Original Posted By: "Ray Krause"
So Jerry, me and ol' Jack Cooper together in the J-3 weighed about the same asyou flying it solo ;o) We were exactly the same height though! I will foreverremember that cool and crisp November morning when Jack waved me over to theside of the grass after our second circuit of Tims Airpark north of Austin. After I stopped the plane, Jack unstrapped himself and got out. At that momentthe Cub became the most incredible airplane in the world, because I was thecaptain at the stick, the sole manipulator of the controls, and I could see theinstruments without having to lean to one side or the other to peek around Jack'sshoulders. It was an incredible moment.At that same moment, that same day, about 20 miles due south of Tims, my wife andyoung son were sleeping peacefully in our 10x55 mobile home in a trailer parkjust across the highway from Bergstrom Air Force Base. On the field were rowsof RF-4Cs and B-52s as the 12th Air Force trained tactical recon pilots inthe Phantom in the Vietnam era out of Bergstrom. Some gave all so I could flymy solo that day while my young family slept, and I will not forget that.--------Oscar ZunigaMedford, ORAir Camper NX41CC "Scout"A75 powerRead this topic online here:http://forums.matronics.com/viewtopic.p ... ttachments: http://forums.matronics.com//files/ojz_ ... ___Subject: Pietenpol-List: Thanks to all our Verterans
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