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    The powered parachute in this video is kinda...

    The powered parachute in this video is kinda funky, but the song is great. Guy Clark is one of my favorites.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cka9QEtI0g

    Mark
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    Try www.dongreytak.com Click on the "pictures"...

    Try www.dongreytak.com

    Click on the "pictures" link on the homepage to get a list of categories.

    Don does pencil drawings that are almost photo realistic. He does drawings of almost any kind...
  3. Thread: What Next .....

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    There's an old joke about Dos XX. Something...

    There's an old joke about Dos XX. Something about needing a co-signor.

    Hmmm. Thirty-fives aren't cheap... Nah.

    Mark
  4. Mine came today, too. Good job, Steve, and Merry...

    Mine came today, too. Good job, Steve, and Merry Christmas!

    Mark
  5. The theme from "Gilligan's Island". :o Mark

    The theme from "Gilligan's Island". :o

    Mark
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    In 1970, when I was making $5K/yr, I passed on a...

    In 1970, when I was making $5K/yr, I passed on a '41 J-3 that was for sale for $900.

    Today, I make about $50K/yr. If J-3's sold for $9K today, I'd have one for myself, one for each of my kids,...
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    Re: Passed test, bought plane...

    Haven't built any, but helped a neighbor install a set that he and his uncle built last year. The hangar is still a work in progress, and the doors aren't insulated or weatherstripped yet, but they...
  8. Thread: Pro at work

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    Long thread about this incident can be found...

    Long thread about this incident can be found here:

    http://forums.aopa.org/showthread.php?t=25602

    Truly a guy only his mother could love.

    Mark
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    I started playing the sax when I was ten. Played...

    I started playing the sax when I was ten. Played through high school. Played in concert bands, marching bands, and played baritone sax in a swing band. Thought about majoring in music in college,...
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    Several have mentioned Fate is the Hunter, which...

    Several have mentioned Fate is the Hunter, which is one of my favorites. Ernie Gann's autobiography, Hostage to Fortune is a good read, as well. Besides being an airline pilot, wartime transport...
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    In the immortal words of Larry the Cable Guy: ...

    In the immortal words of Larry the Cable Guy:

    "I don't care who ya are, that's funny."

    Mark
  12. Thread: First Plane...

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    Clint- Pretty much what Steve Pierce said. ...

    Clint-

    Pretty much what Steve Pierce said.

    You don't have to join SWPC to join their forum. You do have to register on the forum, even if you just want to lurk. That's free, though.

    I've...
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    David- Renting any airplane for an extended...

    David-

    Renting any airplane for an extended period of time, let alone an airplane that meets your specific requirements, can be difficult to accomplish. Many, if not most, FBO's, keep their...
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    The presents were stashed At a strip by a river...

    The presents were stashed
    At a strip by a river
    The thought of the landing
    Set my knees a-quiver
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    When I was a kid, a lot of the aerial applicators...

    When I was a kid, a lot of the aerial applicators used diesel fuel as a carrier instead of water. It weighed 6lb/gal instead of 8lbs, and since the industrial-strength 2-4-D used then was mostly...
  16. Thread: How many of me?

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    Over 20 years ago (before Al Gore invented the...

    Over 20 years ago (before Al Gore invented the Internet) I got a letter from the IRS informing me that I hadn't filed tax returns for four years. I had, and I also noticed that the SS# on the letter...
  17. Thread: How many of me?

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    170 of me. Says Mark is the 18th most common...

    170 of me.

    Says Mark is the 18th most common first name in the US, and that 99.58% of people named Mark are men.

    I''ve never met a woman named Mark. A friend of mine was married, briefly, to a...
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    This is the Dakota Cub Super Pacer. Essentially...

    This is the Dakota Cub Super Pacer. Essentially the same thing.

    http://www.dakotacub.com/new_page_27.htm

    Mark
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    Despite the best efforts of some politicians and...

    Despite the best efforts of some politicians and misguided social scientists, this is still a reasonably free country. I'm not going to pass judgement here.

    My only advice to Cliff would be: ...
  20. Thread: pacers

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    The Pacers, or any shortwing, for that matter,...

    The Pacers, or any shortwing, for that matter, are probably the most bang for the buck in the used airplane market. Steve's advice should be heeded, though. As good as they are, the resale value...
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    That's what I like about this site, also. I...

    That's what I like about this site, also.

    I don't own a cub; in fact, my current airplane has a nosewheel. I do own an old rag and tube airplane. I live in the middle of nowhere. About the only...
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    I had my first ride, in a Western Airlines DC-3...

    I had my first ride, in a Western Airlines DC-3 when I was 5. My first ride in a GA airplane was a Gullwing Stinson when I was 14.

    I wore out about a thousand balsa gliders and rubber band...
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    If this location was 100 miles past the end of...

    If this location was 100 miles past the end of the road, it might make sense. Hell, less suitable sites have, and continue to be, used as landing strips. The presence of the vineyard and fence...
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    Bob- For a variety of reasons (college,...

    Bob-

    For a variety of reasons (college, marriage, moving, new job, starting a family), I was a student pilot for 6 years. Consequently, I took the written 3 times.

    In a perfect world, ground...
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    If that creation had actually become airborne...

    If that creation had actually become airborne (and I'm sure it was never intended to), the resulting crash would have provided further proof that Darwin was right. :roll:

    Mark
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