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   Vol. 16 No. 47
Friday May 19, 2017

Fish Swim, Birds Got To Fly
Fish Swim Birds Got To Fly

     You don’t have to tell cargo people where there is a will there is a way, but launching a ‘Cessna 185 Float Plane’ from land only confirms our can-do spirit.
     The Cessna came into Mitchinson’s Flight Center in Saskatoon, Canada, and was extensively overhauled at the inland facility.
     Somebody had the bright idea that getting this bird up to speed at about 60 mph with the engine running at take off power would do the trick.
     So while everybody sipped bottled water, a float plane took off where there was no water.
     “This is fascinating,” writes our friend and colleague Tilo Weger. “It brings back memories of another era when seat-of-the-pants flying and daredevil air shows of the 1930s ruled, and the spirit of aviation adventure was alive.”
     I can recall a Sunday Air Show in Toledo, Ohio, in 1951, when my dad, Franz Joseph Arend, Jr., flew his J2 into a small neighborhood field, catching its lower gear on some telephone wires.
     Dad quickly cut power and the plane flipped a chandelle (180), squat landed, and everybody walked away.
     Turns out our bright yellow Piper Cub at landing speed was travelling at about 36 mph…
     Today, horses chew on their oats aboard a cargo flight moving at 550 mph aboard freighter at 36,000 feet.
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