Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/09/28

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Airport Visit
From: ricc at (Ric Carter)
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2012 00:14:52 -0400
References: <A0900413597E45ADAE98698B33EC2363@jimnichols>

doug has command of his birds

you've got command of your birds


On Sep 28, 2012, at 5:40 PM, "Jim Nichols" <jhnichols at> 

> A closed-course air race is scheduled for tomorrow, starting and finishing 
> at the local airport.  I spotted the first entry to arrive, and spent a 
> few minutes talking with him.  The airplane is a Van's RV-6A.  He said he 
> and his wife spent 8 years building the airplane.  She died of cancer in 
> January, and he misses her very much.  He took off for a flight to check 
> out the race route.
> I learned to fly in 1957-58, beginning in a Piper J3C-65 Cub.  It taught 
> me a lot!  I recently learned that a new owner is restoring the airplane, 
> so I took this opportunity to get a photo of it once more.  There are a 
> few details left to complete, but the old girl looks just fine.
> To make room in a hangar for race registration, etc., the Red Knight T-33 
> was sitting outside.  Walking past it, I noted this prominent warning:
> All with the E-1 and Leica Elmarit-R 28mm.
> Comments and critiques welcomed.
> Jim Nichols
> Tullahoma, TN USA
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