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Aviation BS and Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by justinmbowen, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Apr 19, 2021 at 8:41 AM
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    aggr0crag

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    Congrats. Good luck!
     
  2. Apr 19, 2021 at 5:13 PM
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    MatthewMay1

    MatthewMay1 I'm an amateur professional.

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    Ah, I gotcha. What kind of dogs do you have?
    Woohoo! Commercial will be a walk in the park compared to what you just did :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Apr 19, 2021 at 5:18 PM
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    Instruments was “fun.” I was dumb enough to do it 3 times. Once in the helicopter, once in a 172 and I got my cfii in the helicopter. The hard part is over though! Commercial is a fun rating.
     
  4. Apr 19, 2021 at 6:33 PM
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    I'll do this in order, Lol.
    We have a chow border collie Named Jett, and a Corgi pitbull mix named Fiona. I call them the sisters because we adopted them on the same day, at the same time,
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    There's Otto the german. He came from via Westside German Shepherd Rescue in Los Angeles. Fortunately he loves snow and fresh water,
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    And the most recent additional, Hobart. He's also a chow mix. Not sure with what. My girlfriend says she sees pitbull, but I don't see it. Hes our third chow mix. She had a purebred chow as a kid, and it was stubborn and mean according to her. We've found that chow mix make the best dogs though, in our opinion. None of the nasty traits. Just mellow, sweet, go with the flow dogs.
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  5. Apr 19, 2021 at 7:37 PM
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    MatthewMay1

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    Oh I love that border collie. I used to have a pure border collie until she died in 2020. Now I've got a pure australian shepherd who's 10 months old.
     
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  6. Apr 19, 2021 at 8:22 PM
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    I shouldn't pick favourites, and I do truly love them all, but she's something special. Just such an awesome dog. Made my dad feel not all alone on his journey through alzheimer's. A real source of comfort, and such a great companion for him. It was amazing hearing him speaking to her clear as day when he had become non-communicative with everyone else. Hearing him tell her he loved her, and she was his best friend, made me sob happy tears during a difficult time in our lives. It's how we knew she has a gift. After we lost dad, we signed her up for a volunteer pet therapy group. She visits hospitals, seniors care homes, special needs classes, etc. Doesn't head to the middle of the room to be adored. Doesn't want to be the centre of attention. She wallflowers, and observes. Picks out who needs her most, which isn't always the patient. She's brought a lot of people out of their shell. Had people hug her, and just start to sob. Doesn't freak out or pull away. Just let's them release whatever they're going through onto her. Hasn't happened with any of the other dogs in her group. Yeah, I'm boasting on her, but I think she's pretty wonderful.

    And I just realized that I posted outdoor pictures of all of the dogs but her. Gotta fix that. Couple more dog pics, then I'll get back on track with the airplanes.
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  7. Apr 19, 2021 at 8:25 PM
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    Wow, what a special, gifted dog. Thanks for sharing!
     
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  8. Apr 19, 2021 at 8:51 PM
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    And in for pics of your new pup, and your departed friend if you’re up for sharing.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2021 at 8:54 PM
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    Aviation and whatnot...
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  10. Apr 19, 2021 at 8:58 PM
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    Wow, what an amazing dog. That's a very touching story about your father too...My border collie couldn't have been more different. My mom and I got her when she was about 5 years old and she didn't become a good dog until she was about 10. She was she a hellion! So much energy and no good fundamental training on how to channel her energy into productive activities. She was kicked out of three different dog schools and even returned home from a private trainer. Nothing worked! I have made it my goal for the Aussie to start her young and train her to be 10x the dog that the border collie was. It's so much easier to start from a puppy. She is already excelling at basic tasks. I've got her enrolled in beginner doggy school right now and have been considering signing her up for agility runs for when she's a little older.

    Here's Rosie 2006-2020. Don't see red border collies all that often but she had brown eyes just like your pup.

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    And here's Remi, who is snoring on my feet as I type this

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    Keeping with the topic of aviation, here is Remi in the plane sporting her Mutt Muffs. I'm a sucker for the herding dogs...

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  11. Apr 23, 2021 at 7:31 PM
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  12. Apr 23, 2021 at 8:00 PM
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    Nice! Rans makes me think of Vans and boy would I love an RV-8
     
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  14. Apr 26, 2021 at 9:30 PM
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  15. Apr 28, 2021 at 3:20 PM
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    Still working on my PPL but had two ‘greaser’ landings today, as my instructor calls em. Getting there.. :thumbsup:
     
  16. Apr 28, 2021 at 3:34 PM
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    Very cool, beautiful lines. Congrats! Nice to see the little wheel is in the back. Following along with an S-7 build is partially responsible for what got me into aviation 20+ years ago.
     
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  17. Apr 28, 2021 at 7:03 PM
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    If you can, earn your tailwheel endorsement while working on that PPL. You'll be amazed at how much more "dialed in" you'll be with your landings, even in nosewheel airplanes. Your sense of aircraft control during landing and with things like yaw and AoA will be to be a much higher level of precision than you'd think possible.

    Plus, all the fun airplanes are tailwheels. It'll open up the opportunity to fly some really cool stuff.
     
  18. Apr 28, 2021 at 7:10 PM
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    Working on my tailwheel definitely helped me get the 182 nose up on landings.
     
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    Looked for a few months, couldnt find a TW cfi that would do PPL, otherwise I wouldve. Hubby couldnt even find a TW within 3.5 hours for his cert. and had to hoof it. The only ones (2) around us were on floats for the summer or ‘in the shop’.. its a dying art around here unfortunately.
     
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    Thanks! It’s dads plane, not mine, he wants the little wheel for the look and I can’t blame him one bit. I’d like to build one someday also but I’m torn between the trike and tail wheel, it was easier for me to get into the trike but I like the looks of the tail wheel.
    Maybe one day I’ll get a chance to fly both and make a decision.

    From what I understand the S-7 is very similar to the S-20 which is the fabric version of the S-21, I’ve heard good things about them.
     
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