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    Aviation guys, you'll like this - planes landing in cross winds!



    Those guys on the beach suffer from severe mental retardation on account of they didn't f****** move!!! I would have been running as fast as humanly possible across that beach front!
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    Tried to beat a building storm, landed the 601, 44mph stall with flaps, in 50+mph sustained, gusts to 70. Flew down the runway, slowed to a stop (air speed matching wind speed) about 20 feet over the tie down anchors, flew it in a somewhat vertical descent to the ground, son and grandson clipped the tiedown straps.

    Needed a sledge to knock the pyramid off the seat.




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    Know the feeling. My brother landed us one time in a full on hurrricanader in our crappy little 150. Only one who could look down the runway was me and I had to use the side window. That day I truly understood that kissing the tarmac thing.
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    Funny thing is the only time the random splatter of my mind shuts up is when lives are on the line. Those times are the only few seconds of mental peace I've ever known. TW200 on I10 through Houston at 16:00 on Tuesday? Bring it on! Three small children in a car sinking in a river? I'm going in. Two armed gangstas demanding custody of a 12-year old cutie? Don't think so. Cigarette sets grass along the highway afire? I'm stopping. Four men cussing and tugging on a KLR in mud up to the cylinder? Scrounge up a couple stout branches, rig a lever, say "Catch!" as a gentle shove raises the bike above the mud. Real crises. Real solutions. Sorry, don't want to hear it. Pitch in or get your pansy ass out of the way.

    Perhaps that's why I so enjoyed towing and road service--constant solutions required while serving others. Isn't service why we are here, at least according to those highest ideals forced upon us by habitual takers?

    I've been told several times over the years that there are two kinds of people, those who watch and those who do, and the ratio is 499:1. I suppose that's why I don't grab a phone and start recording when shit happens, preferring to wade right into the fray and set things right. The 499 take pictures of the 1. Maybe that explains my aversion to cameras--instead of taking pictures I have been the subject of pictures. Hmmm?

    Time to stop wasting and hit the road.




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    499:1 seems extremely generous based on my personal observations over a lifetime. But in the spirit of the Holidays I accept it.
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    Now I know why the heavies aren't tail draggers. Texas crosswinds killed off my sport pilot aspirations long ago.
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    Ju290. Biggest I'm aware of, but my brother might know of a bigger. I will ask him.
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    As an Air Controller at ELP the pilot of a Super Cub the Border Control used for tracking border crossers contacted me after a mission with "Hey Tower, check this out." His stall speed was less than the current headwind and he was slowly flying backwards by judicious use of throttle and allowing the tail to weather vane. Yeah! I was impressed.
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