G'day from Fredericton

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  1. Blackfly

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    I've been an aviation buff since about grade 6 when I read the Battle of Britain series of books.

    As far as real flying experience:
    - ground school and a few hours in the book toward a VFR license; but I stopped as it wasn't a financially practical. Have been up for birthday flights and flew with friend who owned '58 C150.
    - joy ride in the Stearman over Ottawa.
    - 1.5 hrs aerobatics in a Stearman, and
    - .75 hr in a Harvard over the Sonoma Valley, CA. These were some of the most incredible times in my life!
    - 1 hour instruction in a Chinook II ultralight. Like riding a dragonfly, and this is something I will pursue as it feels like the seat of the pants type of flying I want to do. There are some practical realities involved before I do this, business and impending fatherhood!

    I have a large collection of aviation history and aviation art books, and when I have the time I love to emerse myself into finding out about some aspect of flying in the old days. Primarily my materials are military flying as I am quite fascinated in the psychology of combat flying and especially concerning fighter pilots.

    This site looks to be a wharehouse of info!
    Pete
     
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    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
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    Welcome to the site. I hope you enjoy yourself here.
     
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    Hallo Blackfly!!!
    Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Welcome Blackfly!

    I have about 10 hours in a 61 150 - fastback straight tail 150s are fun aircraft providing you're close to sea level.

    Hope you hang around for a while...
     
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    Welcome aboard!
    I logged a stunning 23 hours in C-172s and another 2 in a 152. Those are fun little A/C.... but so damn so. Heaven forbid you hit a headwind!
    Congrats on the coming baby! My wife and I have one in the oven - due in Jan. Stick around!
     
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    G'day Blackfly from another Aussie. Welcome to the site
     
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