red Neck Pilot

Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:17 pm

Stolen from Red Power Magazine.com



> Ya Might Be A Redneck Pilot If:
>
> 1. Your stall warning plays DIXIE.
>
> 2. Your cross-country flight plan uses flea markets as checkpoints.
>
> 3. You think sectionals should show trailer parks.
>
> 4. You've ever used moonshine as AV-Gas.
>
> 6. Your toothpick keeps poking your mike.
>
> 7. You've ever taxied around the airport just drinking beer.
>
> 8. You wouldn't be caught dead in a Grumman Yankee.
>
> 9. You use an old sweet mix sack as a windsock.
>
> 10. You constantly confuse "Beechcraft" with "Beechnut."
>
> 11. You've never flown a nose-wheel airplane.
>
> 12. You refer to formation flying as "We got us a convoy."
>
> 13. Your matched set of lightweight flying luggage is 3 grocery bags from
> Piggly Wiggly.
>
> 14. You have a gun rack in the rear window.
>
> 15. You have more than one roll of duct tape holding your cowling on.
>
> 16. You figure mud and manure in your weight and balance calculations.
>
> 17. You siphon gas from your tractor to go flying.
>
> 18. You've never landed at an actual airport even though you've been
flying for over 20-years.
>
> 19. You've ever ground looped to avoid hitting a cow.
>
> 20. You consider anything over 500-ft AGL as High Altitude Flying.
>
> 21. There are parts on your aircraft labeled "John Deere."
>
> 22. You don't own a current sectional, but have all the Texaco road maps
for
> your area.
>
> 23. There's a brown streak down each side of your airplane; exhaust on the right side and tobacco on the left.
>
> 24. You have to buzz the strip to chase off the livestock before landing.
>
> 25. You use an old parachute for a portable hanger.
>
> 26. You've ever landed on Main Street for a cup of coffee.
>
> 27. The tread pattern, if any, on all three of your tires is different.
>
> 28. You have a pair of fuzzy dice and some small copper shoes hanging from
> the Magnetic Compass.
>
> 29. You put straw in the baggage compartment so your dogs don't get cold.
>
> 30. You've got matching bumper stickers on each side of the vertical
> stabilizer.
>
> 31. There are grass stains on the tips of your propeller.
>
> 32. Somewhere on your plane, there's a bumper sticker that reads "I'd
rather
> be fishing."
>
> >33. You navigate with your ADF tuned to only AM country stations.
>
> 34. You think an ultra light is a new sissy beer from Budweiser.
>
> 35. Just before the crash, everybody on the UNICOM heard you say, "Hey
> Y'all-Watch This!"
>

Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:56 am

Sounds like some of the Bush pilots in Alaska. I wondered about the Piggly Wiggly. I thought it should be Winn Dixie.

Bill
Last edited by beaconlight on Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:59 am, edited 1 time in total.

Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:47 am

beaconlight
If you lived in the south, you would understand it should be Piggly Wiggly. :)

Besides, WD got it's start in 1913 in Burley, Idaho, and didn't become Winn-Dixie Stores untill 1955. WD filed for Chapter 11 this year.

Piggly Wiggly got started in 1916 in Memphis, Tennessee, as Piggly Wiggly, and was the first self service grocery in the country. They are all franchised, independently owned stores, and primarily located in the southeast.

Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:06 am

When I lived in Florida during WWII Winne Dixie was the big thing.
Bev and i visit both chains while in Hilton Head SC every Oct. The little Piggly in Colligney Plaza is my favorite. I hadn't left room for changes in the last 60 years. Hard to believe it is that long. I find the best part of being old is that I have lived that long and still here.

Bill

Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:38 pm

Where I come from -- hehe, Piggly Wiggly is/was an Airline :!: :D :D

In fact, my first flight to CFS Inuvik was on PWA - Piggly Wiggly (Pacific Western Airlines) on a 737-200 Convertible...

I think CanJet is now flying that particular group of 737's.....