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  •  What?!? No solo wing walking? (9+ / 0-)

    I am appalled at the complete lack of crazy-ass barnstorming in this missive. What is wrong with people these days?

    Okay, snark off, this was a great story all in all. Many thanks, and if you're out and above some Saturday in Snoopy, come fly over the junction of West Prince and Frontier roads and look for the jumping and waving lunatic on the ground...

    We get the Cochise College students around here, the CBP boys, and not much else. Any time I hear a light aircraft I feel like we've joined the 20th century at last. :)

    •  You're a long way from the 20th Century out there, (5+ / 0-)

      itza, more like the 1880s!  Come on into Bisbee once in a while...we get to live in the 70s.  I will go fly Frontier road, soon...if this weather holds up, probably this weekend.

      When banjos are outlawed, only outlaws will have banjos.

      by Bisbonian on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 07:38:14 PM PST

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      •  I've spent time in a supposedly pretty modern (5+ / 0-)

        country where no matter where you go, city or country, the sound of airplanes is almost entirely absent. Russia. For the size of their airports, the actual air traffic is pitifully small. Couldn't be even a tenth of what we get in comparable places in the U. S., and I saw not one light plane. I did, much to my surprise, see one ultralight playing around over the heights overlooking the Tom river in Tomsk, though. Had one of those old Rogallo wings on it.


        This was the scene right behind that one, Mother Russia arming a Russian Soldier:


        Hm, looks like she's handing him my SKS. lol

        Moderation in most things.

        by billmosby on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 09:23:28 PM PST

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      •  I'll be in town today, in fact. (4+ / 0-)
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        Bisbonian, AZ Sphinx Moth, Kevskos, KenBee

        There's an all-day teacher's conference at the high school, so yup, I'll be sitting in tiny uncomfortable chairs most of the day, all in the name of professional development.

        There are times it does feel like the 1880's out here, especially when John Law goes by on horseback, like last weekend when BP went by at a walking pace on their mounts.

        Where are the flying cars and jetpacks, that's what I say!

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