“Are you talk’n to me?!
Typo. Should have been “me”
By the end of the day, I looked like Calvin with cuts, scrapes, and bruises, but I did know how to ride a bicycle.
Best place in world to float is down the Ichnatuckee River outside White Springs, Florida, spring fed, clear, 72F. It does not get any better than that.
My grandmother had my dad’s kid brother in her mid-40s. So I have an uncle that is only 8 years older than I am and functioned as a big brother when I was growing up. Somewhere around age 6, he decided that he was going to teach me to ride a bicycle by repeatedly putting mr on my aunt’s bicycle (5 years older) and pushing me down the slope of my grandparent’s front yard.
Every pilot I know loves to hanger fly, so here is my flying story. The only aircraft I ever piloted was a Cessna 172 that I owned for 15 years. Pilots in the southeast had a not well known motel on a key that could only be reached by light aircraft or weekly ferry. The place featured a grass field that was used to train glider pilots during WWII. It was soft, muddy and short with a large sand dune on one end and tall pine trees on the other.
Landing was easy, just drop over the dune or trees and when you touched down you did not roll very far.
Take offs were a white knuckle adventure. You taxied to the end, shut down the engine, got out and pushed the aircraft the last 10 feet until the rudder touched the trees or dune. Then it was a standard short field takeoff. Set the brakes. Bring the the engine to full power and release the brakes. Gain speed slowly through the soft field to around 40 knots, pull up then level in the ground effect till the last possible moment then do a fighter pilot take off. You would clear the obstruction by a few feet with the stall warning blowing.
Ann is fast on her feet and a skilled con artist. Look for her to slither out of this.
Another factoid. When Lyndon Johnson became President he had the ENTIRE infrastructure of the John F Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida, DUPLICATED in Texas (gotta love politician ego trips) to create the Johnson Manned Space Center at Houston, Texas. An un-necessary waste of tax payer dollars so that Johnson could have something named after him. Now responsibility shifts in mid-flight from control in Florida to control in Texas. Johnson could have left flight control in Florida and just built an astronaut training facility in Texas.
Beat me to it. Congrats!!
Take it from an old German shepherd owner: From the day you bring a GSD puppy home you are involved in battle of wits with a dog that is smarter than you are for dominance.