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From: "autotech at flash.net" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2002 19:53:45 UTC
Hello all, Just imagine trzing to navigate a cyrillic kezboard after having had 1 too manz Pivo's (the local good beer). Not bloodz easz. Did I mention that the y's and z's are exchanged? The weather lifted and much practice was done. No Bubba, Tony, or Julia, which worries me given that many others that left the Czech Republic after them arrived late yesterday. They are still not here as of the end of the day today. I am left to wonder if an Austrian policeman might have asked Bubba where he is from, and then decided to arrest them after trying to figure out the answer. The South African Zlin arrived today from the CR, but I may have passed that on earlier. A Swiss pilot practicing in the CR earlier this week had an engine failure in his Zlin 50, but got it back to the runway, and then across the road at the end, bending the gear, underbelly, and firewall substantially. He is now sharing the South Afrikan Zlin (rented from the Czechs). It has been a delight reaquainting myself with old friends. Conversations around the tables at the airfield local restaurant drift from English, to Afrikaans, to Italian, and German, with shifts taking place in mid-sentence and enough punctuation by waving hands for it all to make perfectly good sense. The French are hiding at a remote secret site and so missing out on this camaradirie, but occasionally a French word is heard as the only shared reference point between two other languages. It is deeply satisfying to see how a shared passion bridges cultural and linguistic gaps. Fuel for practice is about 9 dollars us a gallon. Oil is about 7 usd per quart. Good thing I don't have an airplane to use for practice. Signing off for tonight. Probably more news tomorrow. Don PS - The Slovenians must be an inherently more honest people than the US. The coat hangars in the hotel actually have hooks on the top instead of those odd anti-theft bulb thingies to make them unusuable to a crooked guest. DP PPS. Marilyn, if you read my postscripts with a serious mind, you are going to suffer irreparable harm. DP -------------------------------------------------------------------- mail2web - Check your email from the web at http://mail2web.com/ .