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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:45 am    Post subject: I ran into Jack Phillips Reply with quote

I hope it's OK to post a story; a little break from the usual I guess.

I was bringing my Stinson 108 down to NC. I selected Smith Mountain (W91) for my final fuel stop as it had a 'Bed and Breakfast' and I might get stuck there since it would be evening.

Sure enough, I couldn't get a ride to an ethanol free gas station at that time, so I was stuck. The flight instructor in the office called Jack and then arrangements were made.

I didn't know yet it was Jack Phillips.

So the instructor drove me down the runway in a small cart to the B&B, which is alongside the runway behind two hangers. At this point, it's almost 10PM. I didn't know at the time check-in was between 3 and 5 (oops!).

So Jack and his wife Karen met me. They had been at a friends house with others playing cards. I felt badly for interrupting their evening.

The (large) house is truly magnificent. It was incredibly clean, neat and decorated. I'll post a link to their website here. Karen prepared an awesome breakfast. The bacon alone was something unique….never had anything like it. DELICIOUS!

OK, so I'm leaving, and Jack is going to drive me back to my plane. We enter the hanger (where his car is) and all of a sudden, right there before me, was his Pietenpol…right there!

In shock and disbelief, I actually asked him what his last name was. "Phillips" he responded. Wow!

I told him I knew him from this forum and we had a short discussion about the Pietenpol and how much I had built (ribs, fuselage and horizontal stab).

He drove me down to my plane and he checked it out. We said goodbye and eventually the airport manager took me for gas. As I departed this beautiful airport, I looked down and saw Jack with someone. I rocked my wings and he waved to me. It was such a cool moment.

Small world.

If you're looking for a place to go on vacation, I certainly recommend you go to W91 (fly or drive) and stay at Bedford Landings. You won't be disappointed.

http://www.bedfordlandings.com

John Cronin


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:45 am    Post subject: I ran into Jack Phillips Reply with quote

THE Jack Phillips? Wow you lucked out!

Jack Textor

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On Aug 12, 2017, at 8:45 AM, Pocono John <tinmotion(at)yahoo.com> wrote:



I hope it's OK to post a story; a little break from the usual I guess.

I was bringing my Stinson 108 down to NC. I selected Smith Mountain (W91) for my final fuel stop as it had a 'Bed and Breakfast' and I might get stuck there since it would be evening.

Sure enough, I couldn't get a ride to an ethanol free gas station at that time, so I was stuck. The flight instructor in the office called Jack and then arrangements were made.

I didn't know yet it was Jack Phillips.

So the instructor drove me down the runway in a small cart to the B&B, which is alongside the runway behind two hangers. At this point, it's almost 10PM. I didn't know at the time check-in was between 3 and 5 (oops!).

So Jack and his wife Karen met me. They had been at a friends house with others playing cards. I felt badly for interrupting their evening.

The (large) house is truly magnificent. It was incredibly clean, neat and decorated. I'll post a link to their website here. Karen prepared an awesome breakfast. The bacon alone was something unique….never had anything like it. DELICIOUS!

OK, so I'm leaving, and Jack is going to drive me back to my plane. We enter the hanger (where his car is) and all of a sudden, right there before me, was his Pietenpol…right there!

In shock and disbelief, I actually asked him what his last name was. "Phillips" he responded. Wow!

I told him I knew him from this forum and we had a short discussion about the Pietenpol and how much I had built (ribs, fuselage and horizontal stab).

He drove me down to my plane and he checked it out. We said goodbye and eventually the airport manager took me for gas. As I departed this beautiful airport, I looked down and saw Jack with someone. I rocked my wings and he waved to me. It was such a cool moment.

Small world.

If you're looking for a place to go on vacation, I certainly recommend you go to W91 (fly or drive) and stay at Bedford Landings. You won't be disappointed.

http://www.bedfordlandings.com

John Cronin

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:04 pm    Post subject: I ran into Jack Phillips Reply with quote

Watch it, Jack

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:52 pm    Post subject: Re: I ran into Jack Phillips Reply with quote

The one and only. Yes, I lucked out.

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THE Jack Phillips? Wow you lucked out!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:34 am    Post subject: Re: I ran into Jack Phillips Reply with quote

Nice...!!! I sure hope to visit there some day.......

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:50 am    Post subject: I ran into Jack Phillips Reply with quote

I've never been to Virginia and may never get to meet "the" Jack Phillips, but sure do enjoy and appreciate his contributions to sport aviation in general and to the Pietenpol world in particular. John Cronin's story about his RON at Jack and Karen's Bedford Landings B&B seems to characterize the kind of warm and wonderful people who hang around Air Campers and scenic airports.

Now, I might just stand a chance of meeting "the" Jake Schultz and seeing his beautiful Rotec-powered Air Camper since his Newport Way Air Museum is considerably closer to where I am than Bedford Landings is. Jake, the pix of your airplane in the current issue of the BPA Newsletter are very impressive, and if I ever get to visit our shop, I'd sure like to see that Robert Parks layout sketch that you framed and (I assume) have hanging at your place.

I'll have to get a Tyvek bunny suit, hair net, booties, and gloves to put on before I enter the ultra-sanitary environment of your shop though. I have never seen anything like that! You make Mr. Clean look like the Charlie Brown cartoon character "Pig-Pen" ;o)


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