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Thread: The Old Airplane Ride Story Thread?

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    Default The Old Airplane Ride Story Thread?

    Listen, I was looking for an old thread here from a few years back... can't seem to find it even if I remember most of it.

    It was a while back, maybe six, seven, eight years... A man told the story of showing a kid an old airplane in a barn maybe, and how they together managed to get the ol' thing running...and took it on a flight both far and yonder; high and wide, to the land of a kid's dreams fulfilled and beyond.

    Thought some of y'all oldtimers here might remember it... Spence, Macona, Stevenson, JTiers.... Any of you guys, or anybody else, remember this? It was a great story.

    Doc

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    I remember something similar except the plane was an eagle and the "kid" was a sheep, it didn't have as happy an ending for the kid though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Rob

    Thought some of y'all oldtimers here might remember it... Spence, Macona, Stevenson, .

    Doc

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    Well that's pi$$ed me off for the weekend........................
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    Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.




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    Old age looks pretty good to me.....when I consider the alternative.

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    Well I guess I am an "oldtimer" and I go for a ride in an "old plane" every time I take my "old" '68 Cessna 150 out.

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    Dunno, but after the "motorcycle ride" today I had to have a two hour nap...

    John? any day you can be above ground and pissed off.. it's a good day...
    Excuse me, I farted.

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    You been rubbing on a fresh body? Any pictures of her?

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    Airplanes are death traps, especially old ones with smoking rivets owned by Flight Express / Flynet!

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    Was a bit of a trick to find with my fuzzy memory, but is this one?

    http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=11661

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Rob
    ...and took it on a flight both far and yonder; high and wide, to the land of a kid's dreams fulfilled and beyond.
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    I can see who's the real poet here.


    (Technical issue : Interesting character mapping problem for George.)
    Richard

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