View Full Version : Unforgettable Landings!

09-11-2003, 09:13 PM
To continue the spirit of Parker's one-wheel landing last year, we had another Unforgettable landing today!

In the IF1 Heat 1A, Race #3 Alley Cat, piloted by Hep Porter, blew a hole in the engine about the size of a baseball! Hep said the cockpit was filled with smoke and since the engine siezed, he didn't have any idea of how fast or where he was coming down but he knew he was getting close to the runway.

The crowd and spectators held their collective breath as they noticed the engine and prop a quit well before Hep neared the runway.

With a huge sigh of relief, Hep touched down lightly and rolled to a smooth stop!

Apparently, Hep wasn't even aware that he had received a huge ovation...he just toodled off to spend a few hours at work and had just returned to fix the plane when we caught up with him.