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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Thu May 30, 2019 4:17 pm


It's okay. We can take random stuff too.

Cockpit looks cool!

GPIG

Post   » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:01 pm


It does look cool how about an update?

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:06 pm


An update sounds good to me!

Erinspigs

Post   » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:12 pm


It was the most intense thing I've ever done. I had prepared extensively. However when the time came to suit up and get last minute instructions the adrenaline was overwhelming. I had never felt so much adrenaline and I remembered my Dad telling me how he would always throw up before playing football games due to adrenaline. He would go on to say never pass up and opportunity to throw up in a controlled environment rather than at an inopportune time. So I did and I felt better.

My pilot was a woman and I was happy about that because it's nice to know they are doing it just as well as the boys. She was nice but all business which I expected. She asked me what I had for breakfast because it was going to be in the back of her plane but I said I already took care of that. She laughed, it seemed to break the ice. We talked about our backgrounds, one of my heroes in flight was hers also, Kara Hultgreen, the first woman fighter pilot. Sadly, she died in a crash and we spoke about that which made what we were about to due more real.

Taking off is like nothing you can imagine, and we were on land, can't imagine a catapult. You are up and charging in seconds, effortlessly. I tried to remember all that would happen all I've studied about aerodynamics and for a while I did focus trying to imagine flying the plane. The Lieutenant spoke to me on the radio telling me what was coming and finally telling me to enjoy the ride but remember to breathe and do extremity exercises for g-forces. It became acrobatic.I handled it pretty well, I think. Just amazing.

bpatters
And got the T-shirt

Post   » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:22 pm


Wow! What an experience!

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:00 pm


I hope you fly many more times and the thrill never leaves!

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:33 am


Wow Erinspigs!!

GPIG

Post   » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:53 pm


I'm speechless, and I'm rarely speechless. You have to call later.

Lynx, what a wonderful thought . My fondest wishes are for the same.

GPIG

Post   » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:07 pm


There are several issues of our times I've never been able to form a pro or con opinion. The death penalty is one of them. Lately though I think I lean more to not waiting it. It's not applied equally, we know that and that's a major con. However, it's when I hear cases like this guy in South Carolina getting the death penalty for killing his 5 children that gives me pause.

I mean the guy drove around with 5 dead kids in a car for 9 days. Can anyone seriously tell me that person is mentally competent? What good will it do to put him to death? Will family cheer and be happy when he dies? It won't happen for years and then won't it just destroy any healing that may have taken place? Closure is a myth.

I don't know. I have respect for the guy who lost a family member and then waits for the offender to be convicted in court, witnesses he's sane, smuggles a gun into court and kills him himself. Fast, clean, applied equally.

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