Author Topic: Calling Pilots and Aviation Enthusiasts  (Read 2987 times)

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Calling Pilots and Aviation Enthusiasts
« on: February 24, 2008, 09:10:29 pm »

Anyone have an interest in flying?  I am not a pilot, although I have taken some lessons, but my husband is a private pilot.  Aviation is a large part of our life.  Many of our vacations are aviation themed.  Annually we travel to Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the world's largest air show.  We are members of a local aviation social club, where he is the president and I am the newsletter editor.  We also own an airplane and live with it in an aviation community.

So I was wondering if there are any pilots or aviation enthusiasts here.


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Re: Calling Pilots and Aviation Enthusiasts
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008, 10:42:53 am »
I don't know if this counts, but U/L in U/L Flyer stands for ultralight.  I have a Hy-Tek Hurricane ultralight I keep hangared in Crosby, TX.    I made the comment one day a few years back to my wife I'd always wanted one of those things.  On my birthday, she bought me a flying lesson in a two seater.  The rest is history.   Weather permitting I try to fly about once a week.

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Re: Calling Pilots and Aviation Enthusiasts
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2008, 04:12:51 pm »
it sounds exciting, but I think that flying os one thing I wouldnt have the nerve to do, now jumping outta plane... no problem!!!

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Re: Calling Pilots and Aviation Enthusiasts
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2008, 08:05:34 pm »

Now why would anyone want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane?  :)


As an A&P mechanic for the last 18 years, I can say with confidence I've never seen a perfectly good airplane, not even right out of the factory ;)

Jumping out of them is an experience that cannot be described by anything else here on earth.  You gotta try it even if it's only just once.

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Re: Calling Pilots and Aviation Enthusiasts
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008, 06:06:07 pm »
I sooo want to sky dive.....
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Re: Calling Pilots and Aviation Enthusiasts
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2008, 04:44:34 pm »
Also, a woman in our flying club did it for her 75th birthday with her grandchildren there to watch.  That sure makes me feel wimpy!



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Re: Calling Pilots and Aviation Enthusiasts
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2008, 02:40:46 pm »
This is me in my Hy-Tek Hurricane taxiing out for another flight.  I have a (ballistic) parachute too. It is that white canister behind me.  The parachute is attached to the airframe, not to me, just like your Cirrus SR-22.