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Re: Still operating, interesting reading...

KEN4ZZ
 

Vance-

Many thanks for posting this.  Having spent many thousands of hours hauling as many as 36 (at one time) 463L pallets (google it, folks) world wide, this is indeed sobering.  Only one upside to having flown in the Gulf War:  All that Chem Warfare training we had - including landing a C5 in full gear, including full face mask, heavy gloves, etc. - pounded the proper protocol into my lizard brain to put on - and far more importantly, remove - mask and gloves when venturing out to local big box store.

Be safe my friend,

Ken


On 4/19/2020 6:37 PM, Vance Atkinson wrote:

 Although I dont post jet type info on the EZ board I thought this would be informative to all since we have such long range craft and this involves  International flying..sent from a friend.
Vance Atkinson
ex Cozy and VEZ builder/owner.

 

 

FedEx still operating close to peak internationally, but we’ve slowed severely domestically.

 

Balances out financially, as we’re still “above the line” (reference our last quarterly earnings statement).

 

 We’ve pulled 4 “semi-retired” FedEx MD- 11s out of the desert and sent them to the Pacific (where I’ve been operating for the past 2 ½ months).

 

 Every run we’re flying there (between Honolulu, Sydney, Guangzhou, Osaka, Narita, Singapore, Thailand,  Hong Kong,  etc…) are maxed out.

 

 No one else flying, so all that residual cargo is being directed our way.   That being said, every route is nearly empty, and every airport is completely full of parked jets.  A couple of examples:

 

• Flew from Osaka to Beijing during 1 segment of a  trip, and saw only 2 additional aircraft airborne the entire flight. 

 

• During the time we fly that route (one of the busiest in the world), nearly 100+ additional aircraft are normally airborne.

 

• Silence on the radio, from the controllers,  etc… most pacific airports have 1 controller that now covers regional approach, tower, and ground… ALL 3 of them.

 

• We landed in Beijing and were the only moving aircraft the entire time we taxied in, dropped our cargo, reloaded, and taxied out.

 

Saw 2 other aircraft moving on the ground as we took off.  But that was it.

 

• Literally 600+ aircraft parked in every square inch of concrete on that airport.

 

Beijing (and most airports like it) are down to 1 runway, with all additional being used as parking lots for aircraft.  Very eerie to see it like that.

Was lucky enough to have a United Airlines deadhead back from Osaka to  SFO at the conclusion of one of my runs.  Osaka is one of the busiest international “jump-off points” in Japan, and FedEx has a great facility there.  From the time I made my way from the FedEx aircraft we landed there, checked in through one of the largest customs facilities I’ve ever seen (at Osaka International), took an inter-airport train to the international terminal, and finally made my way to the only 1 of 6 lounges open to await my flight’s departure (United), I only saw two people in the entire airport terminal...TWO.

  That United flight was on a 787, and Polaris Business Class (which normally holds about 36 people) had 4 of us in it.  The entire aircraft had about 40 people total… most were United employees (aircrew and attendants) repositioning back to the United States after their routes had been cancelled.

  This was United’s last flight between Osaka and  SFO for a long while (apparently), and there were many hugs and tears with United personnel, Japan airport folks they knew,  etc… And the entire United ground crew lined up in a formation to solute the aircraft as we departed… reminded me of Navy cruises when we were launching aircraft to head back to the beach after 6+ months.

Global devastation and economic impacts are very apparent as one travels as much as we do internationally.

  This is going to take YEARS to  recover, and return any semblance of “normalcy” (if that term is even relevant any longer) to many areas all over the globe.

Incredible to see the lengths FedEx goes to, to keep us all healthy and protected through this mess.   My hats off to our dispatchers, ground managers, and everyone on the team who’s making it happen safely for us all… as regulations and customs requirements literally change day to day… flight by flight.

 

 


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Re: Still operating, interesting reading...

David A Froble
 

On 4/19/2020 8:47 PM, Bob Holliston wrote:
Vance, thanks for that, it's interesting. Some are worried about getting
all airspace shut down, even GA. I'm not (too) worried, but you never
know. I can't imagine (those people) shutting us off. Me and my EZ buds
are flying 2-3 times a week even though there's really no place to go,
keeping the faith.
Why would flying be shut down, when there is no one else using the airspace?

Oh, I get it. Some bureaucrat wants to appear as if he's "doing" something.

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Re: A teaspoon of canard humour in dark times.

Gene
 

KSAT has parallel east west runways and one time on approach in my Vari  I was vectored to 09L with a 737 on final for 09R basically formed up wingtips aligned and did the approach and landing side by side, my rollout was a lot less though I'd imagine the passengers on the port side got a good view if they were looking...


Re: Still operating, interesting reading...

Ryszard Zadow
 

Not much different domestically. I just finished a three day trip. Day 1 one leg. Day 2&3 two legs. So unlike SWA. Biggest load was 30 pax Hou -Lax. Everything else was single digits. Entire time my F/O and I kept saying “We’re the only aircraft in the sky”

Landed at LAX and was told by tower: “Clear for the reverse, cross 24L monitor this frequency to the gate have a good day” No other aircraft on the airport was moving. 

Ryz 

On Apr 19, 2020, at 18:37, Vance Atkinson <nostromo56@...> wrote:


 Although I dont post jet type info on the EZ board I thought this would be informative to all since we have such long range craft and this involves  International flying..sent from a friend.
Vance Atkinson
ex Cozy and VEZ builder/owner.

 

 

FedEx still operating close to peak internationally, but we’ve slowed severely domestically.

 

Balances out financially, as we’re still “above the line” (reference our last quarterly earnings statement).

 

 We’ve pulled 4 “semi-retired” FedEx MD- 11s out of the desert and sent them to the Pacific (where I’ve been operating for the past 2 ½ months).

 

 Every run we’re flying there (between Honolulu, Sydney, Guangzhou, Osaka, Narita, Singapore, Thailand,  Hong Kong,  etc…) are maxed out.

 

 No one else flying, so all that residual cargo is being directed our way.   That being said, every route is nearly empty, and every airport is completely full of parked jets.  A couple of examples:

 

• Flew from Osaka to Beijing during 1 segment of a  trip, and saw only 2 additional aircraft airborne the entire flight. 

 

• During the time we fly that route (one of the busiest in the world), nearly 100+ additional aircraft are normally airborne.

 

• Silence on the radio, from the controllers,  etc… most pacific airports have 1 controller that now covers regional approach, tower, and ground… ALL 3 of them.

 

• We landed in Beijing and were the only moving aircraft the entire time we taxied in, dropped our cargo, reloaded, and taxied out.

 

Saw 2 other aircraft moving on the ground as we took off.  But that was it.

 

• Literally 600+ aircraft parked in every square inch of concrete on that airport.

 

Beijing (and most airports like it) are down to 1 runway, with all additional being used as parking lots for aircraft.  Very eerie to see it like that.

Was lucky enough to have a United Airlines deadhead back from Osaka to  SFO at the conclusion of one of my runs.  Osaka is one of the busiest international “jump-off points” in Japan, and FedEx has a great facility there.  From the time I made my way from the FedEx aircraft we landed there, checked in through one of the largest customs facilities I’ve ever seen (at Osaka International), took an inter-airport train to the international terminal, and finally made my way to the only 1 of 6 lounges open to await my flight’s departure (United), I only saw two people in the entire airport terminal...TWO.

  That United flight was on a 787, and Polaris Business Class (which normally holds about 36 people) had 4 of us in it.  The entire aircraft had about 40 people total… most were United employees (aircrew and attendants) repositioning back to the United States after their routes had been cancelled.

  This was United’s last flight between Osaka and  SFO for a long while (apparently), and there were many hugs and tears with United personnel, Japan airport folks they knew,  etc… And the entire United ground crew lined up in a formation to solute the aircraft as we departed… reminded me of Navy cruises when we were launching aircraft to head back to the beach after 6+ months.

Global devastation and economic impacts are very apparent as one travels as much as we do internationally.

  This is going to take YEARS to  recover, and return any semblance of “normalcy” (if that term is even relevant any longer) to many areas all over the globe.

Incredible to see the lengths FedEx goes to, to keep us all healthy and protected through this mess.   My hats off to our dispatchers, ground managers, and everyone on the team who’s making it happen safely for us all… as regulations and customs requirements literally change day to day… flight by flight.

 

 


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Re: Still operating, interesting reading...

Bob Holliston
 

Vance, thanks for that, it's interesting. Some are worried about getting all airspace shut down, even GA. I'm not (too) worried, but you never know. I can't imagine (those people) shutting us off. Me and my EZ buds are flying 2-3 times a week even though there's really no place to go, keeping the faith. 


On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 4:37 PM Vance Atkinson <nostromo56@...> wrote:

 Although I dont post jet type info on the EZ board I thought this would be informative to all since we have such long range craft and this involves  International flying..sent from a friend.
Vance Atkinson
ex Cozy and VEZ builder/owner.

 

 

FedEx still operating close to peak internationally, but we’ve slowed severely domestically.

 

Balances out financially, as we’re still “above the line” (reference our last quarterly earnings statement).

 

 We’ve pulled 4 “semi-retired” FedEx MD- 11s out of the desert and sent them to the Pacific (where I’ve been operating for the past 2 ½ months).

 

 Every run we’re flying there (between Honolulu, Sydney, Guangzhou, Osaka, Narita, Singapore, Thailand,  Hong Kong,  etc…) are maxed out.

 

 No one else flying, so all that residual cargo is being directed our way.   That being said, every route is nearly empty, and every airport is completely full of parked jets.  A couple of examples:

 

• Flew from Osaka to Beijing during 1 segment of a  trip, and saw only 2 additional aircraft airborne the entire flight. 

 

• During the time we fly that route (one of the busiest in the world), nearly 100+ additional aircraft are normally airborne.

 

• Silence on the radio, from the controllers,  etc… most pacific airports have 1 controller that now covers regional approach, tower, and ground… ALL 3 of them.

 

• We landed in Beijing and were the only moving aircraft the entire time we taxied in, dropped our cargo, reloaded, and taxied out.

 

Saw 2 other aircraft moving on the ground as we took off.  But that was it.

 

• Literally 600+ aircraft parked in every square inch of concrete on that airport.

 

Beijing (and most airports like it) are down to 1 runway, with all additional being used as parking lots for aircraft.  Very eerie to see it like that.

Was lucky enough to have a United Airlines deadhead back from Osaka to  SFO at the conclusion of one of my runs.  Osaka is one of the busiest international “jump-off points” in Japan, and FedEx has a great facility there.  From the time I made my way from the FedEx aircraft we landed there, checked in through one of the largest customs facilities I’ve ever seen (at Osaka International), took an inter-airport train to the international terminal, and finally made my way to the only 1 of 6 lounges open to await my flight’s departure (United), I only saw two people in the entire airport terminal...TWO.

  That United flight was on a 787, and Polaris Business Class (which normally holds about 36 people) had 4 of us in it.  The entire aircraft had about 40 people total… most were United employees (aircrew and attendants) repositioning back to the United States after their routes had been cancelled.

  This was United’s last flight between Osaka and  SFO for a long while (apparently), and there were many hugs and tears with United personnel, Japan airport folks they knew,  etc… And the entire United ground crew lined up in a formation to solute the aircraft as we departed… reminded me of Navy cruises when we were launching aircraft to head back to the beach after 6+ months.

Global devastation and economic impacts are very apparent as one travels as much as we do internationally.

  This is going to take YEARS to  recover, and return any semblance of “normalcy” (if that term is even relevant any longer) to many areas all over the globe.

Incredible to see the lengths FedEx goes to, to keep us all healthy and protected through this mess.   My hats off to our dispatchers, ground managers, and everyone on the team who’s making it happen safely for us all… as regulations and customs requirements literally change day to day… flight by flight.

 

 


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Re: A teaspoon of canard humour in dark times.

Bob Holliston
 

Tom, believe me, those were the good old days. Now, smoke oil is $20.00 a gallon. My smoke system pumps 1.6 GPM. Makes lots of smoke though!


On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 3:14 PM Tom Staggs <tjstaggs@...> wrote:

In the 90’s, I flew airshows in the Long-EZ all over the US and Canada. Because smoke oil was so expensive, I always filled my tank before leaving a show and heading to the next one or home.

 

I was flying over the Rockies up at FL200 (going over rocks and weather), when center called my traffic as a 737 at my 12 o’clock, 20 miles descending. Center leveled them off 1,000’ above me, but the Southwest jet reported “no joy” on seeing me. Head-on, that’s not surprising.

 

After his third “no joy” call (although I had reported him in sight), he was about 6 miles straight ahead. To help him see me, I flipped on my smoke system. About 15 seconds later he called ATC: “Traffic in sight. I didn’t know those EZs could go that fast – he’s even making contrails”. Even at a 3 dollars a minute, I kept the smoke running extra long – I didn’t want anyone to know my secret. <grin>

 

Tom Staggs

Long-EZ N13YV “Invictus”

Based at Paine Field, WA (KPAE)

(425) 531-1776

http://www.flightdreams.org/

 



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Still operating, interesting reading...

Vance Atkinson
 


 Although I dont post jet type info on the EZ board I thought this would be informative to all since we have such long range craft and this involves  International flying..sent from a friend.
Vance Atkinson
ex Cozy and VEZ builder/owner.

 

 

FedEx still operating close to peak internationally, but we’ve slowed severely domestically.

 

Balances out financially, as we’re still “above the line” (reference our last quarterly earnings statement).

 

 We’ve pulled 4 “semi-retired” FedEx MD- 11s out of the desert and sent them to the Pacific (where I’ve been operating for the past 2 ½ months).

 

 Every run we’re flying there (between Honolulu, Sydney, Guangzhou, Osaka, Narita, Singapore, Thailand,  Hong Kong,  etc…) are maxed out.

 

 No one else flying, so all that residual cargo is being directed our way.   That being said, every route is nearly empty, and every airport is completely full of parked jets.  A couple of examples:

 

• Flew from Osaka to Beijing during 1 segment of a  trip, and saw only 2 additional aircraft airborne the entire flight. 

 

• During the time we fly that route (one of the busiest in the world), nearly 100+ additional aircraft are normally airborne.

 

• Silence on the radio, from the controllers,  etc… most pacific airports have 1 controller that now covers regional approach, tower, and ground… ALL 3 of them.

 

• We landed in Beijing and were the only moving aircraft the entire time we taxied in, dropped our cargo, reloaded, and taxied out.

 

Saw 2 other aircraft moving on the ground as we took off.  But that was it.

 

• Literally 600+ aircraft parked in every square inch of concrete on that airport.

 

Beijing (and most airports like it) are down to 1 runway, with all additional being used as parking lots for aircraft.  Very eerie to see it like that.

Was lucky enough to have a United Airlines deadhead back from Osaka to  SFO at the conclusion of one of my runs.  Osaka is one of the busiest international “jump-off points” in Japan, and FedEx has a great facility there.  From the time I made my way from the FedEx aircraft we landed there, checked in through one of the largest customs facilities I’ve ever seen (at Osaka International), took an inter-airport train to the international terminal, and finally made my way to the only 1 of 6 lounges open to await my flight’s departure (United), I only saw two people in the entire airport terminal...TWO.

  That United flight was on a 787, and Polaris Business Class (which normally holds about 36 people) had 4 of us in it.  The entire aircraft had about 40 people total… most were United employees (aircrew and attendants) repositioning back to the United States after their routes had been cancelled.

  This was United’s last flight between Osaka and  SFO for a long while (apparently), and there were many hugs and tears with United personnel, Japan airport folks they knew,  etc… And the entire United ground crew lined up in a formation to solute the aircraft as we departed… reminded me of Navy cruises when we were launching aircraft to head back to the beach after 6+ months.

Global devastation and economic impacts are very apparent as one travels as much as we do internationally.

  This is going to take YEARS to  recover, and return any semblance of “normalcy” (if that term is even relevant any longer) to many areas all over the globe.

Incredible to see the lengths FedEx goes to, to keep us all healthy and protected through this mess.   My hats off to our dispatchers, ground managers, and everyone on the team who’s making it happen safely for us all… as regulations and customs requirements literally change day to day… flight by flight.

 

 


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Re: A teaspoon of canard humour in dark times.

Jerry Hansen
 

This may not be relevant, but it was memorable to me (though many years ago)….

 

When we were flying back from Castle AFB to San Diego after visiting our son and his family I checked in with Bakersfield approach with “Merry Christmas”.

 

The controller responded with “Humbug!”

 

I asked “Why Humbug?”

 

He responded “Have you ever been in Bakersfield?”

 

From: canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io <canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Staggs
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2020 3:15 PM
To: canard-aviators@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: Re: [c-a] A teaspoon of canard humour in dark times.

 

In the 90’s, I flew airshows in the Long-EZ all over the US and Canada. Because smoke oil was so expensive, I always filled my tank before leaving a show and heading to the next one or home.

 

I was flying over the Rockies up at FL200 (going over rocks and weather), when center called my traffic as a 737 at my 12 o’clock, 20 miles descending. Center leveled them off 1,000’ above me, but the Southwest jet reported “no joy” on seeing me. Head-on, that’s not surprising.

 

After his third “no joy” call (although I had reported him in sight), he was about 6 miles straight ahead. To help him see me, I flipped on my smoke system. About 15 seconds later he called ATC: “Traffic in sight. I didn’t know those EZs could go that fast – he’s even making contrails”. Even at a 3 dollars a minute, I kept the smoke running extra long – I didn’t want anyone to know my secret. <grin>

 

Tom Staggs

Long-EZ N13YV “Invictus”

Based at Paine Field, WA (KPAE)

(425) 531-1776

http://www.flightdreams.org/

 


Re: A teaspoon of canard humour in dark times.

Tom Staggs
 

In the 90’s, I flew airshows in the Long-EZ all over the US and Canada. Because smoke oil was so expensive, I always filled my tank before leaving a show and heading to the next one or home.

 

I was flying over the Rockies up at FL200 (going over rocks and weather), when center called my traffic as a 737 at my 12 o’clock, 20 miles descending. Center leveled them off 1,000’ above me, but the Southwest jet reported “no joy” on seeing me. Head-on, that’s not surprising.

 

After his third “no joy” call (although I had reported him in sight), he was about 6 miles straight ahead. To help him see me, I flipped on my smoke system. About 15 seconds later he called ATC: “Traffic in sight. I didn’t know those EZs could go that fast – he’s even making contrails”. Even at a 3 dollars a minute, I kept the smoke running extra long – I didn’t want anyone to know my secret. <grin>

 

Tom Staggs

Long-EZ N13YV “Invictus”

Based at Paine Field, WA (KPAE)

(425) 531-1776

http://www.flightdreams.org/

 


Re: A teaspoon of canard humour in dark times.

Phillip Johnson
 

Yes we do have a winner here.

Phillip Johnson


On Apr 19, 2020, at 4:21 PM, Tim Andres <tim2542@...> wrote:


I think we have a winner!
Tim Andres

On Apr 19, 2020, at 1:23 PM, Jim Evans <jevansez@...> wrote:


Back in the late 80's my wife and I were going to SnF which we almost never missed.  This year my daughter wanted to go so we put her on the airlines to Tampa.  I was running late that morning leaving SnF to pick her up and weather wasn't the best.  I was almost full throttle going to Tampa and when I called approach, they said to keep my speed up that they would slip me in between a line of airline traffic on the south runway which I complied.  They said they were going to slip me in behind a 737 and to contact tower.  I never let up and turned final as well.  A minute or two later the tower called and said Longez 339E please slow down a bit, you are overtaking the 737 ahead of you.  I said "say again, please".  Just wanted to hear that again.
Y'all take care.

Jim

On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 2:09 PM Neil Clayton <harvey4@...> wrote:
…and I had Orlando Approach ask me if I was a jet or a piston on descent over Ocala. I was clocking about 220 over the ground at the time.
Neil



On Apr 19, 2020, at 8:35 AM, Bulent Aliev <bulent.enginegear@...> wrote:

I had Miami Center question me once if I was a Jet or a Piston aircraft.  At the time I was passing by a Bonanza while climbing. It made my day :)

 
Bulent "Buly" Aliev
"COZY 4-2"  (DUTCH STAR 4369)



On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 8:26 AM Ryszard Zadow <ryszardzadow@...> wrote:
< about 8 or 9 years old, walked up to it and the boy said, "cool, a jet!"  >

I’ve had quite a few people approach the CozyJet and say that! 😜

RyZ 

On Apr 19, 2020, at 06:18, Harley Dixon <harley@...> wrote:

about 8 or 9 years old, walked up to it and the boy said, "cool, a jet!" 





--
James W. Evans Jr.
Airport Manager
Tappahannock - Essex County Airport
1450 Aviation Rd.
Tappahannock, VA
22560
KXSA
Airport: 804-443-5885
Fax:     804-443-6891
kxsa.airportinfo@...
http://www.tappahannockessexairport.com/


Re: A teaspoon of canard humour in dark times.

Charles McDougal
 

I think it was in my VariEze. I had learned that IFR was a lot easier at higher speeds. That’s right, IFR in a Vari. One Nav, one com,  no marker beacons so; “Approach, could you please radar identify me over Alamo?”  Wizzing down the Localizer, gear still up; N82VE, you’ve got a 30 knot overtake on traffic, a LearJet. Slow to final approach speed....”. I was so proud.


On Apr 19, 2020, at 7:35 AM, Bulent Aliev <bulent.enginegear@...> wrote:


I had Miami Center question me once if I was a Jet or a Piston aircraft.  At the time I was passing by a Bonanza while climbing. It made my day :)

 
Bulent "Buly" Aliev
"COZY 4-2"  (DUTCH STAR 4369)



On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 8:26 AM Ryszard Zadow <ryszardzadow@...> wrote:
< about 8 or 9 years old, walked up to it and the boy said, "cool, a jet!"  >

I’ve had quite a few people approach the CozyJet and say that! 😜

RyZ 

On Apr 19, 2020, at 06:18, Harley Dixon <harley@...> wrote:

about 8 or 9 years old, walked up to it and the boy said, "cool, a jet!" 


Re: A teaspoon of canard humour in dark times.

Tim Andres
 

I think we have a winner!
Tim Andres

On Apr 19, 2020, at 1:23 PM, Jim Evans <jevansez@...> wrote:


Back in the late 80's my wife and I were going to SnF which we almost never missed.  This year my daughter wanted to go so we put her on the airlines to Tampa.  I was running late that morning leaving SnF to pick her up and weather wasn't the best.  I was almost full throttle going to Tampa and when I called approach, they said to keep my speed up that they would slip me in between a line of airline traffic on the south runway which I complied.  They said they were going to slip me in behind a 737 and to contact tower.  I never let up and turned final as well.  A minute or two later the tower called and said Longez 339E please slow down a bit, you are overtaking the 737 ahead of you.  I said "say again, please".  Just wanted to hear that again.
Y'all take care.

Jim

On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 2:09 PM Neil Clayton <harvey4@...> wrote:
…and I had Orlando Approach ask me if I was a jet or a piston on descent over Ocala. I was clocking about 220 over the ground at the time.
Neil



On Apr 19, 2020, at 8:35 AM, Bulent Aliev <bulent.enginegear@...> wrote:

I had Miami Center question me once if I was a Jet or a Piston aircraft.  At the time I was passing by a Bonanza while climbing. It made my day :)

 
Bulent "Buly" Aliev
"COZY 4-2"  (DUTCH STAR 4369)



On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 8:26 AM Ryszard Zadow <ryszardzadow@...> wrote:
< about 8 or 9 years old, walked up to it and the boy said, "cool, a jet!"  >

I’ve had quite a few people approach the CozyJet and say that! 😜

RyZ 

On Apr 19, 2020, at 06:18, Harley Dixon <harley@...> wrote:

about 8 or 9 years old, walked up to it and the boy said, "cool, a jet!" 





--
James W. Evans Jr.
Airport Manager
Tappahannock - Essex County Airport
1450 Aviation Rd.
Tappahannock, VA
22560
KXSA
Airport: 804-443-5885
Fax:     804-443-6891
kxsa.airportinfo@...
http://www.tappahannockessexairport.com/


Re: A teaspoon of canard humour in dark times.

David K
 

On Sunday, April 19, 2020, 12:23:45 PM PDT, Jim Evans <jevansez@...> wrote:


Back in the late 80's my wife and I were going to SnF which we almost never missed.  This year my daughter wanted to go so we put her on the airlines to Tampa.  I was running late that morning leaving SnF to pick her up and weather wasn't the best.  I was almost full throttle going to Tampa and when I called approach, they said to keep my speed up that they would slip me in between a line of airline traffic on the south runway which I complied.  They said they were going to slip me in behind a 737 and to contact tower.  I never let up and turned final as well.  A minute or two later the tower called and said Longez 339E please slow down a bit, you are overtaking the 737 ahead of you.  I said "say again, please".  Just wanted to hear that again.
Y'all take care.

Jim

Now that is a good one!


Re: A teaspoon of canard humour in dark times.

Jim Evans
 

Back in the late 80's my wife and I were going to SnF which we almost never missed.  This year my daughter wanted to go so we put her on the airlines to Tampa.  I was running late that morning leaving SnF to pick her up and weather wasn't the best.  I was almost full throttle going to Tampa and when I called approach, they said to keep my speed up that they would slip me in between a line of airline traffic on the south runway which I complied.  They said they were going to slip me in behind a 737 and to contact tower.  I never let up and turned final as well.  A minute or two later the tower called and said Longez 339E please slow down a bit, you are overtaking the 737 ahead of you.  I said "say again, please".  Just wanted to hear that again.
Y'all take care.

Jim

On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 2:09 PM Neil Clayton <harvey4@...> wrote:
…and I had Orlando Approach ask me if I was a jet or a piston on descent over Ocala. I was clocking about 220 over the ground at the time.
Neil



On Apr 19, 2020, at 8:35 AM, Bulent Aliev <bulent.enginegear@...> wrote:

I had Miami Center question me once if I was a Jet or a Piston aircraft.  At the time I was passing by a Bonanza while climbing. It made my day :)

 
Bulent "Buly" Aliev
"COZY 4-2"  (DUTCH STAR 4369)



On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 8:26 AM Ryszard Zadow <ryszardzadow@...> wrote:
< about 8 or 9 years old, walked up to it and the boy said, "cool, a jet!"  >

I’ve had quite a few people approach the CozyJet and say that! 😜

RyZ 

On Apr 19, 2020, at 06:18, Harley Dixon <harley@...> wrote:

about 8 or 9 years old, walked up to it and the boy said, "cool, a jet!" 





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Re: A teaspoon of canard humour in dark times.

Neil Clayton
 

…and I had Orlando Approach ask me if I was a jet or a piston on descent over Ocala. I was clocking about 220 over the ground at the time.
Neil



On Apr 19, 2020, at 8:35 AM, Bulent Aliev <bulent.enginegear@...> wrote:

I had Miami Center question me once if I was a Jet or a Piston aircraft.  At the time I was passing by a Bonanza while climbing. It made my day :)

 
Bulent "Buly" Aliev
"COZY 4-2"  (DUTCH STAR 4369)



On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 8:26 AM Ryszard Zadow <ryszardzadow@...> wrote:
< about 8 or 9 years old, walked up to it and the boy said, "cool, a jet!"  >

I’ve had quite a few people approach the CozyJet and say that! 😜

RyZ 

On Apr 19, 2020, at 06:18, Harley Dixon <harley@...> wrote:

about 8 or 9 years old, walked up to it and the boy said, "cool, a jet!" 




Re: A teaspoon of canard humour in dark times.

KEN4ZZ
 

Back in 1978, very few people outside of the homebuilt aviation world had heard of, let alone actually seen, a VariEze.  On our very first trip in N4ZZ to Oshkosh that year, my wife and I took the long way from CA via San Antonio and Dallas to visit family.  We broke up the Dallas - Oshkosh leg w/ a fuel stop in St. Louis.  We were on short final there when a Bonanza behind me called the Spirit tower and asked "Hey tower, is that thing in front of me a jet?????"  I got a monster stupid-assed grin on my face that took at least 15 minutes to go away….

Ken

On 4/19/2020 7:35 AM, Bulent Aliev wrote:
I had Miami Center question me once if I was a Jet or a Piston aircraft.  At the time I was passing by a Bonanza while climbing. It made my day :)

 
Bulent "Buly" Aliev
"COZY 4-2"  (DUTCH STAR 4369)



On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 8:26 AM Ryszard Zadow <ryszardzadow@...> wrote:
< about 8 or 9 years old, walked up to it and the boy said, "cool, a jet!"  >

I’ve had quite a few people approach the CozyJet and say that! 😜

RyZ 

On Apr 19, 2020, at 06:18, Harley Dixon <harley@...> wrote:

about 8 or 9 years old, walked up to it and the boy said, "cool, a jet!" 


Re: A teaspoon of canard humour in dark times.

Joe Person
 

Back in January of 1987, flew (Long-EZ) from Ryan Field (Tucson) to St. Johns AZ on a Sunday morning. After securing the EZ in front of the FBO, I went looking for someone in the FBO (for fuel). A guy comes running from behind the building, panicky, runs around the airplane, sees me, and runs inside. “You hurt?! How bad is the damage?! Can the nose gear be fixed?!” I assured him all was well, and he relaxed & brought the fuel truck around.


On Apr 19, 2020, at 5:35 AM, Bulent Aliev <bulent.enginegear@...> wrote:

I had Miami Center question me once if I was a Jet or a Piston aircraft.  At the time I was passing by a Bonanza while climbing. It made my day :)

 
Bulent "Buly" Aliev
"COZY 4-2"  (DUTCH STAR 4369)



On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 8:26 AM Ryszard Zadow <ryszardzadow@...> wrote:
< about 8 or 9 years old, walked up to it and the boy said, "cool, a jet!"  >

I’ve had quite a few people approach the CozyJet and say that! 😜

RyZ 

On Apr 19, 2020, at 06:18, Harley Dixon <harley@...> wrote:

about 8 or 9 years old, walked up to it and the boy said, "cool, a jet!" 


Re: A teaspoon of canard humour in dark times.

Bob Holliston
 

Around 20 years ago I was headed to Denver from Hood River, OR. to go skiing with Rob Martinson. I was at 17,500' with a smoking 50 MPH tailwind (970 miles in 4 hours) and on flight following. ATC said: King Air "niner niner bravo xray" and asked a question. I said "Thanks for the complement, but we're a LongEZ, not a King Air"..  


On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 5:35 AM Bulent Aliev <bulent.enginegear@...> wrote:
I had Miami Center question me once if I was a Jet or a Piston aircraft.  At the time I was passing by a Bonanza while climbing. It made my day :)

 
Bulent "Buly" Aliev
"COZY 4-2"  (DUTCH STAR 4369)



On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 8:26 AM Ryszard Zadow <ryszardzadow@...> wrote:
< about 8 or 9 years old, walked up to it and the boy said, "cool, a jet!"  >

I’ve had quite a few people approach the CozyJet and say that! 😜

RyZ 

On Apr 19, 2020, at 06:18, Harley Dixon <harley@...> wrote:

about 8 or 9 years old, walked up to it and the boy said, "cool, a jet!" 



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Re: A teaspoon of canard humour in dark times.

Harley Dixon
 

Show off!

Harley


On 4/19/2020 8:26 AM, Ryszard Zadow wrote:
< about 8 or 9 years old, walked up to it and the boy said, "cool, a jet!"  >

I’ve had quite a few people approach the CozyJet and say that! 😜

RyZ 

On Apr 19, 2020, at 06:18, Harley Dixon <harley@...> wrote:

about 8 or 9 years old, walked up to it and the boy said, "cool, a jet!" 


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