Can you help us with some stolen equipment?Posted by dave-karoly on February 18, 2012 at 7:06 pm
This is from 1975. See Page 13.
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- MemberFebruary 18, 2012 at 7:12 pm
Except for the chainsaw….I bet the Smithsonian was behind it…:0
- MemberFebruary 18, 2012 at 7:16 pm
My favorite in there is the first letter to the editor, on the top of page 12, concerning the PLS exam.
- MemberFebruary 18, 2012 at 7:28 pm
Yes, there is a lot of stuff in there that we are still arguing about, like education.
- MemberFebruary 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm
I see one familiar name, halfway down the left hand column of page 2.
It seems little has changed in 37 years.
- MemberFebruary 19, 2012 at 11:13 am
Thanks, Dave, what a great snapshot in time.
I lugged a 3805 all over these parts. I loved the fact that you could pull the truck along side during long topo sessions and run off the truck battery.
I laughed at the president’s “palatial villa” and the letter to the editor on the recession struck a familiar chord.
- MemberFebruary 19, 2012 at 11:25 pm
Surely enjoyed that.
- MemberFebruary 20, 2012 at 1:49 am
I loved that some whiner was bad mouthing John Pedri about the GLO. You had to know the guy to really dislike him. A lot of people did, including his secretary who I’ve had the pleasure of knowing, but, really, he was just an old typical a-hole land surveyor like all of us.
Bob Hamm, the Mother Lode Chapter President who was mentioned was a pilot, you may be interested to know, Dave. I once flew with him in a strange little plane with one engine and two tails. Mooney or Moody or something like that. People told me later that it’s suicidal to fly in a single engine plane in the mountains.
- MemberFebruary 20, 2012 at 3:16 am
John Pedri, LS3000.
The letter signer could be Andrew Emil Johnston, LS4141 of Fort Bragg.
Sounds like you are describing the Ercoupe. I flew in one of those once, not exactly a high powered airplane. It doesn’t have rudder pedals which is a good thing because my feet and the pilot/flight review subject’s feet barely fit in there.
Single engine mountain flying is not suicidal but the pilot should have special training.
And never ever never never at night unless you are crazy.
One old joke is if you have engine failure over the mountains at night turn off your landing light. When you get down to 200′ AGL turn on the light. If you like what you see then land. If you don’t like what you see, turn off the light and land anyway.
There is a lot of good stuff in the old issues from the 60s and early 70s including free cocktail parties at the convention. Now that I could go for.
- MemberFebruary 20, 2012 at 3:50 am
Look at issue number 38:
Pedri’s article is in there. Interesting. See the underlined parts especially the one with the question mark on page 15 :-).
I assume the underlines and other marks were made by the person it was mailed to (see last page). I think the central office didn’t have all the old issues but gathered them up from long time members who still had them.
- MemberFebruary 20, 2012 at 5:32 am
good stuff! Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
- MemberFebruary 20, 2012 at 3:20 pm
Ditto Peter below. Also I enjoyed seeing R.B. Buckner’s article in the newsletter. With an addendum about the latest technology, the same discussion is going on today about education requirements. It’s surprising that its been this long and we haven’t come further in that aspect. (With gps and robotics, we sure have moved ahead).
- MemberFebruary 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm
Pedri had a lot of questions at that time and answers that changed over time as evidenced by the maps he signed during the period. Everybody was just learning and getting used to the SMA. There were a lot of different interpretations.
Check out the list of winners of the puzzle contest on page 17. I think I spotted a familiar name:-)
Thanks again, Dave. That has always been an exemplary magazine.
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