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    Default Jet Quickie Article / TWERP crash photos

    Hey Guys,

    The article below is the first coverage of the rest of the TWERP program.

    There was some discussion about TWERP on AAFO when we were building up to the first flight, then after the accident we got so many great messages from AAFOers. Thank you for that, it meant a lot during a very complicated time.

    I apologize for the delay, these kinds of things are a professional and legal minefield and we needed to take our time to make sure we did right by our customers first.

    That being said we are excited to be able to talk about these details more now, and excited that Kitplanes Magazine is the first to cover the story or release crash photos. Thank you Paul Dye for the continued support of cool little airplanes.

    airplanes are cool

    Elliot
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    http://www.kitplanes.com/issues/34_3/exploring/High-Desert-Tales-Scary-Stuff_21769-1.html


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    Default Re: Jet Quickie Article / TWERP crash photos

    Wow Elliott, you are certainly one very lucky guy!! GREAT ARTICLE!!!!!!
    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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    Default Re: Jet Quickie Article / TWERP crash photos

    Quote Originally Posted by AAFO_WSagar View Post
    Wow Elliott, you are certainly one very lucky guy!! GREAT ARTICLE!!!!!!
    Thank you Wayne.

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    Default Re: Jet Quickie Article / TWERP crash photos

    I'm glad you were finally able to talk about this, I have no doubt a lot of people will learn from your insight.

    Also seeing the photo of the wrecked fuselage makes me shudder. I am so glad you're still with us!

    -Connor

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    Default Re: Jet Quickie Article / TWERP crash photos

    Gnarly! Glad you walked away.
    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Elliot,

    Can you please post the cockpit footage? It will be a learning experience for everyone.

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    Default Re: Jet Quickie Article / TWERP crash photos

    Great job Elliot. Both your insight to the real world & the fact we get to see you at your best at the 2017 Air Races.
    Lockheed Bob

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    Default Re: Jet Quickie Article / TWERP crash photos

    This may be too little too late, but it is worth mentioning. That visor you show in your photos is the incorrect visor for the MBU-20/p mask. That visor is cut for the MBU-12/p mask. The correct visor offers more protection, especially in the area where it looks like you got hit. Now, considering it knocked it off, maybe it wouldn't have mattered. But, I'd get it corrected regardless. You have to tell Gibson-Barnes exactly what you want, in my experience. I only buy there if I have to. Old lens with the "Contour" sticker is for the -12. Hard to tell the difference until you put it on. (my com wires have changed since this photo)








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    Default Re: Jet Quickie Article / TWERP crash photos

    Hey Tom I know it's off this threads topic, but do you have any recent pictures of your legacy you could put in a new thread? Would love to see how it's coming
    *My Air Race Site*

    Reno from '99 to '16

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    Default Re: Jet Quickie Article / TWERP crash photos

    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    Hey Tom I know it's off this threads topic, but do you have any recent pictures of your legacy you could put in a new thread? Would love to see how it's coming
    Sure do, I'll start one.

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