airtwardo

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  1. QuoteWhen issues like that are solved, I smile and say, "I can't believe that with my own two hands, I wrote the check to pay tha guy to figure it out." *** ROTFLMAO! Yup! Me Too!! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  2. *** Exact same thing happened to me with a mechanical pencil once... ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  3. QuoteIt took real men to drive twinbo failed engines around the sky... when they fail, they usually throw metal parts (pistons and the like) through the cowling and many times into the fuselage... you ain't seen real failures til you saw a gso-480 come apart at 50 inches of manifold pressure! yehaa! the old days were great (thank god they're over!) Chris *** HOLE-LY T-BO Batman!! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  4. Probably can be fixed with minor neurosurgery. *** I'd rather have a bottle in front of me... Than a frontal lobotomy! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  5. *** I've known Kyle since he was wearin' 3 corner pants.. Shook hands with him at the Dayton show... he about put me to my knees with his grip! (Grrr...Wing Walkers!) At Oshkosh; The 'Rock & Roll Dog Fight' "...Masters of Disaster" With the Planes and Jet Truck was AWESOME!
  6. *** Reminds me of FREEDOM! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  7. *** Was that P-17 at the 'Sacramento Air Show' this summer? ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  8. Opps! I meant WEST!!! LaSalle-Peru
  9. Quoteand his kid Eric does a wing walking act on it! Saw him at three different airshows this summer. Oshkosh, St Louis and Wichita! *** Jimmy's son's name is Kyle...
  10. T-bo's,? Flat engine T-bo's? T-bo are for PUSSYS. *** Yeah! Errr Ahh... And here's a PIC of a REAL T-BO.. And another radial classic jump bird... As well as a "Hybred" with both "Round" & "Whinney" Power! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  11. *** If you mean having a ground crew person pop a smoke on the field prior to your landing, my experience is, Usually not... If you were to actually see what the winds were doing you'd never go into one via parachute! Many times there will be some kind of pyrotechnics display on the field that will give you a read on the landing conditions... You can also read the Flags that many stadiums fly at various parts of the park, but that too can be deceiving... as stated above the winds within, were 180 degrees from the WDI. Most event organizers and promoters that would be affiliated with a demo into a venue such as a large stadium, require an MSDS on the smoke to be utilized. Next to impossible to obtain. It's also a bit smelly and can 'stain' the turf, Which doesn't put you in good favor with the guys writing the check. ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  12. Hope they're all going to be okay! From your description... Were they flying a stack into the stadium? If so how big? ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  13. *** ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  14. Turbines Have Ruined Aviation!! We must get rid of turbines. They are ruining aviation. We need to go back to big round engines. Anybody can start a turbine, you just need to move a switch from "OFF" to "START" and then remember to move it back to "ON" after a while. My PC is more difficult to start. Cranking a round engine requires skill, finesse and style. On some planes, the pilots are not even allowed to do it. Turbines start by whining for a while, then give a small lady-like poot and start whining louder. Round engines give a satisfying rattle-rattle, click-click BANG, more rattles, another BANG, a big macho fart or two, more clicks, a lot of smoke and finally a serious low pitched roar. We like that. It's a guy thing. When you start a round engine, your mind is engaged and you can concentrate on the flight ahead. Starting a turbine is like flicking on a ceiling fan: Useful, but hardly exciting. Turbines don't break often enough, leading to aircrew boredom,complacency and inattention. A round engine at speed looks and sounds like it's going to blow at any minute. This helps concentrate the mind. Turbines don't have enough control levers to keep a pilot's attention.There's nothing to fiddle with during the flight. Turbines smell like a Boy Scout camp full of Coleman lanterns. Round engines smell like God intended flying machines to smell. ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  15. Doc- If no one else comes up with anything... I have nearly all the Prachutists Mags. from about '68 on up, at my folks place 20 mins. East of SDC... I'll be up there just before Christmas and can look if you'ld like. ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  16. Mine in Illinois (80's) HIGHRSK (high risk) ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  17. *** Just curious... Approximately how many jumps would you say it took you to reach 24hrs? I started jumping down the road from you in Annawan, IL. And for the first few years rarely went higher than 3000'. ..Lots of Accuri! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  18. *** Gee Doc... Would that be the FIRST time ?! Congrats!!!
  19. *** Charlie Sheen...Platoon ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  20. QuoteI did get to meet "Aggie Dave" and he is a very nice guy (first to offer me a beer). *** Yeah but did he tell ya the Duck joke?! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  21. Happy Gilmore???? How about "I banish you to Hoboken New Jersey" Good guess...but no! Hey girl, what the heck happened on your 'profile' page??? ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  22. "I think I made a big mistake coming here Grandma" ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  23. *** John, COOL! Get some PICs and post'em, Have fun and be safe.
  24. Quote"Hmm,......Juicy Fruit" Chief in "One Flew..." "When I see a naked man chasing a woman down the alley with a hard-on waving a butcher knife...I didn't think he was collecting for the Red Cross" ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~