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Old May 7th 08, 06:55 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Bertie the Bunyip[_24_]
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"Jay Honeck" wrote in
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We flew to Ames, IA (home of "That Other State College in Iowa") today
to schmooze and have lunch. Conditions when we got out of the hotel
at noon were breezy/gusty, 12 to 20, but pretty close to right down
the runway, and the sun was shining. At the end of another sell-out
crazy weekend, we NEEDED to fly.

Ames is home to an active glider operation (Mary and I took some
soaring instruction there a few years back), and today was no
different, despite the wind. Ames' Runway 19 was less than optimal,
with a gusty cross wind, but I managed to squeak 'er in without too
much turmoil. We were all glad to be back on terra firma, however,
after a very bumpy descent.

As I was standing on the wing stretching, enjoying the spring
sunshine, I observed the Super Cub tow plane starting down Rwy 19,
trundling along with the trainer in tow. In the blink of an eye, the
cross wind lifted the glider's port wing, causing the starboard wing
to dip. The glider caught the wingtip (I was too far away, but it
*looked* like in the grass), causing the glider to momentarily get
sideways.

The tow plane's tail, already airborne, jerked down hard -- but just
as quickly as we could gasp -- the glider's wings straightened up, the
tow plane started to fly right, and they were soon clawing for
altitude. Another cartwheel averted...

I shook my head as I jumped off the wing, amazed at how close a thing
aviation can be. We're always on the brink of disaster, it
seems...but most of the time things work out...




You're an idiot


Bertie
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Old May 7th 08, 03:57 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Maxwell[_2_]
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"Bertie the Bunyip" wrote in message
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You're an idiot


Bertie


How would you know wanna boi, you couldn't find you ass with both hands.



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Old May 7th 08, 05:33 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Kloudy via AviationKB.com
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Bertie the Bunyip wrote:

You're an idiot

Bertie


c'mon Bunyip give it a rest.

You've vexed the boy enough.

now tell us a story about when you were high over the sahara in an old 727 on
one engine without toilet paper and .......

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Old May 7th 08, 05:36 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,alt.usenet.kooks,alt.alien.vampire.flonk.flonk.flonk
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"Maxwell" luv2^[email protected]^net wrote in news:asjUj.31809$KJ1.18918
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"Bertie the Bunyip" wrote in message
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You're an idiot


Bertie


How would you know wanna boi, you couldn't find you ass with both

hands.







Lame noted and will be dealt with in the fullness of time.


Bertie
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Old May 7th 08, 05:47 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Bertie the Bunyip[_24_]
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"Kloudy via AviationKB.com" [email protected] wrote in
news:[email protected]:

Bertie the Bunyip wrote:

You're an idiot

Bertie


c'mon Bunyip give it a rest.

You've vexed the boy enough.


Apparently not, his nightporter doesn't seem to thnk so, anyway.

now tell us a story about when you were high over the sahara in an old
727 on one engine without toilet paper and .......


Never done that. I did fly a 737 over it once with a floating spoiler
and a duff HF, though. That's pretty much all there is to tell about
that one!


Bertie
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Old May 7th 08, 08:24 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Maxwell[_2_]
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"Bertie the Bunyip" wrote in message
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"Kloudy via AviationKB.com" [email protected] wrote in
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Never done that. I did fly a 737 over it once with a floating spoiler
and a duff HF, though. That's pretty much all there is to tell about
that one!


Bertie


You and Mx working things out on the sim again, uh?


 




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