First flight...Oh yeah!

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  1. cheddar cheese

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    On saturday I went "gliding" up at RAF Chivenor. Great! I say "Gliding" but there was a bit of a fog so we didnt actually turn the engine off. (Powered Glider - Grob Vigilant). Had a bit of control of the stick, done a bit of pitching and rolling (I was amazing of course, syscom, because ive logged many hours on flight sims ;) ) - wasnt expecting the negative G either! I almost didnt go up though because I was too tall to fit ;) I enjoyed it though, gonna go in for my Glider Scholarship in the summer. I wanna go flying in the Tutor as well because thats cleared for aerobatics - oh yeah.
     

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    Outstanding, CC! I see you grinning like the Cheshire Cat there. It's like a drug, once you have done it, you can't wait for your next fix!
     
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    Agreed gliding is good fun and once you have done it once you have to repeat the experience again and again (although I have only done it once). Though I must say there is not much greater thrill than doing aerobatics and experiencing the G and a bit of weightlessness...
     
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    Great to hear that, CC. May you have many happy flights and landings!
    I'm envious, never flew inna glider...
     
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    Very cool CC - I've got about 12 hours in gliders, flying them will make you a better powered aircraft pilot. I'm glad to see yu in a Grob, its a good machine....
     
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    Good on ya CC.... Would like to see a bigger version of that pic of u so we can update ur Mugshot pic...
     
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    Wait for your first which launch with a cable break, guaranteed heart pumper. Excellent, enjoy it and learn as much as you can. I found that flying light aircraft didn't close to the same buzz.

    PS Spinning from 1,000ft also a guaranteed adrenaline rush, but that will come
     
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    and please remember that air traffic control should be held in godlike reverence
     
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    And remember that pilots of powered aircraft have zero lookout ability and never ever assume that they will get out of your way.
     
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    Good on ya mate!
     
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    You perverted freak u...
     
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    Nice job, CC. You still look gay though.
     
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    Hey, he's trying to look like a "swave and de-boner" aviator! ;)
     
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    I see ... but it just turns out gay.
     
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    hehe, Well, we are talking about CC! ;)
     
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    True. I think he's the only person that could impersonate Dirty Harry ... and still look gay.
     
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    :lol: Very true pD.
     
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    Hey ;) I'd love to post a larger version les but I dont have one, I just stole that from the squadron site...Ill have to ask my CO for a copy of the larger one next time im at ATC.. (Should be there right now but I couldnt be bothered ;) )
     
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