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    Flight of a lifetime

    All week long, our house has beeing buzzed by P-51s, SBD dive bombers, an occasional B-25 and even a B-17. The Experimantal Aircraft Association is holding their annual fly-in about 20 miles north of me. A few of the warbirds use the local airstrip about a mile from home. This morning, my wife and I were sitting out back and after a low flying vintage plane flew over, I remarked, "That's going on my bucket list to fly in one of those." She said, "Lets go. Here's your chance." I was ready to go in about 30 seconds! We went out and I took a 30 minute flight in a WWII vintage T-6 Texan, flying manuevers over the city and surrounding countryside. It was great, though my stomach did more than one flip-flop when he pulled out of a dive or rolled over! By the way, do I have a great wife, or what?
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    Glad you had fun! "The Experimental Aircraft Association" is certainly a name that inspires confidence. You should have taken Lewisipso along!

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    Lew could have sat on my lap! I'm sure he would have had a ball!
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    Lew could have sat on my lap! I'm sure he would have had a ball!

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    Um. No. Thanks anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    Um. No. Thanks anyway.
    You'd have loved it Lew! We were pulling a couple of "Gs" a few times!
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    Here's my ride:
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    Here's my ride:
    What? No GUNS?

    Bummer.

    Congrats. Bet it was a blast.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunguy View Post
    What? No GUNS?

    Bummer.

    Congrats. Bet it was a blast.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IMGreat101 View Post
    That's a trainer.

    keith will be skydiving next.....
    Still coulda put guns on it . . . .

    Never know when or where the zombies might show up. Gotta be ready, you know.

    And as for Keith skydiving, do they make parachutes in his size?


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    I HAVE been skydiving a couple of times, you miserable Butt-munchers!
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    If money were no object, I would have a P-51. I've always liked the look and sound of those planes.


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    The plane I flew on was an LT-6 "Mosquito " that had been equipped with rockets in the Korean War and was used as a path-finder to mark for airstrikes. They wanted $1500 for a P51 flight. I chose the economy flight!
    For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.

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    Flight Of A Lifetime

    My wife and I went to Oshkosh almost 20 years ago and I had a great time.

    On a slightly related note, my wife and I took a balloon flight last spring. We had a great time and it was the first balloon flight for either one of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    I HAVE been skydiving a couple of times, you miserable Butt-munchers!

 

 

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