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Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Tom-D, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. Tom-D

    Tom-D Taxi to Parking PoA Supporter

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    Do you consider yourself capable to land the Spirit Of St.Louis ?
     
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    Velocity173 Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    In its present disposition, sure. It’s hanging from the ceiling at the Smithsonian. Put me inside and clip the wire and I’ll stick the landing.
     
  3. 3393RP

    3393RP Pattern Altitude

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    I might be able to taxi it 100' before going into a ditch, but that assumes a big ramp.
     
  4. Tom-D

    Tom-D Taxi to Parking PoA Supporter

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    Tom-D Taxi to Parking PoA Supporter

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    For me,, It's just a matter if you would like to use the aircraft again.
     
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    Just once...
     
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  7. Pilawt

    Pilawt Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    Even Lindbergh was heard to say the Spirit had lousy handling. I have enough trouble keeping my docile little 172 shiny-side-up, so I'd not be inclined to take on much more of a challenge. :oops:
     
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  8. Zeldman

    Zeldman Touchdown! Greaser!

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    I have landed a C-207 maybe once or twice with the wind screen iced over, so probably.
     
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    Salty En-Route PoA Supporter

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    Only if 6pc is there to talk me down.
     
  10. Ryanb

    Ryanb Final Approach PoA Supporter

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    Yep I could do it no problem! :cool:
     
  11. RyanShort1

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    I'd probably try it - after a bit of practice in something else.