After 14 Years, I Started Flying Again

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    Any other pilots out there?

    Oh man, what a joy. Flying was very addictive for me and I had to put it down for 14 years. Being retired now, I spent a couple days driving into Nashville getting current again.

    Life is good

    -Geaux
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    Welcome back! Flying is the most fun you can have with your clothes on.

    I'm a retired pilot. Flew for over 30 years but still keep my hand in the game helping out at a training center in full motion, level D simulators.

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    I thought this was a pot thread........... :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Awesome support you're providing. BTW- Love the F-4. I have many hours backseat in the F-4J and the QF-4. I was a photo chase photographer and have kept a few videos of the flights with the action redacted, edited out. One of may favorites is an FA/18 on our wing going into NAS Point Mugu and some F-16's dropping 500# dumb bombs during testing on the Sea Range. Seems our slow movers were were taking small arms fire over Iraq dropping leaflets. So, engineers devised a way to convert a 500# dumb bomb to dispense leaflets. Our job was to fly off the port side ~100' below the fighters from Nellis. Listen for the tone, then split S and follow the bomb after release to dispense of a massive toilet paper roll to simulate leaflets. What a ride, heavy g recoveries, burner back up to 30K then do it 4 more times

    Ending with a 6g break

    I used to be 6' but after that flight, more like 5'10" lol

    -Geaux
     
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    I wish I could fly.
     
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    Only when the wind is on the nose

    -Geaux
     
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    Never a better time to start

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    I just went two weeks ago to a local flying club meeting, I am kind of interested in learning to fly and it sounds pretty reasonable, $240 a month for dues, $40 an hr for flight instructor, $80 hour to use a plane, $10 an hour for ground School..

    Or does it to you guys?

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    I've used Microsoft Flight Simulator for the past 15 years and also was a member of an online squad that recreated WW2 missions in the Pacific. We used ded reckoning calculations in all our flights as the flight simulators we used were the entire world and used real latitudes and longitudes.

    What are you flying now?
     
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