Win Capt Force’s iPro Aviator

Hey!  look!  A contest!  I’ve done very few of these, but it’s time to do one now.

Want to win my iPro aviator from For Pilots Only?

The best original aviation limerick takes it! Write and submit yours between now and 8:00 pm US ET on 19 October 2012 as a comment to this post or e-mail it to me at  Note that comments to this post are moderated, so your limerick might not show up immediately.

Stay on topic. Rhyme and rhythm matter.  See the Wikipedia entry  for proper form.  Saltiness is fine (and is, arguably, an essential element of the limerick form). Disparagement of race, gender, sexual preference, etc. will get you the boot.

Multiple entries are fine.  Write all you want.

You’ll continue to own your rights in the limerick, but submission constitutes a license for Airspeed to use your limerick in future Airspeed media of any and all kinds and to attribute it to you.  You represent and warrant that your submitted limerick is your own work and that you have all rights in it necessary to grant the above license.

Steve is the sole judge and his decisions are final.

For what are you exerting your considerable poetic talents?  One iPro Aviator kneeboard (for iPad 2 or 3) from For Pilots Only.  The iPro Aviator is a well-made assembly of plastic, rubber, elastic, and metal that come together beautifully to turn your iPad into a kneeboard.  And, because there’s a flip-up panel that can cover the lower 2/3 or so of the screen, you’re not giving up your old-school notepad when you strap on the iPro Aviator.

If you fly straight and level all the time and/or don’t mind fishing around for your iPad on the floor or between your seats while your nose comes up and your airspeed decays, by all means just lay your iPad on your lap.  But, if you’re serious about cockpit resource management and having your information right there when you look for it, the iPro Aviator is a great way to secure your iPad for use in your aircraft.

The iPro Aviator and other promotional consideration was generously provided by For Pilots Only.

Ready . . . Go!

About Steve Tupper

Stephen Force is the superhero alter ego of mild-mannered tech and aviation lawyer, commercial pilot (glider, with private privileges in ASEL, ASES, AMEL, IA, and DC-3 (SIC) type-rated), and Civil Air Patrol lieutenant colonel Steve Tupper. Steve writes, records, and brings you the inside story about everything that really matters in aviation. He's flown with the USAF Thunderbirds, he's and airshow performer and air boss, and he's one of only five pilots ever to earn a FAST card in the glider category. Follow Steve's ongoing quest to do all that is cool in aviation at or on Twitter as @StephenForce.


  1. The pilot’s libido was fated
    To forever be ever unsated
    But radial noise
    And high-flying toys
    Forever will make him elated

  2. To hand-prop an airplane is scary
    Hands pulling on props painted cherry
    But this pilot knows
    A few strokes and she goes
    It’s really just like being married

    …too much?

  3. The weather was not VFR
    But my ticket says I’m IFR
    The dme broke
    Air traffic was choked
    But I still beat the lads in the car!

  4. A well rounded pilot from Branding
    preferred flying low-wings for landing
    He took his one-fifty
    and rolled her quite nifty
    then made the world’s first wheels-up standing

  5. A rather small pilot from Cito
    admired the size of his pitot
    When his girlfriend found out
    She wondered out loud
    if his side-stick was shaped idem-ditto

  6. A daring young pilot named Horatio
    Had a skewed takeoff and landing ratio
    He received a tongue lashing
    and his plane took a bashing
    When he landed crosswind in a derecho

  7. I know how to fly IFR
    My skills may win a gold star.
    But If I get too cocky
    My approach may get rocky,
    And the wife says “we’ll just take the car!”

  8. The iPad can be quite a tool
    It’s easy and requires no ground school
    Chicks might not dig it
    but what the heck, frig it!
    Whuffos will think you’re quite cool.

  9. The iPro I wanted was Forces
    I submitted some limerick-like verses,
    The deadline approached
    Only nine entries had broached.
    But no winner was told they had won it…!

    Just wondering who is the winner?? Fun stuff. Thanks.


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