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    The President flies a Cub, a light hearted idea

    Some presidents play golf, some jog, who knows what else they do to unwind. But suppose the president had a Cub and wanted to fly it on nice days to relax. What do you think the secret service would have do to in their duty to protect him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dnh98221 View Post
    Some presidents play golf, some jog, who knows what else they do to unwind. But suppose the president had a Cub and wanted to fly it on nice days to relax. What do you think the secret service would have do to in their duty to protect him?
    I read that Dwight D Eisenhower learned to fly in a Stearman in Hawaii. He also used to travel around in a Navion. And likely he flew in L-4 Cubs at some point, perhaps after D-Day. That's before he was President, so it wasn't an early version of Air Force One. Some Bird Dogs have an external step called an Eisenhower step. Someone will have to fill me in on that one. Didn't George Bush fly in the reserves? -- Please no politics, just Cubs and the like.
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    they would need to make sure his Cub didnt have legacy wheelgear
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    No politics intended! I was thinking more about images of agents stuffing themselves into a Cub; certainly there wouldn’t be F-16 escorts! Pursuit PA-18s?

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    Biden owns a 1967 Corvette which he was not allowed to drive on public streets while VP and for some period after. When Jay Leno did a story on it they drove it on the Secret Service training facility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Calkins View Post
    they would need to make sure his Cub didnt have legacy wheelgear
    They would probably ban Cubs entirely and require him to fly a Cirrus- no dangerous tailwheel, and a parachute! Can you imagine some people actually fly in death traps that aren’t equipped with BRS chutes? (shudder)
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    One President owns his own Boeing 757. When that is very lightly loaded, it performs very Cub like. Well, a 2000 foot runway would be more than adequate.
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    I imagine the Secret Service would come unglued. And the TFRs!

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    Trick question. He could never fly because he’s at the center of a TFR, by definition

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    Quote Originally Posted by skywagon8a View Post
    One President owns his own Boeing 757. When that is very lightly loaded, it performs very Cub like. Well, a 2000 foot runway would be more than adequate.
    No way, the SS wouldn't allow it, period. If he persisted, they'd back off, but also withdraw ALL protection, that's their leverage. I flew over the late Joe Clarks 7500' long paved strip a few hours ago, I remember him saying they'd had 757's in there, no sweat. Over 6K high. Saw a C-17 aimed there once also, flaps and gear down anyway, and descending that direction.

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    "Didn't George Bush fly in the reserves?"


    43 flew F 102s in the Texas ANG out of Ellington AFB near Houston in the early 70s. Guarded the Gulf Coast against the Mexican AF - - -
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    Toured the aviation museum at Hickam Airfield, at Pearl Harbor a couple years ago. They had the J3 that George HW Bush soloed in with the original log books with his entries in it with his solo times. Included his signatures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 85Mike View Post
    Toured the aviation museum at Hickam Airfield, at Pearl Harbor a couple years ago. They had the J3 that George HW Bush soloed in with the original log books with his entries in it with his solo times. Included his signatures.
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    Not to be contrary, but I believe that's a Stearman in the Pacific Air Museum on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor that George trained in.

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    First thing they would say is: Don't fly with anyone that knows Peter Brown or Glenn G.!

    And require the biannual form Capt. Cub.
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!
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    Biannual with Capt Cub. That’s an interesting thought. First... has anyone of the non-female gender actually flown in the same airplane as him? I’ve never seen it...


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    Quote Originally Posted by skywagon8a View Post
    One President owns his own Boeing 757. When that is very lightly loaded, it performs very Cub like. Well, a 2000 foot runway would be more than adequate.
    Well... first of all that guy doesn’t know an elevator from a flap, and ask him how demanding his pilots land his 727 in Aspen worked out for them...
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    “After seeing the evidence, I'm convinced the flight logbook is authentic and proves that John F. Kennedy trained with Embry-Riddle. He had a love of aviation and coastal areas, so it all makes sense. “
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    JFK soloed a Cub near Miami during the war, I think.
    What's a go-around?
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    I got to fly HW a few years after he left office. He was a guest speaker at one of our companies conferences. Very nice and gracious man, and it was kind of cool to fly him knowing his aviation and WWII history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aktango58 View Post
    First thing they would say is: Don't fly with anyone that knows Peter Brown or Glenn G.!

    And require the biannual form Capt. Cub.
    Peter and I have started planning your accomodations next time your down this way

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    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywalker View Post
    JFK soloed a Cub near Miami during the war, I think.
    I took his youngest brother for a ride in a Comanche.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skywagon8a View Post
    I took his youngest brother for a ride in a Comanche.
    Was that you who flew him off the Vineyard in July 1969?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill.Brine View Post
    Was that you who flew him off the Vineyard in July 1969?
    No, it was from BOS to HYA in 1966. Also brought him from PBI to BOS in a B-767 during the 90s. He was drunk as a skunk on this last flight. There's an amusing story which accompanies this one.
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    Ok folks, let's not get too far OT here..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJ View Post
    Ok folks, let's not get too far OT here..

    sj
    I agree SJ, George throwing Peter and I under the bus was not very nice


    Glenn
    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJ View Post
    Ok folks, let's not get too far OT here..

    sj
    Does anyone else feel SJ hovering over the big red stop button?
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    Let’s hear the story- don’t need the politics, just the story. Sounds aviation-related, so should be on-topic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    Biannual with Capt Cub. That’s an interesting thought. First... has anyone of the non-female gender actually flown in the same airplane as him? I’ve never seen it...


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    Hey Peter---what`s also interesting I got my "bi-annual" in the J-3 with Kathleen when we flew it last month from New Hampshire to Florida---17 flying hours, 8 fuel stops, 1100 miles---no battery no starter no generator ---dead reckoning ??? what`s that---call me if u get to Daytona---603 205-4727---Capt Cub


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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowbird69 View Post
    Hey Peter---what`s also interesting I got my "bi-annual" in the J-3 with Kathleen when we flew it last month from New Hampshire to Florida---17 flying hours, 8 fuel stops, 1100 miles---no battery no starter no generator ---dead reckoning ??? what`s that---call me if u get to Daytona---603 205-4727---Capt Cub
    John, if you promise to sign my logbook I might take you up on that.

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    If I were president I would tell the SS to pile in the Blackhawk so they could follow and land where I do while we are all having fun shooting coyotes. I am sure it would later dawn on me that they had the right equipment and I would abandon the cub and hop on the blackhawk and then they could check me out on the use of a minigun.

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    For all we know Eaton already does boar hunt from his Blackhawk with any number of former Presidents.


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    Almost time.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SJ View Post
    Ok folks, let's not get too far OT here..

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    What is OT and what is the problem? I'm lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    What is OT and what is the problem? I'm lost.
    OT = "Off Topic"
    "Often Mistaken, but Never in Doubt"
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    I figured it out "On Topic". If you are gonna start keeping threads on topic you better quit your day job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowbird69 View Post
    Hey Peter---what`s also interesting I got my "bi-annual" in the J-3 with Kathleen when we flew it last month from New Hampshire to Florida---17 flying hours, 8 fuel stops, 1100 miles---no battery no starter no generator ---dead reckoning ??? what`s that---call me if u get to Daytona---603 205-4727---Capt Cub
    Capt Cub is who I’d like to be when I grow up!
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    The old saying applies here. “You can grow up or you can be XYZ. You can’t do both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJ View Post
    Capt Cub is who I’d like to be when I grow up!
    Well, when you meet Capt. Cub you'll understand, that if you grow up you can't. He never has grown up. As Glenn G. says, he's the biggest kid we know. John, are you 86 or 87 this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJ View Post
    Capt Cub is who I’d like to be when I grow up!
    True meaning of an oxymoron

    Glenn
    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"
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