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Thread: [Acro] Fw: Re: Pitts Landings

Message: [Acro] Fw: Re: Pitts Landings

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From: "Chris Burns" <cjburns1 at optushome.com.au>

Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2002 01:11:53 UTC


Message:

  About 15yrs ago a guy used to water ski a Pitts S2A across Hong Kong harbour
then one day he hit a piece of floating wood.  He never did it again.

Chris Burns


----- Original Message -----
From: "Easy Monney" <noflytoolow at hotmail.com>
To: <randall.a.lupien at intel.com>; <acro at gf24.de>
Sent: Saturday, June 01, 2002 11:06 PM
Subject: [Acro] Re: Pitts Landings


> Before you start talking about how cool it is to water ski an airplane you
> should ask to see the video of Kirby's waterskiing in China last year. We
> are lucky to have one of our best pilots still with us.
> He totally lost his Edge 540 and almost his life when something went
wrong.
> I have heard that a possible malfunction may have caused it incident, but
> the same malfunction may not have been a problem if there had been
distance
> between the wheels and terra semi firma.
> EM
>
>
> >From: "Lupien, Randall A" <randall.a.lupien at intel.com>
> >To: "'AcroList'" <acro at gf24.de>
> >Subject: [Acro] Re: Pitts Landings
> >Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 10:46:09 -0700
> >
> >I have some video of Kirby Chambliss performing the water ski thing with
a
> >Pitts S1. Very cool!
> >
> >T.....
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Charles Graves [mailto:cgraves at secor.com]
> >Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 10:37 AM
> >To: jeffery at texas.net; acro list (E-mail)
> >Subject: [Acro] Re: Pitts Landings
> >
> >
> >[Water skiing a Pitts?] I believe that pic was taken out at Firebird lake
> >( at 
> >Firebird Raceway) here in Phoenix.
> >It is a man made lake used for drag race boats.  This was many years ago
if
> >I recall. (don't know the exact date)
> >
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: jeffery at texas.net [mailto:jeffery at texas.net]
> >Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 4:13 AM
> >To: petera at nortelnetworks.com; acro at gf24.de
> >Subject: [Acro] Re: Pitts Landings
> >
> >
> >Water skiing a Pitts?  Hmm....  Probably shouldn't try this at home.  So,
> >what's next?  How about flying around the main cavern room at Carlsbad
> >Caverns?  Actually, I probably shouldn't give anybody any ideas.
> >
> >Jeffery Poehlmann
> >
> > >
> > > Its probably the one time when a flimsy S-2 Canopy was a god-send.
They
> >come
> > > off if you just look at them wrong! Can't imagine getting out of an
S-1
> > > upside down in the water.
> > >
> > > Speaking of water landings, you guys seen that picture of Kirby water
> >skiing
> > > an S1 near a beach, check this out. I would not have believed it.
> > >
> > > http://www.aviators-studio.com/int/photos/chambliss.htm
> > > <http://www.aviators-studio.com/int/photos/chambliss.htm>
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > > Peter
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Virginia M. Jacobson [SMTP:virginia at odysseypub.com]
> > > Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2002 8:27 PM
> > > To: acro at gf24.de
> > > Subject: [Acro] Re: Pitts Landings
> > >
> > > No disrespect intended.
> > >
> > > I thought that it had a happy ending in that both parties walked
> > > away unharmed. I too would still like to hear about it if Bill cares
to
> > > share it with us.
> > >
> > > Virginia Jacobson
> > >
> > >   _____
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: DSowder at aol.com <mailto:DSowder at aol.com>
> > > To: virginia at odysseypub.com <mailto:virginia at odysseypub.com>  ;
> > > acro at gf24.de <mailto:acro at gf24.de>
> > > Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2002 8:24 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [Acro] Re: Pitts Landings
> > >
> > > In a message dated 5/30/02 5:13:24 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> > > virginia at odysseypub.com <mailto:virginia at odysseypub.com>  writes:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > I for one still would love to hear Sub Mariner Finigan's
> > > story. I'm still in for a good laugh. ;-)
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > I'm afraid that Finigan's story may be more of a tear jerker. But
> > > I'd like to know why his Pitts flamed out.
> > >
> > > Doug Sowder
> > >
>
>
> re youe
>
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