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NateB

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Spring turkey season, April 21-May 9.....they might be looking for a safe space right about now.
We talked about that. He almost had a nice warm bed on the grill. He was half tame, not acting aggressive or scared. At least he stayed away from the ramp, he might have been shot then.
 

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I never open the windows, so here's my "view"

Advantage: If it's sunny and nice out I never know so I'm never upset about working on a nice day
Advantage: If the weather is rotten I never know so never care that it's rotten outside

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They sure are. I enjoy flying and things that fly. Someday, I'll get my pilots license, but that is another expensive hobby. In the meantime, I am trying to see how many different things I can fly in. I've been in airplanes, helicopters, and a hot air balloon. I really want to go up in an open cockpit biplane and an aerobatic flight in a Pitts.
My brother and I have always been into racing. Loud, fast etc.

I enjoy renting boats to ride around and/or just doing a 'cruise' on a sailboat with a bunch of strangers. I love the silence and the feeling of power.

My brother has done the same many times, but recently got his pilots license and when he was at the airport one day and bored, he rented a ride on a glider and loved it. He said it is the flight equivalent of a sailboat. I've added that to my 'todo' list once COVID is minimally part of daily conversation.

Anyway, having enjoyed big and small plane rides, thrilled as heck at my helicopter ride, you might want to add glider to your list too.

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My brother, he rented a ride on a glider and loved it. He said it is the flight equivalent of a sailboat. I've added that to my 'to do' list once COVID is minimally part of daily conversation.
That's on my Bucket List too. There's a sailplane group up near Raleigh that gives rides: http://www.ncsoaring.org/ and one in Upstate SC: https://www.carolinasoaring.com/


Piedmont Soaring Society also does demo rides: https://www.piedmontsoaring.net/ west of Winston Salem off I-40

Ok Sandy: lets do this. This says it's $100 for a demo ride:
 
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Tomorrow I report to an office area with a window! Unreasonably excited to see parking lot, buffalo grass, powerlines, and detention pond.
 
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Gliders are on my bucket list too. There is a glider club who offers demo rides a less than an hour from my home. It's just a matter of time and money for me. I want to book a ride on an open cockpit biplane and aerobatic ride in a Super Decathlon available at area FBOs as well.
 

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Gliders are on my bucket list too. There is a glider club who offers demo rides a less than an hour from my home. It's just a matter of time and money for me. I want to book a ride on an open cockpit biplane and aerobatic ride in a Super Decathlon available at area FBOs as well.
Given what my brother has said about his FBO, I imagine if people know what you do, you'll get a free ride on all three if you express interest. In his case, plane guys seem to look for an excuse to fly and once a conversation starts, the next thing you know you're strapped in and taxi'ing. I wouldn't consider that 'calling in a favor' or 'leveraging your occupation', myself, as I think the pilots are often looking for an excuse to burn fuel and when the wife asks they have a valid excuse. "Well, honey, he's a helicopter medic that is saving people and he seemed interested. . . it was the least I could do. . . " Could be different in Indiana, though. . .

Sandy
 
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