Here….. by popular demand, the encore performance of “Two Pilots, One Plane” written & performed by Kelly Jeffries. Kelly performed for us Friday night at the Lady Taildraggers Fly-in and was such a hit she did a repeat performance Saturday night!
Two Pilots, One PlaneÂ by Kelly Jeffries
Itâ€™s not always easy but it can be fun, when you got two pilots but the airplane is one.
We started our adventure October â€™03 with several crates of airplane parts, all for me.
Well not really for me before you can panic, it was built for me, I sleep with my mechanic.
In my head I repeat this simple refrain, weâ€™re going to have a really sweet plane.
My part in the process was simple or so I thought, clean the house, feed the wrench turner and fly the plane I bought.
But I was mistaken from day number one, and the problem all started with that silly intercom.
See we live in an airpark and the hangar is right there, itâ€™s great for building an airplane to share.
In my head I repeat this simple refrain, my husband really is building us a plane.
So we have an intercom to call from hangar and back, so simple and cheap, damn you Radio Shack!
For providing the means for hubby to say, hurry up, get over here, I need you right away!
Â In my head I repeat this simple refrain, when this is all over, Iâ€™ll have a new plane.
Heâ€™s wedged in the tail with his butt in the air, get me the thing, the THING, itâ€™s right over there!
Which thing is the thing I say with a shout, how in the hell am I supposed to figure this out?
The RED AND BLACK HANDLED THING you should know how I think, couldnâ€™t build this without it, donâ€™t be such a dink.
In my head I repeat this simple refrain, when this is all over, Iâ€™ll have a new plane.
Hold the bucking bar, the level, the engine, the wing, I guess Iâ€™m good for holding nearly everything.
In his defense, heâ€™s a type A, a stereotypical model, which means that in building, he sure didnâ€™t dawdle.
So on a sleety winters day, March of 2005, the FAA man and the Special Airworthiness Certificate did arrive.
In my head I repeat this simple refrain, now inspection is over, Iâ€™ve got a new plane.
Hubby is repairman and test pilot too; fly off 40 hours and test phase is through.
When the test flying is finally over and done; letâ€™s get in the plane and head for Sun-n-Fun.
In my head I repeat this simple refrain, test flying is over, let me fly my new plane.
Now is my chance to say with a swagger; Iâ€™m one of those Ladies that flies a Taildragger.
But my tailwheel time is actually kinda thin; do I really know what Iâ€™m getting in?
In my head I repeat this simple refrain, whatever you do, donâ€™t f ** up this plane!
Well with that all behind me itâ€™s time to head out, â€˜cuz flying places is what Fifiâ€™s all about.
Now hold on a second, with takeoff time at hand; hereâ€™s two headstrong flyers, whoâ€™s pilot-in-command?
In my head I repeat this simple refrain; perhaps we should have built a second airplane.
Weâ€™ll do it like the airlines, as we do everyday; switch flying each leg is the easiest way.
Now many of you know thatâ€™s easier said than done; when aforementioned spouse is Type A number one.
So we found out from the start through trial and error; that letting him fly, causes him much less terror.
But before you think our flying together is grim, itâ€™s not; but you have to know the partner youâ€™ve got.
Itâ€™s give and take in flying and in life; if you really stand a chance as husband and wife.
In my head I repeat this simple refrain, I flew here alone in my pretty airplane.