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Sam Beckett
04-26-2006, 05:37 PM
Ruidoso Ron, Left this AM about 9:30PDT to head towards Kentucky...
It was very sad to see such a pristine airplane that was no longer mine head East....He called me about 12:30 and he was stuck in Bakersfield in weather!
He will keep me informed as I will keep all of you informed on his dash East...
He was going to try to get to Ruidoso this evening...
More later as the day wears on!



Sam

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Clay Hammond
04-26-2006, 07:42 PM
Where in KY?

SJ
04-26-2006, 08:53 PM
Go Ron Go!

sj

Sam Beckett
04-26-2006, 09:46 PM
Clay, I am not sure where he is heading, I just know the new owner is there visiting his brother then he is off to Florida with his new plane..
Ron is great guy and it has been great getting to know him..We met Dave producer of Johnson Creek last night for a few brews in Lodi..
We all had a nice visit...
A bunch of middle age pilots swapping bigger stories than any fisherman ever attempt to go..Unless he is fishing for flying fish....
So we had a good time, called it a nite fairly early Ron was wiped out and I was pooped and of course Dave was ready to PARTIEEEE..
Sorry SuperCub Dave...Another night, we had to much to cover..
But the nice thing that we had a nice visit!
Keep looking and I will update as I can for ya'll.
Again my hat is off to Steve our fearless founder of SuperCub.org :tup: for setting up a place for all of us diehard Cub drivers to gather, meet as we may have never had that chance. What a great place to keep track of one another on Xcntry trips for safety, mechanical advice and swap stories and really meet up for a brew or two or three or four...You get the idea!!!
Cheers Steve and Dana!!!!!
Thanks!


Sam

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GirlCubPilot
04-27-2006, 09:32 AM
Ron ... I thought you were hard at work fixin up your Cub? What you doing flying someone elses dream cross country?

Rick Papp
04-28-2006, 12:16 AM
Ron,
Better get crackin" I got the room reserveration for You me JR and John Nezbeth at the Long House for next Thursday in Anchorage.
Rick :drinking: :drinking: :drinking: :drinking: :) :) :) :)

Sam Beckett
04-28-2006, 12:26 AM
Update-
Ron called me tonight...He is in Winslow AZ....Of course the normal delay is weather these days...He is heading towards home for tomorrow..
He feels confident he will make it..
Ron is steaming forward as fast as he can and he will make it..
He should be to Steve's by Saturday for a pit stop and a pat on the back..
So stay posted for updates as I hear from him I will post it!


Sam

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SJ
04-28-2006, 12:28 AM
Was he standing on a corner?

Was he such a fine sight to see?

We need details Sam!

sj

Dano
04-28-2006, 09:01 AM
Then there was a girl my lord in a flat bed ford who slowed down to take a look at him!

SJ
04-28-2006, 09:17 AM
Then there was a girl my lord in a flat bed ford who slowed down to take a look at him!

See I knew somebody would get it.

sj

Dano
04-28-2006, 09:28 AM
Now we can all TAKE IT EEEEEEASY....Take it EEEEEESAY. 8)

Ruidoso Ron
04-28-2006, 06:04 PM
Well you know the old adage "Time to spare, go by air"? It has certainly held true for this trip, but I'm not surprized. Everybody knows that the prevailing winds should be from West to East this tiime of year, but I have been fighting 10-35 mph headwinds ever since I left California. The beautiful Cub is safe in my hangar at Sierra Blanca, and none too soon! BIG BLACK WALL of TR's is moving in from the NE. May have to sit this one out for a day. Destination is Campbellsville, KY. Will keep you advised as to progress, if any.

SJ
04-28-2006, 06:56 PM
Ron,

Glad to hear you are making progress.

Rain rain rain rain rain all over the middle and south right now. We need it though.

sj

MacNab
04-28-2006, 08:45 PM
Take your time, Ron. Enjoy the ride and the view.

Just don't get too comfortable about lookin' at that airplane sittin' in your hangar.

Ruidoso Ron
04-28-2006, 09:28 PM
Just don't get too comfortable about lookin' at that airplane sittin' in your hangar.

Looks good in my hangar, don't you think?

http://sparky.supercub.org/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=10235&cat=500&ppuser=936

Steve Pierce
04-28-2006, 09:45 PM
Load up the Tahoe and deliver those parts in your shop to Kentucky. Claim you don't know what happen Ron. :lol:

Ruidoso Ron
04-28-2006, 10:12 PM
My parts are going to be pretty too! Some day.
:lol:

Steve Pierce
04-28-2006, 11:00 PM
Mine too, but it is that down time and fun lost between the time they became many parts and one new airplane that is the pitts. 8)

T.J.
04-28-2006, 11:28 PM
Steve:
You making a pitts? :angel:
I thought you were a Clipper type guy?

MacNab
04-29-2006, 12:15 AM
Looks good in my hangar, don't you think?

Yeah, it looks great, but what's all that other ju...um...er...stuff?

Steve Pierce
04-29-2006, 07:25 AM
TJ, No Pitts for me. Just the Clipper and the L18C. Now if I won the lottery. :lol:

Junk? Man look at all that treasure. Firman belly pod, Triumph motorcycle, looks like tome wing or fuselage rotisseries. 8)

Ruidoso Ron
04-29-2006, 10:57 AM
Steve, I inherited the Triumph Bonneville 650 from my brother in '92. It was a frame and 5 boxes full of parts. 18 months later, I won Best in Class at the big British Bike Rallye at Lake of the Pines. It looks identical to the 1971 sales brochure foto (except for the broken turn signal light). Hoping that my Cub will turn out as nice. Got 2 Hondas over in the corner too. Found out that the Jap bikes and the Limey bikes don't mix well.

MacNab
04-29-2006, 11:00 AM
Junk? Man look at all that treasure. Firman belly pod, Triumph motorcycle, looks like tome wing or fuselage rotisseries. 8)

Firman Belly Pod? Is that what that is? I thought it was an old bathtub. :)

What's that old saying? One man's trash is another man's treasure? You should see some of the treasure in *my* hangar.

Maybe a topic for a new thread - SHOW US YOUR HANGAR...suspect most of us would be too embarrassed to do it.

Steve Pierce
04-29-2006, 02:08 PM
That would make for a great topic. My problem is I have so much junk I can only find something when I am looking for something else. 8)

I'd like to see the Triumph if I ever get out your way Ron. Always thought I would like to have one.

Ruidoso Ron
04-29-2006, 06:32 PM
Thanks Dana! No, that is a widely-held misconception that I am in charge of all weather. In my retirement, I have scaled down my duties some. Now I am in charge of good weather only.
:cluck

Steve Pierce
04-30-2006, 07:24 PM
Ron came through Graham today. I missed him cause I was doing yard work at the house. Jason and Craig saw him and said Sam sold a real nice SC. Something was said about 178 mph ground speeds but I think Ron hadn't figured out that Dynon or something. :lol:

CraigH
04-30-2006, 10:45 PM
Sam, that was one sweeeeeet Cub. Wish it had come up for sale a few years from now. :wink:

Ron, nice running into you again.

Sam Beckett
05-01-2006, 12:22 AM
Thanks Craig....Yea she is a very Swwwweeeeeeeaaaaaaaaatttttttttttt
Airplane...She will be missed but onto a new Chapter!
J-3 I leave to pick up June 5....
Where was Ron going tonight????

I have not heard from him????


Sam


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CraigH
05-01-2006, 12:28 AM
He was going to make a stop in Addison TX, then said he was headed towards Little Rock.

Sam Beckett
05-01-2006, 12:43 AM
Isn't CubChick in Little Rock....

Hmmmmmmm............


Cubby's????



Sam..

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SJ
05-01-2006, 08:43 AM
Ron may have a new pilot relief product for her to check out.

sj

Cubdude
05-01-2006, 09:35 AM
When is Ron passing through Little Rock? Would like to see the sister plane of 4157R.

Sam Beckett
05-01-2006, 10:08 AM
CubDude,
Please get the too Cubs together...We could make a fortune off the Cubby's! They would be a very fine pedigree with papers...
Wow would we make a fortune...
I think he is in your area this AM...




Sam


PS, I emailed you his cell...


Sam

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cubchick
05-01-2006, 10:45 AM
Waiting to hear from Jason to see if he can get in touch with Ron.

I'd like to get a picture of 4158 and 4157 together!!!

p.s. Steve, nothing can top seeing Ron's pilot relief products for the first time! :Gwhoa:

cubchick
05-01-2006, 11:12 AM
We're meeting Ron at the airport in 30 min. I think we're going to take both cubs up. :angel:

SJ
05-01-2006, 11:19 AM
Cool!

We giddily await the photos...

sj

Clay Hammond
05-01-2006, 11:26 AM
A Stationair with the back doors off would make a great photo platform. Here's hoping.....

Cubdude
05-01-2006, 01:53 PM
Cubchick and I met Ron and Peyton at the North Little Rock airport for a little cub get together. 4157 and 4158 spent some quality time together. :lol: They left for Memphis at about noon. Unfortunately, we did not have time fly with them. :cry:

Sam,

That is a nice looking cub with a beautiful wood prop. We have to get some of those seats. 8) And thanks for hooking us up with Ron.

here are some pics:

http://sparky.supercub.org/photopost/showgallery.php?ppuser=2322&cat=500



Cubdude

SJ
05-01-2006, 01:56 PM
Very Nice!

Does that guy have to listen to Ron's stories all the way to Kentucky?

What a trooper!

sj

Cubdude
05-01-2006, 02:08 PM
Ron picked him up in Dallas, he is a retired airline captain and real nice guy.

We checked, he hasn't heard ALL the stories yet...
:drinking:

Sam Beckett
05-01-2006, 02:55 PM
CubDude and CubChick...
Thanks for the update and really thanks for the Pics...They look great together!
I will stop by when I pick up my new J-3 in Georgia...
I do appreciate the update!



Sam

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Ruidoso Ron
05-01-2006, 10:12 PM
Delivered 4158D to Dave Horton tonight in Campbellsville, KY. He's one happy guy. Peyton and I are in Louisville, and getting ready to head out tomorrow morning for DFW. Peyton for home, and (if all connects well) me to ANC. Jr., get ready for a visit! See you all at Alaska Airman's Show.

Sam Beckett
05-01-2006, 10:21 PM
BeaaauuuuttttiiiiiFullllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Of Course we need a story written and pictures....

We will be waiting....

Sam

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SJ
05-01-2006, 10:26 PM
Ron,

Great work! Look forward to seeing you up North!

sj

cubchick
05-01-2006, 11:25 PM
Ron, glad ya'll made it safely!!! :Gwoohoo:

Good to see you again and enjoyed meeting Peyton!

Cubdude
05-03-2006, 06:00 PM
A buddy of mine took this pic of Ron on a low pass over the North Little Rock airport. :o



http://sparky.supercub.org/photopost/data/500/cub-inverted.jpg

Ruidoso Ron
05-03-2006, 07:43 PM
Jason you weren't supposed to tell!
Sam and Dave,
I promise that I wouldn't consider doing this sober. :drinking:

Did you know that you can get jetlag in a Super Cub? After 5 days of flying from California (Pacific time zone) to Kentucky (Eastern time zone), I got on the plane in Louisville to Dallas (Central time zone), stepped off, and got on the plane to the Anchorage (Alaska time zone). After a short 23-hour day, I was at Jr's place in Willow by midnight, last night. :crazyeyes:
Glad to settle in somewhere for a couple of days. Jr's got a neat place here. Can't wait to see my fellow SC.Org buddies this weekend.

SJ
05-03-2006, 10:49 PM
Looks like you knocked the tailwheel off...

sj