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Offline YawningMan

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Re: The Aviator's Night Before Christmas
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2009, 09:49:10 PM »
"Hey, look, there's a nifty Christmas poem on the forums, Gil."
"Beer dousing and strippers!"

I'm beginning to believe this is your standard answer for everything.

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Re: The Aviator's Night Before Christmas
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2009, 02:31:12 AM »
"Hey, look, there's a nifty Christmas poem on the forums, Gil."
"Beer dousing and strippers!"

I'm beginning to believe this is your standard answer for everything.

Is sure is! Care to join us? ;D ;D
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Re: The Aviator's Night Before Christmas
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2009, 08:23:26 AM »
any thing can be solved with stripppers and beer dowsing
"You can teach monkeys to fly better than that!"and "spring chicken to sh**e hawk in one easy lesson"

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Re: The Aviator's Night Before Christmas
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2009, 01:52:08 AM »
Absolutely!!      ;D

Just ask Tiger Woods.....       ::whistle::

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Re: The Aviator's Night Before Christmas
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2010, 01:41:38 AM »
'Twas the night before Christmas all over the place,
When we were confronted by an old flying ace.
There was icing reported and turbulent air ,
He said, "File me a flight plan, I gotta get there".
Outside sat his aircraft all ready to run,
And the old man walked out to that P-51.

"Bad weather's no problem," he silently mumbled,
The prop came to life...that big Merlin rumbled.

 

He eased in the throttle, the roar shook the ground,
He taxied on out and turned it around.
He went through the run-up and seemed satisfied,
Then he said to himself, "I'm in for a ride."
So he lined it up straight as he poured on the coal,
The tailwheel came up as he started to roll.
Up off the runway, he sucked up the gear,
And that mighty V-12 was all you could hear.

He screamed overhead with a deafening crack,
Blue flames flying from each little stack.
"He pulled up the nose and started to climb,
No ice on that airframe, it didn't have time.
On top of the weather with the levers all set,
He looked up above him and saw a Learjet.

"With jet fuel and turbines there just ain't no class,
Gimmee pistons, and props and lots of avgas!"
Now he was approaching where he wanted to go.
But the weather had covered the runway with ice and with snow. How will he land it?
We just have to guess, because the only way in was a full I-L-S.
Then over the outer marker, he started his run,

The ceiling was zero, visibility...none.
Still going three hundred and he felt the need,
For an overhead break to diminish his speed.
Over the numbers he zoomed, along like a flash,
Pulled into his break, we just knew he would crash.
Oh, why do they do it on these kind of nights??
Then over the threshold, we saw landing lights.

I'm on a short final with three in the green,
And I see enough runway to land this machine.".
Then he tied down that Mustang, and they all heard him say,..
"Next year, I'm stickin' with my reindeer and sleigh..".


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Re: The Aviator's Night Before Christmas
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2010, 07:46:46 AM »
brilliant! All there is to say!
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Re: The Aviator's Night Before Christmas
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2011, 12:34:12 AM »
I thought I'd move these to the front  |:)\ |:)\
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Re: The Aviator's Night Before Christmas
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2012, 12:22:10 AM »
I want to move this one up again. It's a good poem for the season  |:)\ |:)\
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Re: The Aviator's Night Before Christmas
« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2012, 02:47:55 AM »
Ha! Seems like you're moving this up every season at the same time!

 ;) ::wave::


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Re: The Aviator's Night Before Christmas
« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2012, 09:33:58 PM »
Of course. It's the perfect Christmas poem for us aviating Chickens. |:)\ Have a good Christmas?
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Re: The Aviator's Night Before Christmas
« Reply #25 on: December 29, 2012, 07:54:18 PM »
Yes! Awesome!
You?

Happy New Year!   ::wave::


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