I do indeed. As far as I know, Tom is still alive and possibly still married to
Donnie Samuels (maiden name).
Ah, so desca. I'll be damned. Well, I'm back flying again after a 15 year
layoff. And I still work in Rock Hill... just not for the FBO anymore. Went to
nursing school in 1990 so I found steady employment... much better than flying
commercially ever was for me. Now it's just flying for *me*.
On Sun, 25 Sep 2005 01:30:35 GMT, "Mortimer Schnerd, RN"
No... While Tom was at simulator recurrent training in FL, had fatal
heart attach in his sleep... sounds a lot like OSA.. He fit the
outward typical appearance.. (I love my CPAP!)
I know what ya' mean... I've been lucky DC-3's and Beech 18 from clt
for 3.5 years, then for past 9 years Lear jets and MU-2's... Great
pay but you never know when the job will end.. it being for Federal
reserve.. canceled checks..
boss says don't worry.. we'll do something when it ends..
Like I said before, I'll be damned. When did this happen? Was he still married
when it did?
The DC-3 and Beech 18 from Saber? I flew for them in the last flying job I had,
only I was flying C-402s. I did the ground school for the DC-3, but the company
suffered one of its many bankruptcies before I got a chance to actually fly it.
The job before I was flying the friendly skies filled with cancelled checks for
Warren Wheeler... Lances and Apaches.
I'm a weekender in my current position: just work Saturdays and Sundays... 12
hour shifts each day. Then Monday through Friday it's playtime. Life is very
good. Unfortunately, today is Sunday.... I have to go off to stick needles in
people's asses. My day isn't complete until I get to jab somebody with
On Sun, 25 Sep 2005 09:15:09 GMT, "Mortimer Schnerd, RN"
Yeah.. he was still married to Donnie
Yep.. Saber... during the "good" times thank goodness.. From 92 till
late 95... No bankruptcies while I was there.. but they had TWO last
year! One of the 3's is now part of the CLT airport museum N12907..
Was the 402.. N402NA by chance? If so.. one of their guys ran both
engines dry (still had fuel on board) and bellied it into the desert
in west Texas.. walked away from it..
I was at Saber in 1990. And yes, it was N402NA. I've run both tanks dry myself
one night coming back from Cleveland. I fell asleep while I was running on the
aux tanks over the mountains. I woke up when the right engine quit. Before I
could switch tanks, the left engine quit as well. I remember thinking at the
time how accurately I must have set the mixture. Both restarted pretty quick
after they had fuel again. I of course immediately told God I'd never fall
asleep again while flying and broke my promise about 20 minutes later.
Fortunately, He has a sense of humor.
Was Richie Lengal still there when you were with Saber? I've found a book about
being a professional pilot written by a Richie Lengal and assume it's the same
On Mon, 26 Sep 2005 04:11:06 GMT, "Mortimer Schnerd, RN"
Yep, that's "THE" Richie Lengal... Some of the DC-3 stuff in there is
mine! Anytime he would be flying,, he would go to the back and go to
bed or work on writing his book. He's supposedly working on something
Not a good way to deal with it or endear one to the neighbors. Those
bearings gotta come down somewhere. Not a good idea. (snip)
Wrist rocket and gumdrops. Pain is a powerful teacher, and they will
lose energy fast enough to do no harm coming down.-Jitney
What species of bird are the little poopers?
If they're on the small side, they might be dissuaded with fake
barn-owls or some other variety they'd recognize locally. Very few
birds will comfortably perch under the gaze of what seems to be a
red-tailed hawk, or pick an accipiter compatible with your area, that
you can find a suitable facsimile of. Bigger is better.
Your local Audubon folks can likely provide useful info, long as they
don't see the wrist-rocket.
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