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Old March 8th 07, 10:50 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Matt Barrow
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"Gig 601XL Builder" wrDOTgiaconaATsuddenlink.net wrote in message
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Dan Luke wrote:
"Gig 601XL Builder" wrote:

My buddies and I surfed at those beaches this time of year when we
were high school kids. We wore full wet suits. 60 deg. F water
will turn your grapes to raisins in no time.

Just for the record I had to read the first sentance above twice
before I saw it in say anything other than...

"My buddies and I surfed at those beaches this time of year when we
were high"


Well, uh, actually...never mind.


What years were you surfing down there?

If they were high, wouldn't the proper question be, "What years were you
surfing UP there"?


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  #42  
Old March 9th 07, 02:29 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Dan Luke
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"Gig 601XL Builder" wrote:

My buddies and I surfed at those beaches this time of year when we
were high school kids. We wore full wet suits. 60 deg. F water
will turn your grapes to raisins in no time.

Just for the record I had to read the first sentance above twice
before I saw it in say anything other than...

"My buddies and I surfed at those beaches this time of year when we
were high"


Well, uh, actually...never mind.


What years were you surfing down there?


Mid sixties. Our idea of "high" came from a bottle of cherry vodka. Yech.

--
Dan
C172RG at BFM


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Old March 9th 07, 02:49 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Jay Honeck
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Mid sixties. Our idea of "high" came from a bottle of cherry vodka. Yech.

Hey, at beach parties ten years later, we were swilling "Boone's Farm
Strawberry Hill" wine... Blech!

Within a year, however, we had progressed to Canadian Club Whiskey,
poured directly into a half-empty quart (not liter!) bottle of 7-up.
Shake gently, consume entire quart, then try to find way off of beach,
up rocks and brambles. Later, count potato bugs in carpet, then
worship porcelain god.

Ah, to be young again!

;-)
--
Jay Honeck
Iowa City, IA
Pathfinder N56993
www.AlexisParkInn.com
"Your Aviation Destination"

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Old March 9th 07, 06:17 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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On Mar 7, 10:57 pm, "Jay Honeck" wrote:
If in your planning you get near Sherman TX Municipal Airport (KSWI) let
me know.


Thanks, Ross! If we end up in the Dallas area, I'll let you know.


Jay, the Lake Texoma area (Sherman, Dennison, Gainesville) is probably
right directly under your flight path from KIOW to T82. Gainesville
and Sherman usually have the cheapest fuel too in all of northern
Texas. If you do decide to stop in there, let me know too, and I'll
try to see if I can fly over there from Wichita Falls to meet up with
you and Ross.

I bought my old plane back, and am back in the air again!


Neal Howard
Cherokee N4646R
(Formerly the "CheckerBird", now just a blue and white Cherokee)

  #45  
Old March 9th 07, 12:52 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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"http://tinyurl.com/33fynb



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Old March 9th 07, 04:31 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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On Thu, 08 Mar 2007 13:33:41 -0000, Dylan Smith
wrote:
Also, the Johnson Space Center. Houston Gulf used to be the airport to
visit from this but it suffered the same fate as many private airfields
- now covered in tract housing.


Although Houston Gulf was probably closer, Ellington is probably the
closest these days... Technically, there's probably enough room on the
empty fields around NASA to land there and there's even a bit of
pavement where they supposedly tested rocket engines many years ago
that probably is long enough to land on... There's a tower at one end
of it... They probably won't be all that receptive to you landing
there... For some reason, security personnel don't seem to be issued
senses of humor...
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Old March 9th 07, 04:37 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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Dan Luke wrote:
"Gig 601XL Builder" wrote:

My buddies and I surfed at those beaches this time of year when we
were high school kids. We wore full wet suits. 60 deg. F water
will turn your grapes to raisins in no time.

Just for the record I had to read the first sentance above twice
before I saw it in say anything other than...

"My buddies and I surfed at those beaches this time of year when we
were high"

Well, uh, actually...never mind.


What years were you surfing down there?


Mid sixties. Our idea of "high" came from a bottle of cherry vodka. Yech.


Thank God. I asked because my wife used to hang out down there (Early
80s)with the surfers before we were married or even new each other. The
thought she was down there with somebody else from the rec.aviation
community was going to be way more than I could handle.

Though after 21 years of marriage it would probably be worth a laugh or two
at OSH one of the days.


  #48  
Old March 9th 07, 10:42 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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"Dan Luke" wrote in message
...

"http://tinyurl.com/33fynb


Amazing. I have been to several different beaches on the Gulf, and had
never seen a wave of even half that size. I though Gulf waves were always
in the 3 to 3 foot rang, unless there was a gale or a hurricane coming in.

How often do waves get to the 6 foot and larger variety, and how big do they
get, without a big storm?
--
Jim in NC


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Old March 9th 07, 11:01 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Dan Luke
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"Morgans" wrote:

"http://tinyurl.com/33fynb


Amazing. I have been to several different beaches on the Gulf, and had
never seen a wave of even half that size. I though Gulf waves were always
in the 3 to 3 foot rang, unless there was a gale or a hurricane coming in.

How often do waves get to the 6 foot and larger variety, and how big do they
get, without a big storm?


Three of those four pictures are storm surf. Gulf Coast surfers live for
tropical storm season. Storms in the central or eastern Gulf will send great
swells toward Texas for days..

It can also get head high in the spring and fall when strong onshore winds
blow for 2-3 days before a cold front. When the front passes, the waves will
be good for a day until the offshore winds flatten them out.

Being a surfer on the Gulf Coast requires patience and the ability to drop
everything and go when a good day happens. I lost a couple of after-school
jobs because of this.

--
Dan
C172RG at BFM


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Old March 10th 07, 08:05 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Dave S
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Grumman-581 wrote:
On Thu, 08 Mar 2007 13:33:41 -0000, Dylan Smith
wrote:

Also, the Johnson Space Center. Houston Gulf used to be the airport to
visit from this but it suffered the same fate as many private airfields
- now covered in tract housing.



Although Houston Gulf was probably closer, Ellington is probably the
closest these days... Technically, there's probably enough room on the
empty fields around NASA to land there and there's even a bit of
pavement where they supposedly tested rocket engines many years ago
that probably is long enough to land on... There's a tower at one end
of it... They probably won't be all that receptive to you landing
there... For some reason, security personnel don't seem to be issued
senses of humor...


Ballunar Fest is held out there every october. We contemplated, and had
preliminary permission to land some fixed wing stuff out there for some
of the mid-day non-balloon activities. The pilots walked it, and said no
way. Too many drainage troughs in just the wrong places.

There were ultralights, and ultralights towing hang gliders, and one
auto-gyro operating off the back 40 during the event though.

Security is never a problem with "prior permission"

And yes. Ellington is closest, La Porte is #2 and Pearland Regional is
#3 closest.
 




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