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Old 21-04-2016, 20:23   #46
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Re: I've sure enjoyed CF

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If your going to live out west, your going to lean to fly in wind, I promise.
I was coming back from Reno in an Experimental crop duster a few years ago and landed in Lubbock Tx in what was a crosswind that I hadn't been in, in this aircraft before, I was congratulating myself on getting it down in such a high wind, being a tail dragger and all, and then an RV4 taxied out and took off.
Sort of killed my mood.


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Some times you just land into the wind no matter the direction of the runway. I landed on the ramp in Kearney Nebraska once. Sat there with the engine running while my dad tied the airplane down. Went to lunch with my folks then started, did the run-up, Dad untied us. I added power and with zero ground roll the C182 was airborne and we were off towards Wyoming. They use log chains for wind socks...
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Old 23-04-2016, 07:26   #47
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That looks like a lot of fun DO. Best of luck to you!


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have fun bob.... life rocks whatever ye do, so just hang on and love it.
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Zee, I stepped into your country yesterday and I mean just two steps and return.

Now for common life in the Border Lands. I still smoke (bad, I know), so it was time to check out the duty free store on the US side of the border.....




Not quite as simple as you would think. You purchase your goods and pay for them and if it is a bunch of heavy bottled spirits, this guy in the golf cart will transport your goods the 200' to the border, you then walk across the border with your packages and return via the returning to US sidewalk and customs.




They check your picture ID and remind you that in the near future you will need either a passport book or card, but they don't know when. Here is where it loses some appeal, I knew ahead of time from other travel that I can only bring 200 cigarettes (one carton) into the US duty free. What I didn't know was you can only do this once a month and they keep records. For those that don't smoke, a carton bought in the US is $40 for some generic brand, but at this duty free it was $8. Should I bring another $8 carton in before 30 days I'll have to pay at customs $11 in taxes. Still 1/2 price, but paying $11 in taxes on a $8 purchase is a bit odd.

Had some thunderstorms pass through today but almost no rain hit the ground at the airpark.





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turbocharge that golf cart!!!
ye got cool digs for landlubbing...... unconventional!
and duty free will save ya a few bucks....
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