No problem Gunner. I still feel a bit stupid for letting the end of that rod
get me twice in the same day. If it had been two different days I could
have written it off to advancing age and poor memory access.
Stu Fields the Chief Pilot of Experimental Helo Magazine. Note Truth in
Advertising requires that I inform that I'm the only pilot for Experimental
Helo Magazine. Note 2: Truth in Advertising is a truly anachronistic relic
of the past.
Which Ultralight helicopter and how did it perform? I'm interested in
them but will probably never be able to afford one.
Karl: It was the Mosquito Air and I was thoroughly impressed with the
stability and control. I only had about 10 minutes with it so I didn't fly
it high and try some autorotations but I did hover and air taxi the thing
from one end of the airport to the other.
Back in the early 70's, the owner of the shop I supervised hired a pair of
brothers, "hippies" they were for sure, and assigned them to my crew, taking
away my two best trained workers. (I think he either knew of my patience or
my need for amusement). Their dad had taught them the rudiments of
stick-welding and some of the trades before they "went that away". They came
to work in ragged-out jeans, though they did wear a sort of waffle-stomper
Downtown Bethesda, MD, one late June morning, wellding up a bracket for the
sign we were installing,
Mike was on the sidewalk, beside the truck, welding up this bracket and the
sparks "caught" in the fringe on his jeans-cuffs. It was a hot June day, and
I guess he ignored it all until the flames got up around both his kknees.
He dropped the stick, and started to howl, moan and dance on the sidewalk.
It looked like he was doing something like the Watusi or the funky-chicken,
with a dash of whirling dervish thrown in for good measure. We got him
extinguished with the jug of lemonade, but what was left was ugly, red, and
His hippie love-life took a downturn for a while, too, so he said.
"hgr" probably wouldn't comment on that
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