Home > VansAirForceForums

-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

Old 08-25-2013, 06:23 PM
humptybump humptybump is offline
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 3,167
Default I fly for pie

Sometimes you find yourself in the enviable position of having all your chores done and left to your own to fill an afternoon. It's even more rare when the weather deities have chosen that same afternoon to bestow dry air, light winds and only the puffiest of cotton ball clouds.

It was just such a confluence that happened on Saturday to I pulled out the Devastator, gave it a good "once over" and launched from the just mowed long narrow lawn.

The destination was a little ways off. It would take a little more than 90 minutes to get from 53VG to 5NC3.

The flight was beautiful and only the slightest of bumps and burbles to serve as a reminder this was flying an RV-8 and not an afternoon in a BarcaLounger.

After landing. I taxied past a home that looks like the little brother to my own "metal house". There was really no time to stare, there was food ahead.

Most everyone who has traveled 220nm to get to Pick-n-Pig is greeted by a waiting line. The food is THAT good. fortunately I know secrets. I was seated immediately.

I could have stuffed myself on a nice pulled pork sandwich with sides of beans and slaw but I was on a mission. I was here for PIE! Key Lime pie to be exact.

I tried to savor it but it evaporated before my very eyes. Oh well. Pie always evaporates. It's a scientific fact that it has very low coefficients of both adhesion and cohesion.

Back out side, the parking area for planes had thinned out considerable. The Citabria and the three Cubs had departed along with a few other craft. There was one classy bird still sun bathing.

To Be Continued ...

Last edited by humptybump : 08-26-2013 at 04:15 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 06:24 PM
humptybump humptybump is offline
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 3,167
Default ... Continued

I decided I had been on the ground long enough and should get high as soon as possible. There was a slight headwind up at 9,500' but it was Kentucky Rye smooth.

At one point I decided to drop down for some sight seeing. I spotted the best case of "the Hatfield's and the McCoy's" - two guys with adjacent farms decided they each had to have their own grass strips. I'd say the guy on the left wins. He has a nicer looking runway (at least from 1500') and even has a perfect tree lined driveway.

Finally home, I picked up a hitchhiker while taxiing back to the hangar. This little green guy is not so little.

All in all the day was great. The only lingering problem was that dang pie. It was only a fleeting memory.

As visitors to 53VG know, food is important. So, after watching the sun go down and then watching it come back up again I decided visitors should get to enjoy Key Lime Pie a whole new way - Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches.

Any takers?

Last edited by humptybump : 08-26-2013 at 04:15 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 07:29 PM
Gash's Avatar
Gash Gash is offline
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Goodyear, Arizona
Posts: 976

I'll have one!
Karl, Goodyear, Arizona (KGYR) ATP, CFII
Yak 50 Red Thunder Airshows
=VAF= donor 2022
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 10:02 PM
hydroguy2's Avatar
hydroguy2 hydroguy2 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Townsend, Montana
Posts: 3,180

I fly for Pie.....It's a noble cause, keep up the good work.

I'm more of a Jack of all Trades, so try not to specialize, I Fly for Food
Retired Dam guy. Life is good.
Brian, N155BKsold but bought back.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2013, 06:52 AM
tkatc's Avatar
tkatc tkatc is offline
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,747

Ill just settle for the usual homemade ice ream! Any flavor you make is outstanding.
My ATC opinion is NOT an official FAA recognized opinion, so any advice you get from me is ONLY my opinion.

Track my RV7A!!

Bought my flying -7A
Building an -8! (Fuse)
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2013, 05:09 PM
Vlad's Avatar
Vlad Vlad is offline
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Utah
Posts: 8,536

That yellow wing sure looks pretty against white puffies. Do you know the farmers with their strips? Looks like they have easy access to water.

BTW did you notice you actually picked up THREE hitchhikers. The green monster, a tick and a spidey.

Labor Day Ice Cream Run maybe? Cousin just swapped the prop for new. Do you still have discounted boat gas?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2013, 06:02 PM
humptybump humptybump is offline
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 3,167

Pilots are always welcome, but I suggest confirming arrival 24 hours in advance to give the kitchen time to whip up a CG altering meal and special ice cream.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:52 AM.

The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.