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Old March 20th 04, 04:29 PM
tango4
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I give up!

Time to go fly

Ian


"Phil Jeffery" wrote in message
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You sad humourless person.

Phil

"tango4" wrote in message
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Does ANYBODY get my point?

I related to the 'when to speak up' thread in my posting

A situation arises, someone speaks up and then promptly gets the put

down
for his concerns!

Its easy to pass comment on someones flying skills on the internet, just
imagine how difficult this situation could have been had we been
face-to-face on the airfield.

Ian






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  #12  
Old March 20th 04, 04:44 PM
BTIZ
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I get your point ... but living were I do.. we fly year round..

I agree that many seasonal clubs probably should offer "spring checkouts"
for their renter pilots. But if the instructor has not flown all winter..
who "checks the checker"? The instructor that was able to get away from the
winter and go to an area that flies all year?

BT

"tango4" wrote in message
...
Does ANYBODY get my point?

I related to the 'when to speak up' thread in my posting

A situation arises, someone speaks up and then promptly gets the put down
for his concerns!

Its easy to pass comment on someones flying skills on the internet, just
imagine how difficult this situation could have been had we been
face-to-face on the airfield.

Ian




  #13  
Old March 22nd 04, 05:52 PM
Martin Eiler
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John:

I was so disappointed.
Often you fly your glider at my airport.

I had my hair curled and lipstick on this weekend.
And all I got for my trouble was called a "beat up old hulk".....

Oh. Sorry. You must have been heading to LaNeva. ;-)

Since we didn't see you at L71, we went soaring to 10,200 msl
without you on the 20th. One of the guys on Sunday flew about
250 km out and return. I was so disappointed by your absence,
that I took the Brit's advice.....

and went to a meeting room with 85 wonderful friends and had a
Spring refresher training ground school day, where we talked about
sitting in cockpits and being prepared, and re-reading that flight manual
(that generates new information while laying in the drawer all winter),
and landout site selection criteria, and map preparation, and navigational
electrical tools and use, and maneuvers that would be useful to practice
with instructors for accuracy landing training and crew preparation and
..... oh heck.
We talked all day. We call it Back in The Saddle, here in southern Cal.

So. We have satisfied both criteria.
We flew on one day, and talked on another about safety.
I think we must be ready to go fly now for the rest of the calendar year.

Best to all,

Cindy B



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Old March 22nd 04, 07:09 PM
303pilot
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No, please say it isn't so.
Actually giving up, acknowledging defeat as it were, is anathema to the true
spirit of RAS. A place where no discusssion is ever closed (still trying to
work out the 'right' choice for World Class Glider 7{?} years after it went
into production), no argument ever won (or lost), no opinion validated or
dropped, and no flight technique universally approved or consigned to the
dustbin of history.

Brent
Still typing cuz my first flight this year won't be until next weekend!

"tango4" wrote in message
...
I give up!

Time to go fly

Ian


"Phil Jeffery" wrote in message
...
You sad humourless person.

Phil

"tango4" wrote in message
...
Does ANYBODY get my point?

I related to the 'when to speak up' thread in my posting

A situation arises, someone speaks up and then promptly gets the put

down
for his concerns!

Its easy to pass comment on someones flying skills on the internet,

just
imagine how difficult this situation could have been had we been
face-to-face on the airfield.

Ian








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Old March 23rd 04, 01:56 AM
Cindy B
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"John Shelton" wrote in message hlink.net...
I get your point. I was joking. I am going to go sit in a beat up old hulk
and fly with a beat up old hulk before I fly. Then I will sit alone in my
cockpit for quite a while review all emergency procedures and practicing all
hand movements to match those requirements. Then I will get out, read the
manual one more time and then maybe fly. Maybe not.


John:

I was so disappointed.
Often you fly your glider at my airport.

I had my hair curled and lipstick on this weekend.
And all I got for my trouble was called a "beat up old hulk".....

Oh. Sorry. You must have been heading to La Neva. ;-)

Since we didn't see you at L71, we went soaring to 10,200 msl
without you on the 20th. One of the guys on Sunday flew about
250 km out and return. I was so disappointed by your absence,
that I took the Brit's advice.....

and went to a Sunday meeting room with 85 wonderful friends and had a
Spring refresher training ground school day, where we talked about
sitting in cockpits and being prepared, and re-reading that flight manual
(that generates new information while laying in the drawer all winter),
and landout site selection criteria, and map preparation, and navigational
electrical tools and use, and maneuvers that would be useful to practice
with instructors for accuracy landing training and crew preparation and
..... oh heck.
We talked all day. We call it Back in The Saddle, here in southern Cal.

So. We have satisfied both criteria.
We flew on one day, and talked on another about safety.
I think we must be ready to go fly now for the rest of the calendar year.

Hulk. I forgot to wash off my St. Pat's green face paint.
You meant Incredible Hulk, didn't you?

Best to all,

Cindy B
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Old March 23rd 04, 05:57 AM
Mark James Boyd
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Well, John didn't make it to LaNeva either. We had a
great BBQ lunch and even a steak dinner, and were not
graced by his presence either Sat or Sun

Too bad, I had a Whoopie cushion all ready for him too...

In article ,
Cindy B wrote:
"John Shelton" wrote in message hlink.net...
I get your point. I was joking. I am going to go sit in a beat up old hulk
and fly with a beat up old hulk before I fly. Then I will sit alone in my
cockpit for quite a while review all emergency procedures and practicing all
hand movements to match those requirements. Then I will get out, read the
manual one more time and then maybe fly. Maybe not.


John:

I was so disappointed.
Often you fly your glider at my airport.

I had my hair curled and lipstick on this weekend.
And all I got for my trouble was called a "beat up old hulk".....

Oh. Sorry. You must have been heading to La Neva. ;-)

Since we didn't see you at L71, we went soaring to 10,200 msl
without you on the 20th. One of the guys on Sunday flew about
250 km out and return. I was so disappointed by your absence,
that I took the Brit's advice.....

and went to a Sunday meeting room with 85 wonderful friends and had a
Spring refresher training ground school day, where we talked about
sitting in cockpits and being prepared, and re-reading that flight manual
(that generates new information while laying in the drawer all winter),
and landout site selection criteria, and map preparation, and navigational
electrical tools and use, and maneuvers that would be useful to practice
with instructors for accuracy landing training and crew preparation and
.... oh heck.
We talked all day. We call it Back in The Saddle, here in southern Cal.

So. We have satisfied both criteria.
We flew on one day, and talked on another about safety.
I think we must be ready to go fly now for the rest of the calendar year.

Hulk. I forgot to wash off my St. Pat's green face paint.
You meant Incredible Hulk, didn't you?

Best to all,

Cindy B



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  #17  
Old March 25th 04, 04:08 PM
John Shelton
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You guessed right. I was planning on flying with Harold in the Spitzer
Gollywomper. Instead, I checked the BLIP chart and gas prices and rode my
bike instead.

I think Dr. Jack should have a whole new category. I would be glad to work
through the formulas for him. You input your zip code and the zip code of
your glider port. You also input your type of vehicle. Then, the system
inputs the most recent fuel prices in your area and goes to
www.thebluebook.com to input your average highway mileage.

Then, using your driving expense, it will compute this against your chance
of having a good flying day and the results will be the NAH factor. If it is
up around 8 or 9, you hop in your car and go. If it is down around 3, you
say "Nah!" and go to Home Depot to start on the Honey-Do list.


  #18  
Old March 26th 04, 12:07 AM
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I would love to have one of those programs if I had one of the
following:
1) A wife so that I had a honey do list.
2) A reason not to go flying even on a crappy day.
I would ask that one of the paramaters be included to change the type
of vehicle to say a motorcycle with 50mpg as that would change the
entire set of parameters. And if you can add the motorcycle to the
list, don't forget to add the engine size and top speed so you can
factor in the price of a speeding ticket.
Brian Iten
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I think Dr. Jack should have a whole new category. I would be glad to work
through the formulas for him. You input your zip code and the zip code of
your glider port. You also input your type of vehicle. Then, the system
inputs the most recent fuel prices in your area and goes to
www.thebluebook.com to input your average highway mileage.

 




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