Now, this falls into the category of things you most definitely are not supposed to do when acting in an official capacity as an FAA inspector. Besides, it wasn’t even Skip’s Cub; this was a loaner from a really nice, local AME (aviation medical examiner), Dr. Ted Garland. The idea is to snag a line between two poles with a hook you throw out of the airplane after takeoff. You get really low, aim between the poles and, just before passing, add full power and pull up in a really steep climb, hoping to snag the banner and snatch it into the air without it dragging. Those poles looked like they came from somebody’s clothesline and the pickup was right into a setting sun, but I was determined ... and I got it, crowing, “Hey, whaddya think of that?” to Skip, who was watching with a hand-held transceiver.