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    Don't know exactly where this fits but I do get...

    Don't know exactly where this fits but I do get tired of dodging the golf carts. On the other hand a friend of mine bought a couple of cases of oil last year and the vendor hauled them to his car so...
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    Bill, No reflection on Norway but my grandparents...

    Bill, No reflection on Norway but my grandparents and great grandparents left Norway between 1860 and 1875. There must have been a reason. Yup. I'm 100 % Norsky. I've done all the research. Unless,...
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    I've been going to Friar Tucks for at least 10...

    I've been going to Friar Tucks for at least 10 years and never had any issues with smokers. It's about the only place you can ride the bus and walk through the fence and get a good meal with an adult...
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    Yeah! But the flight line isn't air conditioned...

    Yeah! But the flight line isn't air conditioned and Friar Tucks is...!!!!
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    I'm 80+ and about the only time I ride the tram...

    I'm 80+ and about the only time I ride the tram is from the Vintage area to the back 40 gate and catch a bus to Friar Tucks for a cool afternoon beverage. Otherwise I usually hoof it as there's a lot...
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    I agree on the Fisk arrival. Of course there's...

    I agree on the Fisk arrival. Of course there's always some jerk who can't follow the rules (or never read them). On the program in general I could do with less 'flip/flops' and announcers hyping...
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    I suppose because there is absolutely no fear that pickups will be falling from the sky.

    Probably so but you're running down the road five feet side by side with a potentially unstable piece of...
  8. I've never quite understood how Johnny Teenager...

    I've never quite understood how Johnny Teenager can jack his pickup to the point you need a step ladder to get into it or make a dozen other modifications but the aircraft owner is held to the...
  9. Personal opinion not to knock anyones dreams but...

    Personal opinion not to knock anyones dreams but the PA 28/140 project looks like it would probably be more than anyone would care to tackle. Having said that: I have rebuilt and recovered several...
  10. Slightly off the subject but I'm always amazed at...

    Slightly off the subject but I'm always amazed at folks who will buy a fine piece of machinery (airplane) and then tie it down outside and let the weather and sun beat it to death. Often they...
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    There are times when I attended Oshkosh I wished...

    There are times when I attended Oshkosh I wished I had a boat.
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    "Vacationing with pets, and bringing your dog to...

    "Vacationing with pets, and bringing your dog to work has been a "thing" for a couple of years or so. More and more hotels/motels accept pets. That said, there is a fee at many locations for...
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    The last time I flew commercial I noticed a...

    The last time I flew commercial I noticed a number of dogs (on a leash) in the concourses. I assume these are the new "emotional support animals" that folks can't travel without. What next? We have a...
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    Sort of like the old cowboy movies when you would...

    Sort of like the old cowboy movies when you would see a jet trail in the sky.
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    Nothing on the plate but the license plate holder...

    Nothing on the plate but the license plate holder says "USAF Retired".
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    We have an electric aircraft at our little strip....

    We have an electric aircraft at our little strip. Gull 2000 sort of like a Challenger. I think about 35 hp electric. When he leaves you know he'll be back at the airport in about 20 minutes (10...
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    Thanks Sam. I realize there is probably a member...

    Thanks Sam. I realize there is probably a member marketing program and it could be contracted out for all I know. I'll always keep my basic membership up.
    L16.
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    EAA Membership

    I've been a member since the early 80's. So today I get a notice in my mail that my membership is "now due". What? I pay every year. Well, closer examination shows I didn't sign up for War Birds and...
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    I remember flying out of San Antonio going home...

    I remember flying out of San Antonio going home from basic training (1957) landing in Chicago and hearing "(gong) Northwest Orient Airlines now leaving". They always started the notice with the...
  20. I have about 1200 hours. Started flying when I...

    I have about 1200 hours. Started flying when I was 40 (that's 40 years ago...do the math). I owned a Cherokee 140 for 25 years (sold), 7AC Champ (sold), L16 Aeronca and a 11CC Chief and restored...
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    Amen! I get so sick of dog owners thinking they...

    Amen! I get so sick of dog owners thinking they have to bring their mutts to every occasion. If it's a legitimate service dog I can live with that....period.
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    I usually head over to Friar Tucks for an adult...

    I usually head over to Friar Tucks for an adult beverage and sandwich later in the day. Air conditioned too.
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    It almost seems like there was a twin Mustang at...

    It almost seems like there was a twin Mustang at Lackland AFB when I did basic in 1957. Maybe the same one?? You can get on the base if you're a retired and going to the hospital there or know...
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    Another note not necessarily to the subject...

    Another note not necessarily to the subject above: about 95% of prisoners held by the Germany survived the war. More than 30% of those held by the Japan did not survive for various reasons.
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    My goodness....you can get a booklet with the...

    My goodness....you can get a booklet with the procedure, pictures and radio frequencies. How much more does anyone need? If there is a "glitch in the system" it needs to be fixed but I don't see...
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