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Ok I gotta ask... any other NGW aviators here? If there’s a machine I love more than my GL, it’s absolutely an aeroplane. I fly a bunch of stuff but this one’s my favorite... for the moment.
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Cessna Caravan with all he underbelly compartments. beautiful plane. I only made as far as SEL and VFR and no turbine time, Maybe some day
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salukispeed wrote:Cessna Caravan with all he underbelly compartments. beautiful plane. I only made as far as SEL and VFR and no turbine time, Maybe some day
The most fun is to be had single engine VFR!
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Not lucky (or rich) enough to be able to fly a small plane, but for my 40th my mum and sister paid for me to go up in a Tiger Moth, great experience, and open to the elements!

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chewy999 wrote:Not lucky (or rich) enough to be able to fly a small plane, but for my 40th my mum and sister paid for me to go up in a Tiger Moth, great experience, and open to the elements!

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Tiger moth! What an awesome piece of flying history. Haven’t had the pleasure of riding in one of them. I’m not rich enough either lol... I’ll be paying off student loans for flight school for another 15 years to come :roll: I guess it’s something you have to have an extreme love for (or lack of sense) to get into
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Flying is a definite NO for me.
Here is a picture which includes me. This was taken last weeking while on tour with my buddies.
I am the bearded guy on the right making a GL1800 look small.
Planes are not built for someone of my stature.
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"lake" pusher prop was my plane of choice when I lived in Fla. Water landing certified. Before that, while in the military, had seat time in C 130's
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CYBORG wrote:"lake" pusher prop was my plane of choice when I lived in Fla. Water landing certified. Before that, while in the military, had seat time in C 130's
does seat time in the back of a c130 owned and operated by the Canadian Armed Forces scary air count? :mrgreen:
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Liam wrote:Flying is a definite NO for me.
Here is a picture which includes me. This was taken last weeking while on tour with my buddies.
I am the bearded guy on the right making a GL1800 look small.
Planes are not built for someone of my stature.

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Good lord Liam! How tall is the short fella next to you!

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wingrider wrote: My flight time has been limited to an old push pull double engine, and a powered paraglider.
337 Skymaster?
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Does working at an Airport count?
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A dream job...…..without a doubt
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I’m so old that the plane I've spent the most time in is a Lockheed Constellation (just the early version, not the 'Super Conny') .... was an Air Steward on those waaaayyy back when .... got some stories from those days for next time we're sitting around a campfire ....

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"Connie" is one of the best looking commercial lady's ever ( Opinion ) Very complicated piece of technology in the day. Father inlaw spent lots of time in them as C121's
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On my bucket list to get my pilots license one day, at least an S-LSA rating. Not sure I could ever own one, but sure would like to fly a Piper Cub style tail dragger off a grass field one day!
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