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david russell wrote:
Ya know, I own a parachute that I never plan to pull the cord on....the only time it ever opens is for its 180 day repacks..and I like it that way!
Oops, TOP: one of our tow planes and its pilot hard at work...
That airplane is very close to my heart: it's a 1957 Super Cub that I bought from a guy in Virginia in 1978, and flew home to Colorado (it took me an extra three or four days to get there, between losing a magneto on the first leg and being grounded in Ottumwa by weather). We flew the airplane for a season and then spent the winter completely rebuilding the airframe and re-engining it with an 0-360: at Colorado's altitude the 180hp is a must for towing gliders. In 1980, it served as the towplane for an expedition in which a group of us flew four gliders from Mexico to Canada along the spine of the Continental Divide: what great memories!
It's still earning its keep in the commercial glider operation where David sometimes lends a hand, the direct descendant of the business I started with two other people in 1977.