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Old 07-14-2007, 07:36 PM   #11
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Yes, I have a solo x-country endorsement.... I'm instrument rated and ready to take my commercial multi-engine checkride when I get back from the trip from Rhode Island :P
Ooops, Sorry, No offense Intended..I couldn't remember if you were working on your Private ticket. I guess I fell behind.
Just giving you a hard time, Curt! No worries It'd be fun if we could find an excuse to swing down to Florida and fly with you, but I don't think it would go over well with the owner of the airplane...
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That brings back a lot of memory'*, thanks for the pictures. I haven't flown for years, I used to go with a friend in a 172 and he would let me fly for about an hour at a time. What an amazing feeling. We took our son Mick up a couple of times and but he was so young that he would always fall asleep in the back seat.

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It'd be fun if we could find an excuse to swing down to Florida and fly with you, but I don't think it would go over well with the owner of the airplane...
Well, I, unfortunately, have come to the end of my flying career. My hearing has gotten bad enough that I failed the flight physical. Vision and overall health is fine, hearing is about gone. The last nurse who administered the test two years ago gave me a pass. No luck this time.
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Sorry to hear that, Curt :( Flying really is a joy, especially when you get back to the grassroots level. I think a career as an airline pilot sounds alright, but it'* nothing compared to the joy of flying a 152 around the USA. That'* the kind of flying they did in the early 20th century (not in a 152, of course, but similar speeds), and I feel privileged to have the opportunity to experience that kind of trip.

Thanks for looking at the pictures, everybody!
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That is awesome Ben, thank you for sharing those.
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Sorry to hear that, Curt :( Flying really is a joy, especially when you get back to the grassroots level. I think a career as an airline pilot sounds alright, but it'* nothing compared to the joy of flying a 152 around the USA. That'* the kind of flying they did in the early 20th century (not in a 152, of course, but similar speeds), and I feel privileged to have the opportunity to experience that kind of trip.

Thanks for looking at the pictures, everybody!
Yeah, I'll miss it to a certain extent, though I can't say that I've been flying lately..last time up was to go through the Bi-annual flight review. It was getting too expensive for me anyways....almost worse than racing

If the aircraft'* owner will allow it, take the window strap off for the next flight (The strap that only alows the window to open a few inches out of the frame.) It'* kinda cool to pop the window and it will float all the way up to the underside of the wing, turning the 152 into a really open-cockpit We did that a few times to accomodate a fellow who was taking arial photographs and wanted the window out of the way.
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