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    Covid 19 has put on damper on "Life as we used to...

    Covid 19 has put on damper on "Life as we used to know it" to be sure. In truth my sole optimism as a 71yr old retiree for living a 'new normal' anytime before I eventually die arises from...
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    "Who thinks there will be an Airventure in 2021?"...

    "Who thinks there will be an Airventure in 2021?"

    Heck, the way things are going, who thinks there will BE a 2021?
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    Aircraft "N" numbers 24118, 28, 68 and 78 are all...

    Aircraft "N" numbers 24118, 28, 68 and 78 are all Funks in different locations. You can use the FAA registry to check them out and see if any 'might' be the one in the pic.
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    It proved to be 'inspirational'. After watching...

    It proved to be 'inspirational'. After watching the whole movie, I fired up my Microsoft Flight Sim 2020, grabbed my Logitech and Thrustmaster plane controls, pulled my C152X out of its virtual...
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    Simply amazing and wonderful. The true pure joy...

    Simply amazing and wonderful. The true pure joy of flight.
  6. I couldn't wait any longer and sprung for the...

    I couldn't wait any longer and sprung for the Deluxe version earlier this week. It is a very complex, highly advanced sim compared to FSX-SE which I've been on for quite a while. YouTubers, SoFly and...
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    Since the middle of March, the outcome of ALL...

    Since the middle of March, the outcome of ALL Covid 19 mitigation, containment and recovery protocols depended 100% on WE THE PEOPLE following simple instructions and health safety guidelines. In...
  8. Simming also allows those of us with a lifelong...

    Simming also allows those of us with a lifelong passion for aviation but not the discretionary income to become a real pilot .... to fly. A good control yoke, throttle quadrant and rudder pedals, an...
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    RIP Jack Bally

    The Bally Bomber was an amazing creation and a true life's work. Deepest sympathies to his family on his passing this weekend. Met him at AirVenture and he sure seemed like one of the good guys.

    I...
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    " The gear is missing, it’s sitting on a dolly."...

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    The gear is missing, it’s sitting on a dolly."

    I was making a failed attempt at humor by my prop strike comment. Careful scrutiny of that picture also shows there is no engine in the thing. lol.
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    Gonna get a lot of prop strikes with that landing...

    Gonna get a lot of prop strikes with that landing gear though.:) Some folks simply have yards that are more interesting than other folks'.
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    " hat I'm hoping for is the non aviation vendors...

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    hat I'm hoping for is the non aviation vendors to quit coming. I love Airventure, but hate people asking to clean my glasses every time I walk through the hangers. And the ones who want to stick...
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    Buster Crabbe would be mighty proud says I.

    Buster Crabbe would be mighty proud says I.
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    Thanks for sharing the pic of two classic gems....

    Thanks for sharing the pic of two classic gems. The plane and the car. Best of luck of the documents search.
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    I have thought of recording them all to be played...

    I have thought of recording them all to be played in a continuous loop at my eventual Memorial Service - lol Beats just staring at an urn and some old pics.
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    as a free sample of the possibiliities........ ...

    as a free sample of the possibiliities........

    "Last July, while I was busy conducting a tram, my idiot brother called me up in a big tizzy. He had locked his keys in his car and spent nearly...
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    My hat and T-Shirt came today. Very nice looking...

    My hat and T-Shirt came today. Very nice looking merch. I'll wear them with pride.
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    DOH!

    DOH!
  19. The flight in my Pipistrel Virus SW80 from...

    The flight in my Pipistrel Virus SW80 from Niagara Falls Intl airport due West was uneventful, clear skies and a perfect day to go. The view of the falls was amazing. I circled them a few times, flew...
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    Then I've doubtless seen or heard your heli from...

    Then I've doubtless seen or heard your heli from time to time. I live close enough that late in the evening I can hear the air cargo jets reverse engines on landing..... over the normal 'hood gunfire...
  21. The best I can do is try to replicate it in...

    The best I can do is try to replicate it in Flight Sim X-SE - lol Which I think will be the plan for later on today.
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    I can pre-record some horrible jokes as I conduct...

    I can pre-record some horrible jokes as I conduct an imaginary tram?
  23. Amazing craftsmanship. And it turns what would...

    Amazing craftsmanship. And it turns what would otherwise be landfill trash into full-size aviation art. Pretty neat that he starts with a plastic model and scales up the dimensions. Not unlike a...
  24. Replica Military planes built from Reycyled materials

    Now this is how to decorate a large lawn -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV4IRFfH-LQ
  25. THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS! Amazing footage....

    THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS! Amazing footage. Quite the experience.
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