Spring Needs to Come, and Soon!

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Lawreston, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. Lawreston

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    #5 = December 16, 2005: Twitchell's Airport. I should have it out of there soon.
    #6 = Same day: Lewiston-Auburn Harley-Davidson.
    #1 = Same as #6.
    #2 = Original mileage; still under factory warranty.
    #3 = Yes, I weakened. But L/A H-D will store it until Spring.
    #4 = Don't need it for the Harley, but it'll fit nicely in the Skyhawk.

    Spring- Spring, hear me ye'rNING.

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    Nice bike, JC. Ya think people will see you coming?
     
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    Wow I've never seen Twitchell's like that, but then again I 've never flown there in the Winter. Happy Birthday! Feliz Dia de Reyes!
     
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    Thanks, Bill(and CarolT). Having sold my '79 XLCH a couple years ago(had bought it new), and my 80ci full dress HOG last May, it's been the first period since 1959 that I didn't have a Harley sitting within a couple hundred feet of my bed. I couldn't stand it any longer. I don't anticipate any long-distance touring, so I figured the 883 will be fine for normal riding and to/from the airport.

    Its original owner ran into some financial and wifely woes, and the dealer bought it back from him. My garage is full(Austin-Healey, and the U-HAUL load of furniture I brought back from Scottsdale), so the dealer is storing the Sportster until Spring, and will be putting on the black leather saddle bags and compact windshield. That's it -- I'm shopped-out -- although there is that T-hangar I'm viewing: 41' x ??', electric bi-fold door. But not heated. Would I still need to preheat the Lycoming? Oh, Spring; where art thou?

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    BTW, Happy B-day!
     
  7. Lawreston

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    Aw, thanks; someone's been peekin'.

    Are these your more familiar references to Twitchell's?

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    Exactly! How are Mike, the other Twitchell and the Old Man Tom O'Connell doing?
     
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    Mike and Dale(the other) are well. It was their brother, Terry, who bought my Skyhawk after the accident, supervised its rebuild, and from whom I'm buying it back. Tom O'Connell is as crusty as ever -- typically, Tom.

    For other readers' info: Tom O'Connell is a former airline pilot and is a continuing CFI at Twitchell's, and Auburn-Lewiston Airport. He has his own landing strip at his home not far from Auburn. When John McKernan was governor of Maine his personal pilot was Tom O'Connell. John's wife is Maine's U. S. Senator Olympia Snowe, and when she(and John) are in Maine Tom is her(their) personal pilot. He, also, flies as a "spotter?" for the Maine Forestry Dept., or it may be Fish and Game Dept.(?????) His beat-up station wagon is always carrying a cargo of loaves of bread. ??????????? He goes to the bakery outlet and gets the outdated loaves to feed to his pigs. An interesting chap, eh, TeenDoc?

    HR