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Old Aug 30, 2006, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Buzz
Doug, why did you plant a tree exactly at the end of your runway?
Well, um....ah.....when I first planted it, it was a mere 10" seedling, courtesy of the National Arbor Foundation. I nursed it along, sort of got attached to it, and the diagonal runway was not as fully developed. This past year, the infamous Dogwood Tree, as it is now known, had a rather major hair cut. It's position is at the approach end of the runway, an approach being made ever more difficult due to the neighbors trees growing. I have to fly the "slot" with more precision these days, and the Moth remains the one plane that can do this without major incident. Jay Bird 2 and the Beleriot fill out the WWAerodrome activity, but it has been primarily Moth action. The Dogwood is scheduled for another major haircut, it just doesn't know it yet. Got to get the old chain saw oiled up! Attached photos show the approach 'challange' for WWAerodrome.

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