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  1. DoctorEvil Aug 27, 2021

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    Hahaha
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  2. Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Aug 27, 2021

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  3. DoctorEvil Aug 27, 2021

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    Lol !
     
  4. Spruce Sunburst dial fan Aug 27, 2021

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    @Mad Dog,
    Many congratulations on your comeback :)
     
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  5. Dash1 Aug 28, 2021

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    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.
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    Also been lucky enough to fly gliders in South Africa and the French Alps:

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  6. DoctorEvil Aug 28, 2021

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    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! :D
     
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  7. DoctorEvil Aug 31, 2021

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  9. flw history nerd Aug 31, 2021

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    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.
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  10. DoctorEvil Aug 31, 2021

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    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.
     
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  11. flw history nerd Aug 31, 2021

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    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!
     
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  12. 64Wing Sep 1, 2021

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    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...
     
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  13. EskimoJoe Sep 1, 2021

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    Boeing 737 Captain here. I've been flying airplanes since I was 15 years old...35 years ago. These are my workhorses.
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  14. Scarecrow Boat Burt Macklin, FBI Sep 1, 2021

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  15. EskimoJoe Sep 1, 2021

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    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.
     
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  16. Scarecrow Boat Burt Macklin, FBI Sep 1, 2021

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    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
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  17. EskimoJoe Sep 1, 2021

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    Thanks!!
     
  18. DoctorEvil Sep 1, 2021

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    Darn it. Another delay :(
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  19. Dug Sep 3, 2021

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    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
     
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  20. Dug Sep 3, 2021

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    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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