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Have you flown into the Gone-o-sphere?

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Old 07-10-2002, 01:21 AM
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Default Have you flown into the Gone-o-sphere?

Has anyone else noticed that as you get older you discover a whole new layer of the atmosphere. It's that layer of the atmosphere that I have given the name Gone-o-sphere. It's that area of the sky that you fly into and suddenly your plane disappears! We've a younger flyer at our field who flys old timers. His flights are always way up there where the planes gets really, really small and then poof , gone-o-sphere . Us older guys sit there and pretend we can see his plane, yeah right............

Just wondered if anyone else has experienced this unusual almost out of body experience.
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Old 07-10-2002, 01:57 AM
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That has never happened to me. I cannot get my planes higher than 11 ft in the air!!!! Then they enter the splat-o-sphere!!! Good Luck Dave
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Old 07-10-2002, 02:01 AM
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Originally posted by DavidAgar
That has never happened to me. I cannot get my planes higher than 11 ft in the air!!!! Then they enter the splat-o-sphere!!! Good Luck Dave
right, the "Splat-O-Sphere" is the one right below the "Oh SH*T-O-Sphere" right?
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Bill... "gone-o-spere" ? .. THAT, is funny...

However....

David's "splat-o-spere" is wayyyyy too funny..
You guys gave me a good laff,,
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Hey Bill, Im in the modelmasters club too. My names Jordan.
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Hey Bill,

I am a regular visitor to the gon-o- sphere with my Gremlin. After I get done terrorizing the earthworms near the splat-o-sphere, when the fuel is getting low, I enjoy climbing into the gon-o-sphere and killing the engine in a dive and letting it come straight down over the runway before pulling a deadstick loop to a landing aproach. The "wooooosh" of the wind as the gremlin pulls the loop just sounds really cool to me.

on a related note: does anyone know where I can find an inexpensive altimeter watch? I would like to try and document the altitude at which the gremlin crosses into the gon-o-sphere.
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Hey Bill:

You missed it Sunday when 101 yells out "I can't find it"! Turns
out for a few seconds he was flying a thermaling Turkey Buzzard.
When the bird didn't go where he put the sticks, then he got serious about finding his Gremlin that was last seen at 1,000 ft.
heading east. He looked like one of those "bobble-head" pilots.
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Randy that was just plain cold blooded!!! Tou werent supposed to tell anyone about that. Just wait till I can come up with something good to say about you!

At least my airplane isnt pink!!!!
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I KNOW the Oh *****-osphere exists. I thnk of it as a localized yet random fluxuation of the space-time continuum that can, depending on the size of rupture in the fabric of space, render your plane controlless to an unlimited degree.
Yeah, I think it IS right above the Splat-o-sphere! Never really connected the two...

I have witnessed the Gone-o-sphere too! On one particular day it was noticed as low as 350'.
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101 wrote:

Hey Bill,

I am a regular visitor to the gon-o- sphere with my Gremlin. After I get done terrorizing the earthworms near the splat-o-sphere, when the fuel is getting low, I enjoy climbing into the gon-o-sphere and killing the engine in a dive and letting it come straight down over the runway before pulling a deadstick loop to a landing approach. The "wooooosh" of the wind as the gremlin pulls the loop just sounds really cool to me.



The favourite trick of my old instructor was to wait until the last flight of the day, after most sensible folks had gone home. He would take the plane right into gone-o-sphere (just blink and you will loose it), wait until the engine runs out of fuel and dead sticks then glide that baby back and land straight into the pits.....witnessing his skill of flying that plane literally to his feet (remember he's standing in the pit area) was something to behold.

It reminds of the famous motto of the British SAS: "Who Dares Wins" - As yet, I haven't dared.

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