Omg! Becky look at that….
Many congratulations on your comeback
I’m lucky enough to to fly gliders and power from a little grass strip in a beautiful part of the U.K.
I love the purity of flight in a glider and a few hours soaring in rising air currents is an unbeatable experience. I’m also a basic gliding instructor, taking people up for trial flights.
Also been lucky enough to fly gliders in South Africa and the French Alps:
Awesome photos. Thanks for sharing. It reminds me of one of the reasons I love flying: the birds eye view of the world.
The ground looks very close in your last photo!
When I first saw your username I thought you flew one of these:
I'm not an aviator myself, although my stepfather flew B-25s in the Pacific during World War II. However, I hope you all don't mind if I can share some family news that you may appreciate. My wife and I dropped our younger son off at college a couple of weeks ago. He starts flight training in January.
Thanks for sharing. Did your stepfather talk much about his experiences or have any photos? Understand that many vets may not want to talk because it dredges up painful memories.
All the best for your son's college and flight training. You must be so proud.
I have a few photos, and my stepdad and I used to talk about his experiences with the war before he died in 2004. The whole thing definitely left an indelible impression on him, and one of his squadron members wrote a self-published history of their unit which included some details that my stepdad didn't reveal on his own. (They had a pretty nasty time in 1943 and '44.)
Thanks for the good wishes for our son. He's really excited - we didn't get a chance to visit schools due to Covid, but we were hugely impressed with UND when we got there to move him into his dorm. All he's ever wanted to do is fly. I'm sure you know how that feels!
Great program at UND. I've found their students and graduates to be more well-rounded, capable, and approachable when compared to that other big flight school in Florida...
Boeing 737 Captain here. I've been flying airplanes since I was 15 years old...35 years ago. These are my workhorses.
Did you pick up that ‘71 from @ndgal? If so, very nice score
I sure did! William from speedmaster101.com was kind enough review it for me and gave it the thumbs up. I turn 50 in two days and have been looking for a good-71 for months. It arrived this morning. Couldn’t be happier with the watch and the seller.
Congratulations! Very nice pick up also, happy early birthday!
I picked up my ‘85 (which is as close to a birth year as I’ll get) from Ndgal and absolutely love it
Darn it. Another delay
Flew with the family by CrabAir, VC10, from Brize Norton to Dulles for a family holiday, when the kids were 12 and 8. For the youngest it was all about Disneyworld
but the eldest has since recounted their trip to the cockpit on numerous occasionally. Unfortunately, though, followed the money with a career in law!
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