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Old 08-08-2013, 01:00 AM   #365
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Hi, no, actually in my front yard. [lemon tree]
Well, I could also push the MG into the front yard (and often did) -
so consider us even.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:49 PM   #366
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One of the scariest things in aviation.

Lucas, who made the notorious MG ignition also made Air to Air missiles.

Sure want some of those mounted under the wings.
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:38 PM   #367
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One of the scariest things in aviation.

Lucas, who made the notorious MG ignition also made Air to Air missiles.

Sure want some of those mounted under the wings.
"Lucas, prince of darkness!" That was motto when the electrics on British Motorsport.
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with that Black Berry desert, no wonder why you are feeling light headed
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:14 PM   #369
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One of the scariest things in aviation.

Lucas, who made the notorious MG ignition also made Air to Air missiles.

Sure want some of those mounted under the wings.
When we were discussing the broken AS deadbolt recently, you wrote something to the effect -- I would not not want it to come open in transit. My friend said you must have flown the Piper Navajo; their doors were notoriously bad for popping open inflight. That's got to be a pretty scarey aviation thing too!

Interesting info. about the MG/missile connection.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:23 PM   #370
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with that Black Berry desert, no wonder why you are feeling light headed
I have given up sugar and flour but not.....never mind.

The blackberry dessert was delivered to my neighbour. Honest!

(I only tasted it.....with some regret. I could have eaten the whole thing.)
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:25 AM   #371
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On the Road Again......Planes, Trains, and ????

If you are ever heading east (or west) through Chilliwack, B.C., on the Trans-Canada highway and the skies are clear, you will glimpse Mt. Slesse to the south.

Mt. Slesse is colloquially referred to as "The Fang" - with good reason.
On December 9th, 1956, Sleese's jagged peak took a bite out of commercial aviation when a Trans-Canada Airlines Northstar slammed into its eastern face, killing all 62 souls onboard.

Cause of the crash was never determined, but the pilot reported wing icing and engine failure. Ironically, the pilot had survived many bombing missions during WW2, but it is not unusual for the weather and mountains of B.C. to claim the most experienced aviators - especially in the 1950s when aviation was in its relative infancy.

Despite a valiant effort by the civilian members of the Chilliwack Flying Club and the military to locate the wreckage, it was not until the Spring of 1960 when one of Canada's most revered woman mountain climbers reached the Northstar. The coroner, accident investigators, and RCMP were then air-lifted to the site. Due to the altitude and weather conditions, the victims and wreckage were left on the mountain.

Rumours soon circulated within the community that one of the passengers was carrying $80,000 in cash and gold. Some "ambitious," if not greedy citizens climbed to the site and pilfered the wreckage during the summer months when the ice and snow had melted. Not surprisingly, if the cash and gold was found, it was not reported. However, other ghoulish souvenirs - personal belongings of the passengers - were brought down and passed around the town watering holes on a Friday night. As one disgusted resident commented, some of those living at the foot of these mountains should be ashamed to look up.

The relatives of the victims eventually petitioned the government to declare the crash area as a memorial site. Those who violate the area are subject to penalty.

A propeller cairn and memorial plaque still stands on the mountain, and can be accessed via the Mt. Slesse Memorial Trail.


Next: Trains.....
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2:25 AM! You were either up awfully early, or you had a late night. Discretion requires me not to ask (but that doesn't stop me from wondering)

Nice tidbit of info though. Did that come from research, or did you glean this from you pilot friend? No matter, it is a good story.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:44 PM   #373
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2:25 AM! You were either up awfully early, or you had a late night. Discretion requires me not to ask (but that doesn't stop me from wondering)
Hi Dennis! I was going to write about that today, but was too tired. Tab for later.

did you glean this from you pilot friend
No. They tend to concentrate on not flying into those cumulus-granite clouds.

Did that come from research
Yes. I wrote a story about it years ago (which was quite different from the above blurb - injected a lot more creative licence)!

it is a good story.
Thank-you. Glad you enjoyed my latest scribbling.
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When we were discussing the broken AS deadbolt recently, you wrote something to the effect -- I would not not want it to come open in transit. My friend said you must have flown the Piper Navajo; their doors were notoriously bad for popping open inflight. That's got to be a pretty scarey aviation thing too!

Interesting info. about the MG/missile connection.
No I never flew the Navajo, although I do have almost 100 hours in planes with propellers. But suicide doors on high speed vehicles just seems like a bad idea.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:24 PM   #375
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Thumbs up Keeping up "Appearances"

Since Airstream is the la-dee-dah of trailers, I've had to revamp the wardrobe - make the correct fashion statement. I wouldn't want to embarrass my fellow 'streamers.

Found these pants at the thrift store and couldn't resist. The former owner must have been all of 4' high.....but they are just the right pedal pusher length for yours truly.

I absolutely love them!

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My idea of proper Airstreamer attire is hospital scrubs. I found some by Dickies that have extra pockets, in half a dozen different colors.

They're lightweight, cool and comfy, dry quickly if you get rained on (or if you roll your kayak accidentally), and you can use them for anything from trips to the grocery store, to engine repair in place of coveralls, to pajamas. No one thinks twice when they see someone wearing scrubs in public.

But don't make the mistake of getting those drafty backless gowns instead! You want to dress like the hospital staff, not like the patients!
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Since Airstream is the la-dee-dah of trailers, I've had to revamp the wardrobe - make the correct fashion statement. I wouldn't want to embarrass my fellow 'streamers.

Found these pants at the thrift store and couldn't resist. The former owner must have been all of 4' high.....but they are just the right pedal pusher length for yours truly.

I absolutely love them!
Uhm..... Groovy?

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Not my style.

As a retired, no-longer-business-suit-wearing man, I have an extensive wardrobe for Airstreaming and any place else.

I have jeans—new, old, paint spattered, oil and grease colored, torn, worn, too big (been losing weight on purpose) and stone washed (much too stylish for me, but they fit). Doesn't "jeans" have a nice sound? A plural me.

My shirt approach—always buy long sleeved because they can be rolled up in the summer. Snaps are faster than buttons, thus western style shirts are efficient and economical.

My wife has a different approach which takes 3/4 of our bedroom closet.

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