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BJC

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Anyone here know TexFlyGuy? He is not listed anymore, but I would like to read an update on his scaled Mustang.


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Too much temptation for me. I would want to find some highway patrolman on the interstate sitting in a speed trap, just over the top of a hill, and after making sure there are no wires or obstructions in the way, get down on the deck and pop over said hill. Wonder how high their radar can read?

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If you had the stones, the radar would be plenty high.

They were using one of the runways at Mojave for automotive speed runs a few years ago and oddly kept an intersecting runway open for aircraft. I took off in the Rocket and it would have been very easy to make a left 270 to make a run through the radar trap. I still regret not doing it (a little). I must be getting older.
 

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Friend of mine flew from the east coast to the west coast in the late 1970's with a Teenie Two with a VW engine. Going across the dessert, he pulled up beside a pick-up truck and waved for a race. He said the Teenie cruised at 120 mph and the pickup truck out ran him.
 

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Not sure of the veracity, but a friend of my father had a 51. Claimed in a rather fanciful story about buzzing a march going from Georgia to Washington, DC during the civil rights march times. His story was that he had taken off intending to visit some friends near Atlanta when he overflew this long column of people and a huge traffic jam behind it. Claims he buzzed the march at full power, which had the desired results. When he saw the police and military in the lead, he eased off to the east, made a large circle and headed home (Western NC area) at a high rate of speed. As he was approaching his airfield, he noticed a rev loss. Landed and swung the engine off to check the mags, etc. His claim is that they had just gotten the engine off when the FBI showed up asking about a P-51 in the area. Phil walked the guy into the hanger, he saw the engine off and said, "Sorry to bother you, do you know anyone else with a silver P-51?" We were all laughing, but I do not know of anyone who could either confirm or deny the story. Always had a love for P-51s and P-47s.

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I was setting on the south side of the Kanawha River at Charleston, WV watching the high speed boat races when Chuck Yeager flew under a bridge on the lower end of the boat race course in a T-33. He got busted for that.
Latter I had an airplane based at KCRW and Yeager would fly in with a P-51 to visit family ( some of his family lives just down the road from our grass strip) and I was VERY not impressed and I don't think anyone else was impressed by the looks on their faces.
 

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Pops, is that the airport where when you run out of runway, it has a steep dropoff? We picked up a judge there one day, he was looking at a Queen Aire that was a trade in, he wanted to fly to his place in Boca. If that is the airport, a bit different for me as I was not used to such dropoffs, my dad made me do the landing... did not want to bend the bird.

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Pops, is that the airport where when you run out of runway, it has a steep dropoff? We picked up a judge there one day, he was looking at a Queen Aire that was a trade in, he wanted to fly to his place in Boca. If that is the airport, a bit different for me as I was not used to such dropoffs, my dad made me do the landing... did not want to bend the bird.

Derswede
Yep, U.S.S. West Virginia. Have to watch the winds off the ends. I know someone that used to fly past the airport over the river and below runway elevation without talking to tower.
 
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