Treasure Hunt #8
Winner: Rick Burchill of Hauula, HI. Rick was one of five people
to correctly answer the question.
At present, there are two individuals who have answered all questions
correctly. If they both answer question #9 correctly, winner of the $500
cash grand prize will be determined by a coin toss with numerous witnesses
Methodology used: The fact that two individuals have won five of the
last eight prizes requires an explanation of the random selection methodology
used. I (Peter Forman) determine the individuals with correct answers
and then write the names on slips of paper. These are shuffled and then
used to determine the order in which I list the names in an email which
I send to my sister's house. I then ask for one of my nieces to speak
with me, and I ask her to select a number between one and five, one and
seven, etc., depending upon number of correct answers. Moments before
she selects the correct answer, I send the email to their address for
confirmation. Their computer is seldom on, and I feel confident that the
process proceeds without mischief. The nieces then are asked to check
my web site and ensure that I have awarded the prize to the individual
they selected by random number.
Answers were due by midnight, June 26, 2001
This week's prize:
Win a 40 minute aerobatic flight from Acroflight
with Clint Churchill in his Extra 300L. You may have witnessed some of
the incredible aerial feats that Clint performs in this plane by watching
one of his air shows. Now discover what a lomchevok feels like from inside
the plane by flying along.
You know the flight is going to be out of
the ordinary right from the first. The Extra accelerates on takeoff so
quickly that it has reached flying speed in just a few seconds. Up you
go, climbing like an F-15 and enjoying fighter pilot visibility through
the huge canopy. Aileron rolls? They're done as quickly as you can imagine
or as slowly and gracefully as you please. Loops? With a higher entry
speed, they're slower and more graceful than most light plane loops. Lomchevoks
and the works? Hang onto your hat!
As their advertisement says, "This
in not for the weak-kneed". If you have a desire to see amazing aerobatics,
though, you'll love the flight.
Week #8's Question:
In 1930, air race pilot Benny Howard surprised the world with
a stunning racing performance in his tiny airplane "Pete". Over
the years, Howard and Gordon Isreal built a number of famous racing planes
including "Ike", "Mike", and "Mr. Mulligan".
All of these planes had numeric designations beginning with the letters
"DGA". Later, the Howard Aircraft Company produced a number
of civilian planes including a rugged Howard DGA-15 which was flown for
years from Honolulu by Mr. Wally Waterhouse. Your question is what do
the initials "DGA" stand for in Howard airplanes?
DGA stands for "Damn Good Airplane(s)"
Select the correct answer and follow the rules
to submit your answer via email. Check out the prizes
link for a preview of future booty.