1st, our pilot’s Joke of the day – shared with us by former Air Force and Airline pilot and active FASF member, Virg Hemphill, of El Paso, Texas:*
Polish Moose Hunt
Two Polish hunters got a pilot to fly them into the Canadian wilderness, where they managed to bag two big Bull Moose. As they were loading the plane to return, the pilot said the plane could take only the hunters, their gear and one Moose.
The hunters objected strongly saying, “Last year we shot two, and the pilot let us take them both…and he had exactly the same airplane as yours.”
Reluctantly the pilot, not wanting to be outdone by another bush pilot, gave in and everything was loaded.
However, even under full power, the little plane couldn’t handle the load and went down, crashing in the wooded wilderness.
Somehow, surrounded by the moose, clothing and sleeping bags, Zbyshek and Vladek survived the crash.
After climbing out of the wreckage, Zbyshek asked, “Any idea where we are?”
Vladek replied, “I think we’re pretty close to where we crashed last year.”
* If you have any good aviation related jokes to share, please let us know, and we will happily put it up for everyone to enjoy. Simply email the jokes to: ric@FirstAeroSquadron.com
And here are those photos and video clips that arrived too late for more timely posting, but we thought you’d like to see them, so here they are:
FASF Members All: (L to R above) Roger Nichols, Ric Lambart, Alma Villezcas, and Virg Hemphill. This was taken at the Christmas party held by Flight 24 of the Daedalian Society, held each year at the El Paso Club atop the Chase Bank Building. The Daedalians are a fraternal organization formed right after WWI by military aviators. It has Flights throughout the U.S. which award scholarships and citations to Junior ROTC units throughout their jurisdictions and they also award leadership trophy’s to top Military Student Pilots engaged in the nation’s training programs.
And here, below, is a short (4 minute 36 second) video taken by FASF supporter and Operations Manager of the War Eagles Air Museum near El Paso, TX, George Guerra. George we thank you kindly for this fine video you took on the tarmac and then of your flight aboard the EAA’s “Aluminum Overcast” B-17, WWII Flying Fortress during its recent visit to the Dona Ana County International Jetport in Santa Teresa, NM. We feel that George’s video is of better quality than our own, which was already posted in our story about the B-17’s visit just a few weeks ago.
Great video on B-17, good job Geo. thx😎 Virg Hemphill