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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...
  2. 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!
  13. 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...
  15. 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?
  17. 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...
  18. Replica Military planes built from Reycyled materials

    Now this is how to decorate a large lawn -

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

    THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS! Amazing footage. Quite the experience.
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    I suggest that perhaps WHEN they sound the "All...

    I suggest that perhaps WHEN they sound the "All Clear", presuming proper health safety can be observed, a nice Summer road trip to visit the EAA Museum and Pioneer Airport might be in order. Maybe...
  21. I'm 71 and admit I've never been there, I "think"...

    I'm 71 and admit I've never been there, I "think" I might have driven by the place once? I don't do crowds and am too poor to enjoy 'culture' - LOL Some of us are like dat here on the Southwest...
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    I can't decide, is this Biden's, Trump's or...

    I can't decide, is this Biden's, Trump's or Bernie Sander's fault? - or one of the Kardashians'? - LOL
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    Hold the event or cancel it has ALWAYS been a "No...

    Hold the event or cancel it has ALWAYS been a "No Good Deed goes Unpunished" and a "Darned if ya' do and Darned if ya' don't" situation.

    When the opinion of half the passengers on the bus says...
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    My motel was as gracious as could be expected,...

    My motel was as gracious as could be expected, and my reservation for 2021 has been confirmed.
  25. IMHO it's for the best and of the two possibile...

    IMHO it's for the best and of the two possibile choices, the one that can't hurt anyone's life...

    I reckon I have an extra year to seek out the corniest jokes mankind has imagined, recognizing...
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