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Abashidze, Vasilii (Vaso) Alekseevich


Born Nov. 22 (Dec. 4), 1854, in Dusheti; died Oct. 9, 1926 in Tbilisi. Georgian actor; became People’s Artist of the Republic in 1922, One of the founders of the realistic trend in the national dramatic arts.

Abashidze began performing in amateur plays in 1874. In 1879 he joined the Tiflis Georgian dramatic troupe. A brilliant character and comedy actor, Abashidze was famous for his vaudeville roles. He played Karapet and Sarkis Bogdanych in G. Eristavi’s Miser and Lawsuit, Geurk in Antonov’s Solar Eclipse in Georgia, Avetik in Tsagareli’s Times Are Different Now, Zimzimov in Sundukian’s Pepo, Famusov in Griboedov’s Woe From Wit, Khlestakov and Gorodnichii in Gogol’s Inspector General, Murzavetskii in Ostrovskii’s Wolves and Sheep, and Scapin in Moliére’s Scapin, the Trickster. Abashidze is the author of several plays. He was also a director and the founder and editor of Georgia’s first theatrical magazine, Teatri, in 1885. Abashidze’s name has been incorporated into the title of the Tbilisi Georgian Theater of Musical Comedy.

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On the runway centerline and at or above the MDA, VASI or GPS glidepath/ ILS glideslope DH.
I broke out about two miles from the runway, lucky to pick out and avoid a Cessna scud-running just beneath the cloud deck, then scooted the rest of the way in at MDA until intercepting the VASI and landing in a stiff wind.
I did see the VASI and decided I could land beyond it.
With the pre-landing checklist completed, gear and flaps down as appropriate and a stabilized descent established using the VASI or other glide path aid, you and your aircraft should be in an excellent position to meet the runway.
Runaway 32 at Pax River has no VASI, and there is only water before the threshold, making short-final look like you're flying inside a black hole.
Runways served by an ILS, LPV, LNAV/VNAV, or RNP approach, or having a PAPI or VASI, have been surveyed and meet the visual area obstacle evaluation requirement.