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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dawg, Mar 18, 2009.

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  1. Holy crap! What a picture! I'll bet a few of those I-4 motorists ended up with poopy pants when they saw that big ole Connie coming down on 'em!!!:eek::D

    And yes, we should b/s over a beer sometime!
  2. unclescooby
    Joined: Jul 5, 2004
    Posts: 4,939

    from indy

    Flying is easy. Cars don't go as far after they run out of gas.
  3. farm boy
    Joined: Oct 25, 2006
    Posts: 179

    farm boy
    from reedley

    got my A&P in '70 really never worked in the industry. My favorite instructor Bob Lock, ruint me cause all he'd teach is antique stuff, then I had no desire to work on anything modern. Took the ground flight course, part of the curriculum, and only an hr. of flight, the money thing, so sorry I didn't finish:(.........But I do have a couple of 'shaky Jakes'', Jacobs L-6 that need a pt 17 or a upf7 or better yet a Pitts SAMSON...Oh Yea!
    Just a wannabe, OLY
  4. It also seems to me that people in aviation are more personable and less critical of one another than those in the car hobby lately. ( except for that one comment I recieved over the radio above Bartow Airfield: "Are you a student pilot, or just an asshole?":D)
  5. Ramblur
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 2,101


    Hey Doc, Kermit has some projects going down your way. I believe there's
    a Kingfisher and P39 being done in Wangeretta?? maybe near Melbourne?
    That ring a bell with you at all. I could be totally wrong tho...:eek:
    Hawker Tempest V supposed to be heading this way from England too,someday...
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2009
  6. Yeah, the old Drage's facility in Wangaratta its about two hours north of Melbourne, I knew he had a P-39 that I believe is an ex Aussy P-400 (P-39Q) here but I didn't know about the Kingfisher, man I love those things!

    I love the pic of that Connie on the shallow glide path, what a sight that would have been. Awesome!
  7. HarryT
    Joined: Nov 7, 2006
    Posts: 536


    Got my ticket in '78. SEL, Inst.
  8. VanHook
    Joined: May 26, 2005
    Posts: 244


    Started flying in 96. I worked saturdays at the local airport for two years in exchange for flying lessons.
  9. I am not a Pilot, but my wife is. ;)
    We own a 1949 Globe Swift and a Piper Cherokee
    also live in an airport community called "Propwash 16X"

  10. Flat Ernie
    Joined: Jun 5, 2002
    Posts: 8,410

    Flat Ernie
    Tech Editor

    Got my PPL SEL in '83, but now do this for a living:

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    MC-130H Combat Talon II - Chariot of Armageddon!
  11. HellRaiser
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,240

    from Podunk, NE

    FAA Ops Inspector. SEL, MEL, Inst, Sea plane, PVT to ATP, CFI, CFII, 135, 121 check airman. "RET"

  12. synchro7
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
    Posts: 337


    Not yet, I have a Cessna 150F I have to fix before I can finish. Repainting it. Also all I have left for my A&P is the writtens, O & P. Before someone has a hissy fit, the strip and paint is being assisted and supervised by an IA.
  13. lostforawhile
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,160


  14. Shobra
    Joined: Oct 6, 2008
    Posts: 82

    from SLC, Utah

    Does my Avatar give it away?

    SEL/MEL CFI CFII and all those other letters...

    Gotta love "The Duke"

    Oh yeah and I built them for McDonnell Douglas / Boeing for 5 years too.....
  15. dodgord
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 78


    hanglider pilot! does that count?
  16. Super88
    Joined: Nov 21, 2001
    Posts: 386


    Private, but not current at the moment.
  17. ironhunter
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 406


    I was last weekend...yep. My son was sawing up a bunch of shit that was left from the the ice storm. He'd saw it and I'd pile-it...
  18. 1Bad67
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 221


    Never had my license, but I've taken the stick a bit with a buddy who has his, in an old T-craft.
  19. super plus
    Joined: Dec 14, 2006
    Posts: 566

    super plus

    I can drive a plane, just can't fly one
  20. Andy
    Joined: Nov 17, 2002
    Posts: 4,586


    First dual lessons in 55. Sold my plane in 94. The most fun was a J-3 landing on grass with the door open. You can hear the tires kiss the top of the grass. Also making 80* bank turns over the middle of Grand Canyon or flying thru Monument Valley below the tops af the formations.
  21. kustombuilder
    Joined: Sep 18, 2002
    Posts: 7,754

    from Novi, MI

  22. LongT
    Joined: May 11, 2005
    Posts: 941


    I've flown Maules. Had a friend with a private strip he had one. Cool plane.
  23. Tac flying, that brings back some memory's. I miss that!
    I should be biased about how good Aussy pilots are but I must say that the New Zealand pilots are better low level Tac pilots.
    Having said that..............
    I have had the privilege to be chauffeured around by some US SOAR birds and you guys are just insane......scary them shooting DOWN at us from a standing position insane, while flying over featureless flat desert! :eek:

  24. Bill Van Dyke
    Joined: May 21, 2008
    Posts: 810

    Bill Van Dyke

    Not much anymore but 30 years of fighter time. F-102, F-100, A-7, F-16. Great sights and great memories. Last legal napalm drop

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  25. Two things I learned from a gruff examiner during my commercial check ride:

    1. Q. What makes airplanes fly?
    A. Money.

    2. Q. What's the difference between knots and miles per hour?
    A. Knots are more expensive.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2009
  26. Ranunculous
    Joined: Nov 30, 2007
    Posts: 2,459


    I drive a forklift occasionally and move pallots.I even have a license.
    They're traditional pallots;old and rusty.Some are wood.
  27. Kramer
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 911


    PPL, SEL back in the mid 80's. Stopped flying for over 20 years, got back into it about 4 years ago.
  28. Hogdriver
    Joined: Mar 31, 2009
    Posts: 224

    from VA

    80 hours a month like it or not. It pays the bills and keeps me in beer, cigarettes and hot rods. Closing in on 9000 hours in the MD-80 but that's lame flying compared to the 11 years flying the A-10 Warthog. Now that was living! Life just ain't the same when you put down your 30MM cannon. By the way it only shot 60 rounds a second. 20 years of flying down with 19 more to go!
  29. CLSSY56
    Joined: Dec 19, 2002
    Posts: 1,219


    Last edited: May 21, 2010
  30. Love those things!
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