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02-27-2004, 02:43 PM
Here is a few shots of the airport today. Went out there to get some of the snow off the roof of my Hangar. I wasn't the only brave soul out today
02-27-2004, 02:43 PM
Another view down the runway
02-27-2004, 02:44 PM
My buddy Mikes Hangar almost done
02-27-2004, 02:45 PM
A friend of mine has his Phantom in my hangar, so now there is two Phantoms and a Challenger ultralight. We were going to fly today but couldn't get out of the hangar - and probably wouldn't have been able to take off either.....
02-27-2004, 02:46 PM
Out the front door
02-27-2004, 02:47 PM
A few of the airport bums stopped by
Oh and that thing sitting under the hood of my truck is a electric powered R/C glider charging up. I have that and my little electric park flyer out at the hangar and when I ain't up flying I am flying one of those. Matter of fact Barry, Hank, Tim, Mike, and a few others all have R/C planes mostly park flyers out at the airport. We have three up flying today
02-27-2004, 02:50 PM
Wow Ron, I knew from the news that ya'll got pounded. How much did you get, about a foot? Did most of it melt today?
02-27-2004, 02:55 PM
No Chuck it was still coming down till about a hour or two ago. In south charlotte where I live I think we ended up with 18-20 inches total. It is supposed to be in the low 50's tomorrow sunny and in the mid 60's Sunday so things will melt fast.
Here is my buddy Mike - the shorter one who is building the hangar next to me - and Barry who is the friend who has his Phantom in my hangar.
Barry loves to go up with only a quart or two of ful in his tank. He climbs till the engine quits and then rolls his Phantom Inverted and flys it upside down dead stick till he is a few hundred feet AGL then rolls it back over and lands. If he did it will more fuel gas would spill out of the vent on his tank.
02-27-2004, 02:57 PM
Most of the city shuts down when it gets like this. Most places were closed today and few cars out on the roads. I couldn't even count the number of stuck or flipped or simply ran off the road vehicles I have seen today and yesterday. Maybe a few hundred total.
Anyway the nice thing was I was able to get lunch at my favorite place......
02-27-2004, 03:07 PM
Ron, that's a lot of snow. At least you have toys that will work in it, huh? Do you not have a four wheeler?
By the way, I took up for you with Todd re him badmouthing you.
02-27-2004, 03:15 PM
No four wheels at this time. I have had several over the last few years. I just don't ride much and they are so expensive to just sit. I got the Dirt bike from Barry and only cause it was a price too good to pass up, but yesterday was only the third time on it since I got back last summer. I may see if I can swap it for another fourwheeler or a Kawasaki Mule or a Gas powered Golf Cart and some cash.
I saw you sticking up for me in the other thread, Thanks ALOT! ::)
02-27-2004, 06:18 PM
I thought you'd like the way I stuck up for you. I done good, huh?
Ron, I have a 95 model 300 Polaris that I have had for years. I have put it through hell. I have taken it through some of the worst brush you could imagine. The fenders have literally been torn off due to the stuff I have gone through with it. I have rolled it over a full 360 degrees and it didn't even quit running. It's tough, to say the least. So if you ever get a chance to get one that runs and checks out good, I don't think you could go wrong.
02-27-2004, 06:32 PM
Wow, Ron...When I lived in Greenville, SC we got 11 inches one day, and it shut down the city for a week.
Fortunately, the pace of life in Greenville SC is such that it was hard to notice it was shut down...
02-27-2004, 08:09 PM
Chuck you must have come up with that bumper sticker I saw the other day............ Drive it like you stole it!
02-28-2004, 12:41 AM
Ron, not the sticker, but..... we did use that saying though when we were kids back in the late 50's and early 60's and have used it when appropriate ever since. Most of our car parts in those days came from places we called "Midnight Auto Supply".
I certainly don't have the experience that you do in the air, but when it comes to any thing that goes on land or water (especially fast or quick, or both), I've been there. I just got rid of my last street rod (an 87 Grand National that ran the quarter in 10.338) and fast bike (195 mph) three years ago.
My son (he's 38) and I had a drag race just this past week coming back from the airport. Once it's in your blood, I guess it'll always be there, (the urge, that is). We sure enjoy flying together. He started flying his trike before I soloed the gyro. I told him the other day that I was planning to die when I was 98 by having a massive heart attack at 1000 feet or more. That way I could fly for 37 more years and die doing something I really enjoy. He added, "yeah then maybe you would crash, burn and be cremated right there on site and I wouldn't even have to burry you". We have really enjoyed growing up together. Life has been good, and fun, and it still is.
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