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      I KNOW, RIGHT!!! You and my wife are AWESOME!! ...

      I KNOW, RIGHT!!! You and my wife are AWESOME!! (maybe not in that order:D)
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      Merry Christmas to me! The girls snagged a...

      Merry Christmas to me! The girls snagged a mint-condition,
      autographed (!) 1st-edition copy of Sled Driver for me for Christmas.
      I am flabbergasted. Thank you Janelle and Hannah. You are the...
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      RIP John Glenn. :(

      https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-astronaut-us-sen-john-glenn-ohio-died-203210458.html
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      The discovery flight is a great idea. These were...

      The discovery flight is a great idea. These were among my favorite flights when I was instructing full time back in the day.
      He'll get the chance to handle the plane a little and get a taste of the...
    5. Great question. ...

      Great question. :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::thumbup:
    6. This ^^^^^^^^^^

      This ^^^^^^^^^^
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      My local shop takes pity on me, since I...

      My local shop takes pity on me, since I disregarded their advice and bought a 70-year-old airplane.
      I just give 'em the big sad eyes and they say "Bring the piece of crap over here and we'll fix...
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      Big Mike just massaged and pounded and pulled and...

      Big Mike just massaged and pounded and pulled and cussed and spit and Voila'! Perfect.
      Always a good idea to be on a first-name basis with a really good mechanic. :D
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      FIXED!! ...

      FIXED!!

      https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5711/30743738901_f626764ed2_c.jpg
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      Oops. But I do take every opportunity to throw...

      Oops. But I do take every opportunity to throw rocks at Icon and their BS. :laugh:
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      Where to start... How about Gern Blanston, circa...

      Where to start...
      How about Gern Blanston, circa 2010 (in this very thread):

      This company is like Elwood Blues' "Wish Sandwich". They WISH there was actually something to it. They've spent a...
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      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! That is AWESOME!...

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! That is AWESOME!
      Thanks, guys. Lucky it wasn't worse.
      Talking to the shop about an estimate tomorrow.
      Hoping your scenario works, Kelly. Fingers crossed.
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      Thanks, guys. Appreciate it The back of one...

      Thanks, guys. Appreciate it The back of one blade has some dings in it.
      Do geese have gravel in their gizzards? Something pretty substantial
      took some little chunks out of the wood, maybe 1/16th...
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      Birdstrike

      Dangit. 400 AGL, 70 knots, 8:30 pm, dark, WHACK-WHACK-WHACK. Lucky the windshield held.
      Even after being tenderized by Mr. Sensenich, that one hit HARD. Minor airframe damage and no
      injuries, so...
    15. Mmmmm... Constellation...:thumbup: (not really...

      Mmmmm... Constellation...:thumbup:
      (not really single-engine, though) :D
    16. Love the H-1. All subjective, of course, but the...

      Love the H-1. All subjective, of course, but the never-gonna'-happen cobalt doesn't do it for me.
      Some that do...

      Homebuilt F8 Falco:
      http://www.airnieuws.nl/movements/teuge/dec13/PH-IAO.jpg
      ...
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      Oops, yeah, typo. Gemini 8. Thanks.

      Oops, yeah, typo. Gemini 8. Thanks.
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      Jimmy Thach, Butch O'Hare, Marion Carl, Joe Foss,...

      Jimmy Thach, Butch O'Hare, Marion Carl, Joe Foss, John Smith, Swede Vejtasa...
      Any of those guys who shot down multiple Zeros with F4Fs early in the Pacific war.
      Tactics and gunnery skills FTW.
      ...
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      Neil Armstrong (Duh.) I drove out to the...

      Neil Armstrong (Duh.)
      I drove out to the Planes-of-Fame Museum about 20 years ago when I was stuck in Palm Springs for the weekend, and they were filming some sort of documentary, and who's standing...
    20. Thanks, Kelly. Good sport. What an awesome...

      Thanks, Kelly. Good sport. What an awesome flying machine.:thumbup:
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