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 COBO Member    2,804
2 minutes ago, counterintelligence said:

Made the mistake of going up with a freshly licensed pilot one time. Started the orbit and he called for landing clearance. No answer. So I dialed in on #2 and made the call. No answer. So now he's freakin' out and I'm hoping I don't have to learn in a hurry. Finally called another freq that was stuck on with an old label-maker. They replied that the tower freq had changed to...

Dude had written the new freq down on his chart! As if that weren't enough, a mild Xwind hit just as we touched down. Had to pull grass 'n' mud outta the wheel skirt.

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3 minutes ago, COBO Member said:

Made the mistake of going up with a freshly licensed pilot one time. Started the orbit and he called for landing clearance. No answer. So I dialed in on #2 and made the call. No answer. So now he's freakin' out and I'm hoping I don't have to learn in a hurry. Finally called another freq that was stuck on with an old label-maker. They replied that the tower freq had changed to...

Dude had written the new freq down on his chart! As if that weren't enough, a mild Xwind hit just as we touched down. Had to pull grass 'n' mud outta the wheel skirt.

 

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54 minutes ago, counterintelligence said:

 

Another guy making the airshow circuit in a hang glider. Awesome sight with smokes on the wingtips. Paralysed from the waist down. BTW, the big east coast show at Oceana (Norfolk) is definitely on my dance card next Sept(?). Anybody else here in the area, let's get together.

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5 minutes ago, COBO Member said:

Another guy making the airshow circuit in a hang glider. Awesome sight with smokes on the wingtips. Paralysed from the waist down. BTW, the big east coast show at Oceana (Norfolk) is definitely on my dance card next Sept(?). Anybody else here in the area, let's get together.

This guy?

 

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 COBO Member    2,804
4 minutes ago, counterintelligence said:

This guy?

 

Yep...that's him. I've only seen him in the daytime. As he was on the way down, a small helo flew out to meet him with his wheelchair slung underneath. At the end of the day though, The STOL comps up in Valdez, AK is on my bucket list. My son and I stopped for the night in GlenAllen the weekend that Tim Russert died. If I'd known how close we were to Valdez and the HAARP facility, we might have made a detour.

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