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    A Christmas Adventure (add to the poem)

    T’was the night before Christmas
    And in a red hangar
    Something was stirring
    A Lycoming four-banger

    I left a big bag of presents
    A far distance away
    I had to go get them
    Before Christmas Day….

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    But the weather was nasty
    It gave me a fright
    A red light on the nose
    Was nowhere in sight
    JP Russell--The Cub Therapist
    1947 PA-11 Cub Special
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    In the rough weather night,
    I felt like a pawn.
    Help buzzed by so close,
    It was Riudoso Ron.

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    How could he fly
    without that red light
    It seemed a disaster
    was almost in sight

    Then as he passed by
    It relieved all my fear,
    He had a 496
    attached to his rear

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    An IFR Cub?
    Who'd a thunk it, I wondered
    And then with a roar,
    down the runway he thundered.

    He pulled hard on the stick
    And up thru the layer
    He horsed it aloft,
    on a wing and a prayer.

    Jon B.

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    The presents were stashed
    At a strip by a river
    The thought of the landing
    Set my knees a-quiver

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    A kick to the left
    And one to the right
    Made sure all the gifts
    Were all nice and tight

    And way up above
    A full moon in the sky
    Made sure he could see
    Where he needed to fly

    When off to his left
    there came such a sight
    An F-16 to escort his flight

    with his nose up high
    and his plane all dirty
    he did all he could to
    stay slow with the birdy

    but nothing he tried
    could keep him that slow
    he firewalled the Falcon
    he had to go

    with a simple salute
    he went out of sight
    then Santa remembered
    his squawk code that night

    he looked at his transponder
    and there it appeared
    1225 was dialed in clear

    he re-checked his code
    it was dialed as shown
    then he looked and switched it
    from STBY to ON

    Then up from his right
    the same guy appeared
    but this time he was moving
    mach one or damn near

    Santa said thanks
    as that pilot streaked by
    he knew for his freedom
    that pilot was willing to die

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    Then the Viper punched burner
    on that hot rod GE (Dash two twenty nine)
    and departed zero zero as if on a dime...

    The reindeer all freaked and Santa entered a deep stall...
    While presents tumbled through the split door and started to fall.

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    Pipers and Falcons
    And Santas oh my
    I thought that I would be
    Alone in the sky

    That old man and his deer
    Just missed me by chance
    I barrel rolled twice
    From his wake turbulence

    I started to wonder
    Should I be on this trip?
    As I worked the controls
    With a white knuckled grip

    I tried to focus my mind
    As I neared the river
    The temperature was dropping
    I started to shiver...

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    The bushwheels were throwing
    big rocks all around
    And when I stepped out,
    I just about drown.

    Bouncing my head
    like a big rubber drum
    I hastily took out my flask
    and had a big shot of rum

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    So with that smart move I knew what to do
    Broke out the tent and camped by the slough
    Found out that my survival gear really sucks
    Wished I had parted with a few more bucks

    After the required 8 hours from bottle
    I fired up that Lycoming and hit full throttle
    With a bounce and bump down the bar on the run
    Skipped on the water and off into the air I launched for some more fun
    =========
    PA-12 fan

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    My takeoff was really quite a dandy
    but I suppose a few more horses would come in handy

    Which makes me think I should tell the old lady
    at the top of my wish list is a Lycoming 180

    She will say fine I think you should get one
    just as soon as you get my new house done

    I'll say Honey I have been thinking lately
    those extra ponies would increase my safety

    She'll shoot me that look cause she's heard that before
    The day the Bushwheels arrived at our door

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    When I tell her my wishes
    for my plane later that night,
    she narrows her eyes,
    and I know we're in for a fight!

    But I couldn't believe my ears,
    I swear I almost fell!
    When she said, "Honey, you can have your new engine,
    and a new prop as well...

    I was SO HAPPY!
    I thought my heart might burst!
    until she said,
    "...AFTER you equip MY Plane first!"

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    HA! Good one Tish.
    "Often Mistaken, but Never in Doubt"
    ------------------------------------------

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    So with my new engine
    and a hand on my Coors
    I said with a grin
    I've got mine, now you get yours

    With presents at the river,
    and the task still at hand.
    I flew out the door,
    dodging the pots and the pans.

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    Christmas story

    ...out the front door through the yard to the hanger I ran.
    Threw open the hanger doors with my survival bag in hand.
    I looked at my wife and gave her a wink, then I yelled "I bet you cant hit me with that sink"

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    Santa had done his preflight
    In the dark of night

    With this all done
    He was ready to make his run

    It was Christmas Eve
    But old man winter had set up his deceive

    For Santa was in Fairbanks at 40 F below
    With his sleigh loaded and ready to go

    Earlier while he had been dozing
    His sleigh runners had frozen

    With no boards under his runners he had a great fright
    For he wouldn’t be leaving on this dark night

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    As the sink missed my head I really gave thanks
    But Santa was waiting, still stuck in Fairbanks

    A quick stop at the river to gather the stash
    Landing was tough, hope I dont crash!

    Presents were loaded and quite heavy aft
    The door wont shut which created a draft.

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    With full nose down trim
    and my hinder a freezin
    I thought this reminds me
    of last huntin season

    When the Mrs. cools down
    maybe she'll give me the nod
    to go down and get
    a new cargo pod

    Then I thought
    I'll just do whatever I choose
    with my sweetheart pissed off
    I've got nothin to lose

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    So off to Fairbanks with marginal weather
    I landed so softly, “Damn I’m getting better!”

    Santa was cheerful and really not bored,
    While reading all the posts from Supercub.org.

    I gave Santa the presents and a big towrope too.
    He was so darn cold and startin to turn blue.

    Rudolph grabbed the rope and took a big bite
    “Bite hard buddy and hang on tight.”

    Cranking up the engine she started to blow
    I looked to see Santa; he was lost in the snow.

    The sled was still stuck, as we pulled and we tugged.
    Poor Santa and the reindeers looked like they’d been mugged.

    Just then I remembered what Steve Johnson had said
    “Take Viagra when the going gets rough” “It will relieve the dead”

    I dug through my survival gear and found the blue pill
    Dropped one in each tank, then made out my will.

    Shuddering and shaking, we began to break loose,
    300 extra rpm, I thought I was a cooked goose.

    But low and behold, ole Steve Johnson was right,
    The sled had broken free, that Christmas Eve night.

    Whoooah, 3000 feet a minute on my VSI,
    Popped the towrope, and it gave Rudolph a black eye.

    Reindeer scrambled as they thought they would die,
    But I had a big smile, and a tear in my eye.

    For the children of the world would receive their presents tonight,
    And laughter and cheers will be heard at first light.

    Thoughts turned to home and the next winter day,
    After all I’ve been through, there will be hell to pay.

    I knew all would be well, when I saw a flash in the sky,
    Santa streaked out of sight with a wink in his eye.

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    I took some bits and pieces and added some more.......

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    T’was the night before Christmas
    And out in the hangar
    Something was stirring
    A Lycoming four-banger

    A big bag of presents
    Stashed a river away
    He had to get to them
    Before Christmas Day

    But the weather was nasty
    It gave me a fright
    A red light on the nose
    Was nowhere in sight

    How could he fly
    without that red light?
    It seemed a disaster
    was almost in sight

    As he taxied by
    It relieved all my fear,
    I saw a Garmin 496
    Was part of his gear

    As he lined it up
    With his clearance in hand
    Squawk 1225
    Was his last command

    He throttled it up
    And gave a hasty goodbye
    Tail came up
    It was time to fly

    He pulled hard on the stick
    And up thru the layer
    He horsed it aloft,
    on a wing and a prayer

    Above the layer
    All nice and level
    He knew that river strip
    May be the devil

    As the GPS waypoint
    Came into view
    The clouds broke up
    He had a landing to do

    He pulled the power
    To not be so loud
    And did a landing
    That would make FE Potts proud

    All loaded up
    And ready to go
    He poured in power
    But still climbed slow

    Up towards the clouds
    He started to go
    Just as he entered
    It started to snow

    With a kick to the left
    And one to the right
    Made sure the gifts
    Were all nice and tight

    Now up above
    The cloud layer below
    He realized why he loved
    To fly so slow

    And way up above
    A full moon in the sky
    Made sure he could see
    Where he needed to fly

    When off to his left
    There came such a sight
    An F-16 to escort his flight

    With his nose up high
    And his plane all dirty
    He did all he could to
    Stay slow with the birdy

    But nothing he tried
    Could keep him that slow
    He firewalled the Falcon
    He had to go

    With a simple salute
    He went out of sight
    Then Santa remembered
    His squawk code that night

    He looked at his transponder
    And there it appeared
    1225 was dialed in clear

    He re-checked his code
    It was dialed as shown
    But he forgot to switch it
    From STBY to ON

    Then up from his right
    The same guy appeared
    But this time was moving
    Mach one or damn near

    Santa said thanks
    As that pilot streaked by
    He knew for his freedom
    That pilot would be willing to die


    The next thing he knew
    The work was all done
    Never did Santa
    Have so much fun

    One stop left
    Flying just above the trees
    Santa dropped it in
    And threw me the keys……….
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    Now, I never did dream
    Such A wonderful dream
    It makes me wonder
    What did it mean

    I awoke from my slumber
    And to my delight
    Out of the window
    Sat a beautiful sight

    I jumped to my feet
    And on my nightstand a note
    With the key and some wisdom
    From what Santa wrote

    Now you’ll never know
    What that note said to me
    But if it’s in your heart
    You’ll get a key

    So next time you’re bouncing
    In on your wheels
    And winging over
    Just for a thrill

    Just think of the reason
    You love it so much
    Because Santa gave you
    A plane instead of a truck

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