro] Re: Landing Pitts

Message: [Acro] Re: Landing Pitts

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From: Stephen Seidel <thinairltd at earthlink.net>

Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 02:21:57 UTC


Message:

<G>

Will the results be TBLP normalized in an effort to be fair?

Stephen Seidel
IAC 52

"Virginia M. Jacobson" wrote:

> All right ladies and gentleman.Have we heard form all the contestants
> in this fishing extravaganza? I think it should be close to time to
> cast our votes for our favorite composers of the brilliant poses we've
> had the delight to read. I for one do find it difficult to pick a
> winner but I do know who I vote for as the worst humorist. I think
> that honor should go to none other than myself. Not only did my pose
> lack real imagination and was grammatically offending it also lacked
> the witticism that others expressed so well. I know from my past few
> posts that many may find it hard to believe but I am a college
> graduate and no, not from "Three Stooges U" which should of been
> painfully apparent. In my humble opinion I believe that Steve
> Pennypacker, Klein Gilhousen and Randy Reed are in the top three. Lets
> say that we cast our votes and get back to more serious conversations
> after all it is flying season.
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Klein Gilhousen
> To: acro at gf24.deSent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 5:52 PMSubject: [Acro]
> Re: Landing Pitts
>  At 07:54 AM 02/05/29, Steve Pennypacker wrote:
> >I don't really feel that bad for him.  If he'd been flying a Pitts,
> he
> >never would have even realized there was a blizzard 'cuz ya caint see
>
> >nuttin' no-how.  The Pitts doesn't have a heater, so he would have
> been
> >dressed for the cold, sparing his digits from the deep-freeze.  And
> that
> >bull woulda shown a whole lot more respect.....
>
> Well, this explains a lot.  I've been wondering why Pitts pilots fly
> so
> lousy in the box.  Here it is.....they can't see where they're going
> or
> what they're doing.  Thanks for clearing this up for me Steve.
> Actually,
> with this realization, its a wonder to me the Pitts pilots fly as well
> as
> they do, what with being basically IFR all the time.  I guess this
> also
> explains the occasional inverted ILS that I've witnessed Pitts pilots
> doing
> from time to time.
>
> As for being dressed for the cold, clearly, Mr. Pennypacker has never
> been
> to Montana in the winter.  I find it necessary to wear my snowmobile
> suit,
> boots and gloves here even in the summer.  Flying in winter is a who
> 'nother thing entirely.  As for the buffalo showing a Pitts respect,
> it's
> obvious to even a sex-crazed bull buffalo that a Pitts is just plain
> ugly.
>
> Klein Gilhousen
> Bozeman, MT
>
>
> >On Wednesday, May 29, 2002 1:38 AM, Virginia Jacobson
> >[SMTP:Virginia at odysseypub.com] wrote:
> > > 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>.
> > >
> > > Virginia
> > >
> > >
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> > > ----------
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: Klein Gilhousen
> > > To: acro at gf24.de
> > > Cc: acro at gf24.de
> > > 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
> > > 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 gcfn.org>
> > > >To: <llowe at cyberflyte.com>
> > > >Cc: <acro at gf24.de>; <acro at gf24.de>
> > > >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
> > > >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...
> > > > >
> > > > > Over here we call that an abandoned  railroad right of way.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > ER
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > >
> > >  << File: ATT00009.html >>
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