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Del Rio Pete

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  1. Sure wish I could buy one, if you have any left. Not able to attend EOT. Thanks, Del Rio Pete
  2. Del Rio Pete

    Ford Tri-Motor

    I got to see the RIMOWA Junkers JU 52 at Oshkosh 7/2012. It flew so slowly and banked so steeply it scared me to death. I thought for sure is was going to fall out of the sky right on the crowd. I was thankful it landed safely. What a remarkable plane. From General Aviation article... “The Junkers JU 52 was designed by the legendary Hugo Junkers and first appeared in May 1932. Within six years, the model was flying 75% of all German air passenger flights. It remained an important part of European aviation for more than three decades. “We are proud to be one of the stops of the RIMOWA JU 52 tour and know there is no place where the airplane will be more appreciated than in front of the world’s aviators gathered at Oshkosh,” said Jim DiMatteo, EAA’s vice president of AirVenture features and attractions. “The airplane will certainly be a draw along the flight line and we thank RIMOWA for partnering with EAA for the first time to make this historic visit possible.” The aircraft appearing at AirVenture was built in Dessau, Germany, in 1939. At that time it was directly transferred to Switzerland where it has been used for sightseeing flights since 1982. On April 19, 2012, RIMOWA announced that the airplane would be making its first North American tour, including a trans-Atlantic flight that will bring it to selected cities in the U.S. and Canada.”
  3. Del Rio Pete

    Interesting article on the DC-3

    Missionary Flights International in Fort Pierce, FL flies two turbine powered DC-3’s to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas. They fly about 300 tons of cargo and 4,000 Christian workers every year. They serve over 450 missions. They are currently restoring a third DC-3 they purchased in South Africa. www.missionaryflights.org The turbine DC-3 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PT6A-65AR turbine engines, each of which produces 1,230 horsepower at takeoff. Cruise speed 225 mph. Burn 145 gallons per hour of Jet/Diesel fuel. Planes carry up to 1,030 gallons of fuel. The planes can seat up to 32 in comfortable reclining seats. The Douglas DC-3 was produced from 1935 to 1946. About 12,000 DC-3/C-47’s were produced.
  4. Del Rio Pete

    Ford Tri-Motor

    Got to ride in the Ford Tri-Motor two or three times. They were produced from 1925 to 1933. A total of 199 were built. Capacity was 11 passengers. Cruise speed was 107 mph. Max speed 132 mgh. Stall speed 57 mph. Range 570 mi. Wonderful plane. Seems to just lift off the ground quickly and effortlessly. Thankful for the people that keep the old planes flying. A gentleman brought his Ford Coupe that was made about the same time and we took a picture of the car and plane. Of course, a pretty young lady added to the beauty of the plane and car for the picture.
  5. Tex doesn't like me posting prayer requests for him on the SASS Wire so please keep this one private.

     

    A message from Cat:

     

    "Tex in hospital with very bad infection-sepsis. Is in critical care unit in Pres downtown. Thought u should no. Cat"
     

    1. Del Rio Pete

      Del Rio Pete

      Thanks.  Will do.

  6. Del Rio Pete

    Jim No Horse

  7. Jim No Horse, Adios my friend. We will all miss you. See you down the trail. Del Rio Pete
  8. Del Rio Pete

    Jim No Horse

    Adios my friend. We will all miss you. See you down the trail. Del Rio Pete
  9. Jim, Are you able to talk about it, yet? We are all here for you.
  10. JNH, Did your horse throw you, or are you busy riding the range?
  11. Time for a song.... Lean On Me by Bill Withers Sometimes in our lives we all have pain We all have sorrow But if we are wise We know that there's always tomorrow Lean on me, when you're not strong And I'll be your friend I'll help you carry on For it won't be long 'Til I'm gonna need Somebody to lean on Please swallow your pride If I have faith you need to borrow For no one can fill those of your needs That you won't let show You just call on me brother, when you need a hand We all need somebody to lean on I just might have a problem that you'll understand We all need somebody to lean on Lean on me, when you're not strong And I'll be your friend I'll help you carry on For it won't be long 'Til I'm gonna need Somebody to lean on You just call on me brother, when you need a hand We all need somebody to lean on I just might have a problem that you'll understand We all need somebody to lean on If there is a load you have to bear That you can't carry I'm right up the road I'll share your load If you just call me (call me) If you need a friend (call me) call me uh huh(call me) if you need a friend (call me) If you ever need a friend (call me) Call me (call me) call me (call me) call me (Call me) call me (call me) if you need a friend (Call me) call me (call me) call me (call me) call me (call me) call me (call me)
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