I learnt to fly with Leigh Hart's brother, he was a pretty funny fucker too. Serious piss taker.
Not as good as breakfast with All Blacks I know, but it's all I've got.
You guys are tough. Some bloke playing the drums gets murdered 50km from where I live and I am the prime suspect on here...Yes, I can get a little grumpy, but I actually like the drums, however I love chianti , (fava beans, meh). Make of that what you will.
Having been lightly cooked myself, the smell is digusting. Not my thing. To keep it going though, skin clothing is fine...and Phooey is absent isn't he...such a nice hat.
Phooey - can't agree with you @Snowy ... he was even more combatitive in the flesh!
Might have just been you...just saying.
Actually agree with this though:
"Good bloke though, if not a little misunderstood ..."
(will go heaps better if failed engines are on opposite wings).
Everybody complains about the noise in small aircraft, but you should hear them when it is dead quiet....
Scary, but funny!
Actually it was (the funny bit came later).
When the prop stopped turning there was silence. I was a little busy trying to work shit out and then the moaning and wailing started.
It wasn't helpful.
@Paekakboyz Don't know how many a B52 needs to fly effectively, (never flown one) also depends on the altitude that you want to maintain. In ground effect they might manage on less than four, also asymmetry comes into it (will go heaps better if failed engines are on opposite wings).
My trials with piston engines were all in PNG. Worst one was a failure on take off from a very rough mountain strip and the engine caught fire, and so did I. Upside down in a burning plane is not a good place to be. Spent the night on a dirt floor in a grass hut and got choppered out the next day. Skin grafts on chest and arm a few weeks later back in NZ.
Another was an oil pump failure and I manged to dead stick it into a little strip in the bottom of a valley. Funniest thing about that one was the wailing passengers. Everybody complains about the noise in small aircraft, but you should hear them when it is dead quiet....
@Crucial Great stuff. I have met so many of them - they change a bit after a couple of years in the real world, flying rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong.
As for B52's - I had a series of engine failures in single engine aeroplanes years ago, my main goal was to find a BUFF to fly. 8 fucking engines, who cares if a couple fail?