We got the Duckbox Crash simulator finished and Jessica and I went out and did a bunch of runs on it. Walt Lasecki took a bunch of pics of the hit and, regardless of whether anyone understood what we were doing, it was a great success and depended on the skill of the pilots to successfully smack the box. I have more cardboard and will offer this to selected pilots in the future.
"She swooped for the runway in an extremely short approach and landed in a turn, making the first turnoff."
Weather has slowed us down a bit, but Jess is doing great and trying some things that she'd never done before. More Tailwheelers are scheduled for the future. Now, HERE'S the fun news! I Just Dreamed Up Another One! Or "The Forward Slip with a Constant Course"...
I once heard someone say that general aviation is the most regulated form of transportation that there is. I don’t know if that’s true, but it’s gotta be…
“Have you noticed,” he said, “that all my hobbies require the wearing of a helmet?”
Work continues both on the second collection of stories and also "Airshow Pilot" the story of 14 years in the airshow business. I'll certainly let everyone knows when those two are finished. They might each be a very fun read!
It's been pretty quiet at Tailwheel Town. Christmas has come and gone and so has the snow. We've had some pretty good flying days. Ella Blanks got her tailwheel endorsement and is one of the better applicants who has visited Tailwheel Town.
"The audience roared with laughter, and Tom was embarrassed to be so confused as to his location that weekend. When I heard about his Faux Pas, I was inspired and stole the bit for use in virtually every performance I did for years afterward."
The week started off nicely with a very good pilot showing up for the TE course. Ella Blanks flew very nicely and had no trouble during her get acquainted flight with "Fred", our Tailwheel Town Piper PA12.
"Most flight instructors are building time while they lust after that airline job. When it is finally in their grasp, they haul ass, leaving all their students to find another flight instructor, who is also lusting after that airline job!"