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Old 08-02-2017, 04:51 PM   #176
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Thanks for the pictures Chris. And I was able to save a copy of the one posted on EAA's Flicker site too.


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I flew airshows with Ned for a number of years. Before that I was he and Meyer Gutman's prop me/smoke oil boy when I had my Starduster SA-100. Before that I remember Jack Poage the original builder in 1962 flying airshows with it. It originally had a 90hp Continental but sports a Lyc. 0-320 built up to about 170hp now. It was constructed in the early 60's from a wrecked Super Cub so no good aircraft were destroyed in its construction. I was just a kid but remember it well. Jack, Meyer, Ned and I all flew airshows together. I was the kid they all took "underwing". Meyer and I built the S-2E together and owned it for 26 yrs. Wonderful fond memories and TOO many laughs over the years to count.

Ben Anderson bought it from Ned a few years back and has done an amazing job bringing it back to life since it was disassembled and needed much work when he got it. He actually welded up a completely new fuselage in the process. Ned had finished his Skybolt and didn't need two acro steeds.

Ben has asked me to coach him for competition so you may see it on the contest circuit next year.

If anyone would like to see the Midwing it is based at Harford County Airport (0W3 Zero Whiskey Three) in Maryland.


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Old 08-02-2017, 07:41 PM   #178
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The current owner of the Midwing Special told me about his video. I thought the airplane was very cool, made from Cub parts.

Danny

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwtpXxAInrs
This gentleman, is what's called energy management. Something not much needed anymore with so many high powered aircraft flying airshows today. I know too, having had an unlimited surface waiver with a 180hp fixed pitch S-2E.
It was a real treat watching the fella in the Bucker Jugmiester at OSH. I remember Bevo Howard as a kid, in fact I have his autograph from an airshow at Aqualand when I was there with my Dad in the 60's in our C-170.
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The Midwing made it to OSH. If you look in the background of post #100 you will see it. Totally rebuilt by Ben Anderson (who bought it from Ned) at Harford. My partner and I flew the Comanche out to camp and had a great time out there this year.
Unfortunately, Ned Surratt passed away this pass weekend in AZ from Pulmonary Fibrosis which he was diagnosed with in June. It took him quickly. Howdy and I flew out to see him 3 weeks ago. He was already in Hospice. There will be a memorial service for him here in MD on the 25th.

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Oh my I hate to hear that. Let me know the details and I'll try to be there on the 25th.

I believe the Midwing was built by Jack Poage who flew airshows with it before Ned. I don't know about Jack(before I knew them) but Ned had an absolutely awesome airshow routine with it. Jack was killed in 1989 during an airshow in a S2C.

I was also going to say, if the SC guys don't like it they can kiss my butt.

Very sad. Have you heard from PP lately?

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(Edit. Sorry I didn't see that Kris had posted Ned's routine above. I always loved to watch his shows and/or practice. And IMO Dave is one of the best airshow announcers I've heard. Aldino was a great place to have owned a Pitts back then. I didn't really appreciate Jack, Ned, Meyer and later Dave. I took them for granted. BTW I sold my SA300 in 1985 and ended-up quit flying for 23 years. I'm very sorry but I don't think I saw Dave's routine. I also should have let him fly my S1C back when he had the SA100)
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That cub is super cool. Love the unique ones. Attachment 27507
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Jack read post #177, I did mention JP built it. He crashed in a B not C model that we picked up in Afton and took turns flying it back to MD. What a fun trip with him! He was a riot, as you probably remember.

Thanks for the kudos about announcing but the guys liked my flying more than my announcing so they made me start flying airshows instead of running my lips...lol Howdy McCann took over that role and still does it today.

Ned's service will be at the Harford Memorial Cemetery right off the departure end of runway 28. at 3P on the 25th. Celebration of life party will be in Joppa at one of his friends farm and I can give you directions if you make it. Need to know if you are coming and a head count for the gathering.

I see PP on occasion at the airport.

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Dave,

As usual I talk before I listen(or read).....Yea, I knew it was a B. Not everyone knew his spiritual side. He once told me about his "crash" into the cornfield in the midwing I believe @ Falston. He had no doubt it was all over and he felt the airplane crunching into the ground....and then he was flying again....of coarse the leading edges suffered a bit from the corn. He asked me with a twinkle in his eye and that smile of his why God might have pull him out of that one?

He was a riot. He would be trying to get work done in the middle of the nite @ EMI and one of his police buddies would stop by and tell him a joke. He would call me at 3 am. The phone was on Marcia's side of the bed so she would answer. I'd hear her say, "Jack, don't you know what time it is?" as she passed me the phone. He would tell me the joke, laugh and hang up.

When I was with him he made me feel like I was his #1 best friend. It wasn't until his funeral that I realized he made 100's of people feel that way.

Sorry for the thread drift. We can talk on the 25th.

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Old 08-03-2017, 11:59 AM   #183
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I put together my arrival video with some commentary, and here is the YT link:

https://youtu.be/ouwNCcopyI8



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That's a nice looking yellow bird on your left there as you shut down! That was nice thanks for the posting.
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Jason,
Did you do the video on your phone?
Also, how did you add text to video?
Old guys want to know.
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Hi Dennis, I used a GoPro3 and a Mobius camera. I now have a GoPro5 that has GPS related data (speed,alt,track, etc) that can be overlayed too so that will be fun in the future.

I edit with Pinnacle software....so lots of fancy tools available, although I only used a few on this one.

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Thanks, Jason,
Was your go pro sync'ed to your phone so you could see what was recording?
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No phone synch although that is possible with their app. For this I just put it on a headstrap and forget about it. That way I can focus on the real job at hand. whatever it gets, it gets.
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Jack,
My Dad took me on his shoulders out to the spot in the cornfield. It really happened, I was there. Have Dad's home movies showing him landing at Fallston with corn all over it. Quite amazing.
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Chris, Curtis, me and Matt biplanes left OSH Thursday, someone got video around 12 and 13 minutes;
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I flew airshows with Ned for a number of years. Before that I was he and Meyer Gutman's prop me/smoke oil boy when I had my Starduster SA-100. Before that I remember Jack Poage the original builder in 1962 flying airshows with it. It originally had a 90hp Continental but sports a Lyc. 0-320 built up to about 170hp now. It was constructed in the early 60's from a wrecked Super Cub so no good aircraft were destroyed in its construction. I was just a kid but remember it well. Jack, Meyer, Ned and I all flew airshows together. I was the kid they all took "underwing". Meyer and I built the S-2E together and owned it for 26 yrs. Wonderful fond memories and TOO many laughs over the years to count.

Ben Anderson bought it from Ned a few years back and has done an amazing job bringing it back to life since it was disassembled and needed much work when he got it. He actually welded up a completely new fuselage in the process. Ned had finished his Skybolt and didn't need two acro steeds.

Ben has asked me to coach him for competition so you may see it on the contest circuit next year.

If anyone would like to see the Midwing it is based at Harford County Airport (0W3 Zero Whiskey Three) in Maryland.
You mention Jack Poage.....I owned an Eagle N651M that apparently he built or helped build. It was built be a Doctor. I guess Jack got killed in an S-2B?
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https://youtu.be/ouwNCcopyI8



<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ouwNCcopyI8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

I wondered who owned this S-2B? I shared your video on the Christen Eagle Fanatics Page on Facebook. I was curious which Eagle you flew up with?
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I wondered who owned this S-2B? I shared your video on the Christen Eagle Fanatics Page on Facebook. I was curious which Eagle you flew up with?
Ah, cool. Yeah, Brandon (aka Redwood1169) and I dodged the thunderstorms together on the way up there. He has the beautiful black Eagle with red feathers.

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You mention Jack Poage.....I owned an Eagle N651M that apparently he built or helped build. It was built be a Doctor. I guess Jack got killed in an S-2B?
Yes Jack owned that Eagle. In fact I flew it with him. I can't remember the building of it but I think you are correct, it was a Dr that owned it before him and he may have helped him with it.

Yes he was killed in the S2B I flew home with him from Afton at Martin State in 1990. I had just flown before him.

Sad day I will always remember....
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You didn't like my choice of words. As far as flaming there were a couple of negative comments. One by a guy that wouldn't be able to put an Ikea chair together. I didn't just pull all this off the internet. I camp at New Holstein when I go to Oshkosh and I know the majority of the cub forum members personally. The creator of the forum is a Kansas City native like myself. The mid wing is a compilation of Piper Cub parts. It's not like the builder chopped up a rare Waco.
So a few people make negative comments about the airplane and we are flaming it? I thought everyone was pretty positive except for maybe two. I was at Oshkosh and New Holstein, have I met you? Here is the thread I started about the airplane with several pictures.
http://www.supercub.org/forum/showth...Super-Cub-Ever


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