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Old 01-11-2021, 02:07 PM   #87655
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Okay, let's do the one upsmanship.

SimUFlight in Dallas has 6 or so 11 million dollar simulators. A fried was a flght instructor for the LearJet 25. You go up the platform ramp/stairs and into a box like room and this is where the computers are. I got into the left seat and Earlene (in a skirt) got into the right. I will tell you that the pilot and co-pilot area is very very tight.

My friend said he would control the power but I had everything else. As we started to roll I asked what the lift off speed would be and he replied 120. As we reached 120 I pulled back on the yoke and off we went.

In front of me were two towers and I asked If I could fly between them. He laughed and said sure. As I got to the towers I banked and went between them. He called me a smart something or other and said look out your port window. "See that air strip over there, that's Love Field and you need to land there now." I started my bank and he cut an engine. Nope, no crash, I continued the bank and landed safely.

All that was due to a few years playing with Flight Simulator on the computer. I never did get good on carrier landings.

Quite an experience for sure.

Oh, those simulators at SimUFlight could re-qualify a pilot without him ever leaving the ground.
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Old 01-11-2021, 02:12 PM   #87656
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Woah!!
Hold 'er down Newt (Wayne) she's headin' for the ditch!!
I'm very happy that someone did not come up and put a quarter in that machine. I'd have been bucked off.

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Last Tuesday??
Nope! Yesterday.

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I remember that day. It was before he got his new hearing aids. He came over to me and said, ďSee that young girl over there... she said I looked like a jockeyĒ.
No Wayne she said you look like a jackaó, get your hearing aids checked!

Some previous portions of this reply may or may not be fake.
Just more of Tim's fake news.
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Old 01-11-2021, 04:55 PM   #87657
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I built a Flight Simulator building for the C-17 aircraft. Had to leave a large portion of a wall out to install the simulator. When the building was finished I got to fly the simulator.

Also built a facility to train how to pack a C-17. Put the fuselage in the building to do the training.

Built a maintenance complex for the Predator. One day 3 of us were invited to the control room to observe a mission. We were in Nevada the mission was in Afghanistan.
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:02 PM   #87658
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Simulator, I donít need no simulator.
When middle son was living in Missouri one of his older church members invited him and me to go up in his Cessna that seated 4. He put me up front beside him for better weight distribution. Once in the air he ask if I wanted to fly it some. Sure so a quick lesson in do this donít do that and I was flying. We were over the Lake of the Ozarks and I was directed to just stay level and fly along the length of the lake.

I thought we had been flying away from the airport the whole time up till he ask if I wanted to land it . I declined so he said turn toward the airport. My question was where is it. That was my first and last time to pilot an aircraft.

Next time Iíll tell about my alien and spaceship encounter!
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:16 PM   #87659
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Next time Iíll tell about my alien and spaceship encounter!
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Please intervene, make him leave out the part about the probing. I have a strong stomach and almost lost it when he related that story at Idanha.



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I decided her name will be DZA (Deeza) because it is listed on the license plate. QB was a close second but having DZA permanently inscribed on the back of her won out. Thanks for all the help!

BTW - DZA cannot be towed 4 down so she won’t travel with us. She's just my "go to town car". Town, aka Yuma, is a 150+ miles round trip. Ranger has the honor of being towed behind Homer because he has a 5 speed manual transmission.

Ok, back to comparing your airplane stories guys.
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How about your trip to the hot place. Oh, that's coming!
No plans on going to Texas this year!

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Please intervene, make him leave out the part about the probing. I have a strong stomach and almost lost it when he related that story at Idanha.

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I decided her name will be DZA (Deeza) because it is listed on the license plate. QB was a close second but having DZA permanently inscribed on the back of her won out. Thanks for all the help!

BTW - DZA cannot be towed 4 down so she wonít travel with us. She's just my "go to town car". Town, aka Yuma, is a 150+ miles round trip. Ranger has the honor of being towed behind Homer because he has a 5 speed manual transmission.

Ok, back to comparing your airplane stories guys.

Good choice!
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Simulator, I donít need no simulator.

When middle son was living in Missouri one of his older church members invited him and me to go up in his Cessna that seated 4. He put me up front beside him for better weight distribution. Once in the air he ask if I wanted to fly it some. Sure so a quick lesson in do this donít do that and I was flying. We were over the Lake of the Ozarks and I was directed to just stay level and fly along the length of the lake.



I thought we had been flying away from the airport the whole time up till he ask if I wanted to land it . I declined so he said turn toward the airport. My question was where is it. That was my first and last time to pilot an aircraft.



Next time Iíll tell about my alien and spaceship encounter!


For my birthday several years ago, my wife bought me a discovery flight. Itís for people who are thinking of becoming pilots. The pilot does the take off and landing, but you do all the flying in between. We were only about 100 feet off the ground, going over the perimeter fence when he said ďtake us up to 2500 feet and turn southĒ. He was new to the area, so I showed him around. When the hour was up, he pointed me toward the air port and adjusted the flaps. I was looking at the runway getting close. I looked at him and said ďl will try to land if you want me toĒ and his reply was ďoh, do you want me to take over?Ē Great experience. Would love to do it again sometime
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For my birthday several years ago, my wife bought me a discovery flight. Itís for people who are thinking of becoming pilots. The pilot does the take off and landing, but you do all the flying in between. We were only about 100 feet off the ground, going over the perimeter fence when he said ďtake us up to 2500 feet and turn southĒ. He was new to the area, so I showed him around. When the hour was up, he pointed me toward the air port and adjusted the flaps. I was looking at the runway getting close. I looked at him and said ďl will try to land if you want me toĒ and his reply was ďoh, do you want me to take over?Ē Great experience. Would love to do it again sometime


I agree it was fun. I have several friends that have planes. It seems to dominate their lives, they are always hanging out at the hanger. One was always trying to get me to go with him on quick trips. He transported bodies for funeral homes. Said they didnít talk much and that maid for long trips.

I did take a trip with one guy that needed to video some property. My job was camera man and was in the back seat of a 4 setter. As we approached the property he told me to get ready, he would tilt the plane in a big spiral so I could film out the side window. Worked good but we just kept getting lower and lower and lower. When ask did I film it all my reply was YES!
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I would encourage anybody to go to their local sailplane airport and go up in a 2 or 3 place sailplane. It could change your life, but in a good way! Joining a soaring club is surprisingly affordable and sailplanes are quite safe in that even if you crash one it is usually at a very low speed. (just being practical! )
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I would encourage anybody to go to their local sailplane airport and go up in a 2 or 3 place sailplane. It could change your life, but in a good way! Joining a soaring club is surprisingly affordable and sailplanes are quite safe in that even if you crash one it is usually at a very low speed. (just being practical! )
Iíve seen videos of those flights that were very peaceful. But! I didnít always pay attention in physics class but I do remember this, objects do fall at the same rate! (Iím aware of the gliding part, just pilling your leg.)
Welcome to the thread.

My theory now is, if man was mint to fly, he should have a airline ticket !
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My theory now is, if man was mint to fly, he should have a airline ticket !
I would agree with that if it wasnít for all the dangers in the airport presently. Going through security is an absolute nightmare! And if you make it through the flight and home without catching COVID-19 youíre really lucky!
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