Knox N199RS

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Sid Knox N199RS SE/FG

Airworthiness Date: 09/04/2001
Builder:                    Ricardo Salinas
Serial#:                    DMO 49

Sid had an unpleasant bird strike incident in 2005. "I was doing a night touch-and-go and was about at lift-off speed when appeared in the landing light, a bunch of Canadian Geese sitting on the runway. They tried to fly and had just gotten airborne as I plowed through the center of the flock. Rapid "thump...thump..." sounds. I was very concerned that one (or more) had passed thru the prop. I shut-down and taxied back to the hanger to survey the damage and then drove out on the runway and dragged the dead birds off to the side. Fortunately, none had gone through the prop....damned lucky here as the balsa wood MT blades would surely have shattered. No plane damage... just a bunch of blood and guts to wash off. I flew for about 15 minutes to dry-out things. All sounded and felt normal. I doubt that an aluminum airplane would have come out as well."