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Doc Bryant

Short Final for 16 October 2006

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From Avweb.com's twice weekly ezine on things aviating... "On a clear, crisp day, after a particular strong Southern California winter storm dropped the Jet Stream well south and at a low altitude, I flew my Mooney 231 from Santa Monica, California, to Scottsdale, Arizona. After Landing, I was sitting in the FBO talking about the 100-plus knot tailwind at 19,000 feet when another pilot told me he too had just flown from California in his Mooney 252. He said that he was going so fast that the DME kept going above VNE ... so he had to keep the landing gear down most of the way to keep below the "Never Exceed" speed limitation of his plane.""I couldn't close my mouth long enough to ask if he was kidding."Doc Bryant

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Before Jerry asks (we know you love these potty jokes, Jerry!), here is the latest "senior moment":The four signs of growing old - 1. Forgetting names, 2. Forgetting faces, 3. Forgetting to zip up, 4. Forgetting to zip downBest regards.Luis

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Luis,You know that you can post your own messages in a new thread and not just reply to the others.Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN

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Sure, Jerry, but I like hanging out with Doc. He is a great guy and we are fellow members of the same congregation, the intemperate pleasure-seeking hedonists of the world.Best regards.Luis

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> . . . He said that he was going>so fast that the DME kept going above VNE ... so he had to>keep the landing gear down most of the way to keep below the>"Never Exceed" speed limitation of his plane."I was on the way back from the Nebraska Huskers vs. USC game this year - uh, we lost. {:^)I was "co-piloting" my brother in his supercharged Mustang Cobra SVT.Going up I-15 from San Berdoo to Barstow, he kept trying to keep upwith several European iron "hot-shots" on their way to Vegas.I had to keep my right hand out the window to stop him fromexceeding the Cobra SVT VNE. Even so, he was able to reach 125 mph.OK, he did NOT have a problem keeping up. But, my hand sure hurts. {:^)Dan

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One of the swells here in town just took delivery of a twin turbo Bentley. I believe we saw 170 mph on his ranch road. It was a wonderful ride. Except for the noise we heard in the passenger compartment. Then we discovered it was from two old men laughing. Us. I do believe that car can travel faster than rumors of adultery.Such a motorcar. A neat half dollar sized button on the transmission console marked "engine start." All I could think of when I saw it was Jack Lemmon telling Peter Faulk in "The Great Race" movie, "Push The Button Max!"Doc BryantPS Brother Luis, post anywheres you so desire. We shall make the necessary accomodations!

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Ooh! lovely. I also like the car that James Bond drove (no, not an Aston) - it was a '55 (?) Bentley Continental S 1 with a Roots blower installed by the Secret Service mechanic, at which point Bentley politely tore up Bond's warranty. Woo hoo!http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/159134.jpgAlthough probably not in that color.Best regards.Luis

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Shredding the warranty oh so delicately whilst saying, "Oh that just won't do, Mr. Bond."And just as delicately telling him as he escorted him out of the service bays, "Do you might taking me for a quick scamper in it round the council flats to see how she takes it?"Doc Bryant

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