Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/27

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Subject: [Leica] For Ted and other WWII aircraft nuts
From: s.jessurun95 at (animal)
Date: Wed Oct 27 00:36:40 2004
References: <> <008e01c4bbbf$7c7b9cc0$87d86c18@ted>

> Hi Peter,
> Thank you. I'd sure like to be there some day for that kind of event, be a 
> great thrill. And despite the flying machines of today and there ability 
> to fly with such power and speed, these in your pictures are what I call 
> "real airplanes!" :-)
> And for those of you who may re-call my looking for a place to get a ride 
> in a 2 seater Spitfire or Mustang, well it's on!!!!!  :-) Yep by accident 
> I saw a story about a war plane museum where they took people up in 
> Olympia, Washington in the USA.
> Actually only  few hours drive from where we live in Canada. They only fly 
> between May and October and unfortunately they shut down the flying part 
> early this year. However, my birthday is May 27, 2005. So next birthday 
> I'm booked for a 30 minute flight, consider that a long-time in a P51 
> Mustang for my 76th birthday!  :-) Can hardly wait! :-) And you bet I'm 
> going to have a camera or two,. an M7 with a 15 mm and in those confined 
> quarters it's big-time wide or you get nothing.
> When we get closer we're going see if we can get some of those Seattle 
> members to come along and shoot-up a storm as we fly the skies.
> Oh and I thought you'd like to know that I had to be able to get out of 
> the plane on my own.... obviously with a parachute ;-) .... just in case.
> Hey no problem and as far as having to do a parachute jump? hell that's 
> easy as that was my 65th birthday gift to myself... my first and only solo 
> parachute jump ! :-) So me worry? Nope. She who must be obeyed? Hell I 
> wont tell her I'm flying until we get to the air base. ;-)
> And Peter, thanks again for the reminders of my young wartime years of 
> wanting to be a fighter pilot. :-).
> ted
That,s great if i,m in the area i,ll try to ride as wingman.
I have my 50th birthday in may too .
best,simon jessurun 

Replies: Reply from tedgrant at (Ted Grant) ([Leica] For Ted and other WWII aircraft nuts)
In reply to: Message from pdzwig at (Peter Dzwig) ([Leica] For Ted and other WWII aircraft nuts)
Message from tedgrant at (Ted Grant) ([Leica] For Ted and other WWII aircraft nuts)