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    Chuck Slusarczyk Passes

    Legendary ultralight developer Chuck Slusarczyk died today (September 29). Chuck was an inaugural member of the EAA Ultralight Hall of Fame, and had a store of tremendous stories. His CGS Aviation was one of the first companies to strive for aircraft-like handling in ultralight aircraft. His music, and his infamous Muzzle Loader, will be missed.

    Although maybe not the Muzzle Loader....

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    Chuck and I were both fans of WWII flying songs. At a party in the 90s, we traded lyrics for the other guy's airplanes, to the tune of the old song, "Give me Operations". To my shame, I can't remember what Chuck sang about the Fly Baby.

    But I do remember the lyrics I wrote for him....

    Don't give me a CGS Hawk
    It's got a Rotax, and I'd rather walk
    It's ugly and slow
    Like El Pollo Loco
    Don't give me a CGS Hawk!

    Give me operations, way out on some lowly atoll
    For I'm too young to die
    and I just want to go home!


    Vaya con dios, el Pollo Loco....you've gone home.

    Ron Wanttaja

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    Chuck is a member of my personal “E-AB Designer Hall of Fame”

    Thanks for the posting.


    BJC

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    That's sad to hear.

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    He was one of the greats.
    John P. Adams
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    If it flies and puts a smile on your face, it's the best plane in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingRon View Post
    That's sad to hear.
    Very true. I had really hoped he would outlast Zoom ...

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    Chuck was a true character and the world is a duller place without him. Godspeed Chuck!
    Cheers!

    Joe

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