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Kermit Weeks

#1 Post by Colonel Sanders » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:51 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQyHevxrTY4


Hopefully this doesn't make anyone feel
bad about their wee-wee.
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#2 Post by Cat Driver » Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:42 pm

Not at all Colonel, but looking at that Super Connie brought back the memory of writing my Canadian ATPL.....The Super Connie was the airplane they used for doing a lot of the questions.......back in the days before multiple choice exams. :mrgreen:
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#3 Post by Colonel Sanders » Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:01 pm

What an airplane! I am pissed that I will
never get to fly one.
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#4 Post by Cat Driver » Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:21 pm

The Super Connie was hands down the most sexy four engine piston powered airplane ever built.

Did you ever get to ride in one when TCA had them?

I bet your dad did.
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#5 Post by Pop n Fresh » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:11 pm

He certainly had a lot of nice toys. The recession slowed him down a little.

He must have flown that Gee Bee he was taxiing around in a little while back. He had flown it in the past before it went into storage. I actually was giving a customer a ride one day who lived in florida and ended up knowing Kermit.
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#6 Post by bmc » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:47 am

The Breitling Super Connie is based here in Switzerland. Not hard to arrange a flight on the machine. As for a check out, I'd have to ask around.
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Re: Kermit Weeks

#7 Post by GyvAir » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:01 am

From his wiki page:
...At 17, with only model airplane flying experience, he began building his own home-built Der Jager D-IX (a biplane powered by a four-cylinder Lycoming O-320 engine).[4] During his final year of high school Weeks spent almost all his spare time building his airplane; he finished it in about four years, and test flew it at age 21.[5]

Weeks later learned to fly. ...
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