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Old April 11th 09, 10:20 AM
Graeme Cooper Graeme Cooper is offline
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Default Glider destroyed by lightning (part 2)

Not long to go now until I return to the sky in a glider. This is 10 years after the last time that nearly killed the instructor & I.

You may be interested to hear that the gliding instructor and I will be interviewed live for your pleasure on Easter Monday at some time between 08.30 -09.00 hrs (GMT) talking about our last flight and our planned return to the sky. Those not in the Herts, Beds & Bucks area of England can listen to it live via the internet on this link:-
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console...ounties_radio/

The flight is due to take place next Saturday 18th April

Those who have not read of our story can view my webpage with the scrapbook of the days events 10 years ago on the following link:- http://sites.google.com/site/thebig4...attredirects=0

I will be updating it after the flight to let those that are interested know how I got on.

The fundraising has gone well, over 1000 has been donated so far by my friends, family, colleagues, and those in the aviation world. I wish to thank those in the aviation world for your support.

Not long now

All the best
Graeme
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Old April 11th 09, 09:41 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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Default Glider destroyed by lightning (part 2)

On Apr 11, 9:20*pm, Graeme Cooper Graeme.Cooper.
wrote:
Not long to go now until I return to the sky in a glider. This is 10
years after the last time that nearly killed the instructor & I.

You may be interested to hear that the gliding instructor and I will be
interviewed live for your pleasure on Easter Monday at some time between
08.30 -09.00 hrs (GMT) talking about our last flight and our planned
return to the sky. Those not in the Herts, Beds & Bucks area of England
can listen to it live via the internet on this link:-http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/bbc_three_counties_radio/

The flight is due to take place next Saturday 18th April

Those who have not read of our story can view my webpage with the
scrapbook of the days events 10 years ago on the following link:-http://tinyurl.com/cbrqcy

I will be updating it after the flight to let those that are interested
know how I got on.

The fundraising has gone well, over 1000 has been donated so far by my
friends, family, colleagues, and those in the aviation world. I wish to
thank those in the aviation world for your support.

Not long now


You'll enjoy it this time.

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Old April 26th 09, 10:07 PM
Graeme Cooper Graeme Cooper is offline
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Thanks George,

Well I did it. See my scrapbook of the days events of 10 years ago that has just been updated to include photos of my return to the sky:-
http://sites.google.com/site/thebig4...attredirects=0

Thanks to all those who supported me in this for your messages of support and donations. You have helped me to help the Parkinson's Disease Society help others. The total raised so far is over 1500!

I will leave you in your aviation world, My feet are safer on the ground!

All the best and

Thank you
Regards

Graeme Cooper
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Old April 27th 09, 06:05 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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Default Glider destroyed by lightning (part 2)

On Apr 27, 9:07*am, Graeme Cooper Graeme.Cooper.
wrote:
Thanks George,

Well I did it. See my scrapbook of the days events of 10 years ago that
has just been updated to include photos of my return to the sky:-http://tinyurl.com/cbrqcy

Thanks to all those who supported me in this for your messages of
support and donations. You have helped me to help the Parkinson's
Disease Society help others. The total raised so far is over 1500!

I will leave you in your aviation world, My feet are safer on the
ground!


Congratulations. Big step!
And we'll be here when you come back :-)
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Old May 16th 09, 04:56 PM
Graeme Cooper Graeme Cooper is offline
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Sorry Im back again, I have recently updated my scrapbook to include the TV and radio interviews of my return flight and a film of the reconstruction if you are interested. See :- http://sites.google.com/site/thebig4...theskiesagain/

By for now

Graeme Cooper
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Old May 19th 09, 07:18 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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Default Glider destroyed by lightning (part 2)

So Graeme,

Did you enjoy flying the glider?
Why don't you keep on going? Learn to fly, in other words?
As you may have noticed flying is an incredible, wonderful adventure
who's experience is definately enhanced by a pilot's certificate in
your wallet!
Gliders, powered airplanes, balloons, helicopters, flying is wonderful
and I encourage you to not let this be the only flying you have done
with the stick in your hands. Keep the lessons going, certificated
pilots are a rare breed, and a pilot who's done more takeoffs than
landings is even rarer!

I have not yet taken my 7 year old daughter flying but that day will
be one of the highlights of my flying "career" (I don't fly for a
living, yet, just enjoyment, hence the quotation marks). Alyssa, my
daughter, asks about it regularly but I'm not current at this time.
Can you imagine the thrill of taking your precious girls up for the
first time while daddy is the driver?!

Keep taking lessons, Graeme, you will not ever regret becoming a
certificated pilot! Take it from those of us here at RAP!

Ricky



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Old May 20th 09, 06:42 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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Default Glider destroyed by lightning (part 2)

On May 20, 6:18*am, Ricky wrote:
*So Graeme,

Did you enjoy flying the glider?
Why don't you keep on going? Learn to fly, in other words?
As you may have noticed flying is an incredible, wonderful adventure
who's experience is definately enhanced by a pilot's certificate in
your wallet!
Gliders, powered airplanes, balloons, helicopters, flying is wonderful
and I encourage you to not let this be the only flying you have done
with the stick in your hands. Keep the lessons going, certificated
pilots are a rare breed, and a pilot who's done more takeoffs than
landings is even rarer!

I have not yet taken my 7 year old daughter flying but that day will
be one of the highlights of my flying "career" (I don't fly for a
living, yet, just enjoyment, hence the quotation marks). Alyssa, my
daughter, asks about it regularly but I'm not current at this time.
Can you imagine the thrill of taking your precious girls up for the
first time while daddy is the driver?!

Keep taking lessons, Graeme, you will not ever regret becoming a
certificated pilot! Take it from those of us here at RAP!


Wasting your time. He's not got what it takes.

Cheers
 




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