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Re: FLYING THOUGHTS:

Postby Chris McKeon » Sat Jun 15, 2024 6:34 pm

Ok I believe that have said it I have said something such as: {I am Pathetic} or words to that effect. But due to injuries that occurred during the Landing Phase of My Last Flight, Flying My Beloved Predator 158 Predator. Since that Flight, I have not Flown My HG in Just over Fourteen Years. I mean the way that Flight ended, Wow! But the main point regarding this Post I still dream about Flying, Flying My Predator. My Predator. I have had just two Flights Flying a Three Axes control Aircraft. That was when I flew a Two Seat Grobe Sail Plane. Flying that Grobe had Me thinking about the Possibilities of how much Distance that Sailplane could cover providing Of course, that would be after I became comfortable Flying it. Flying that Grobe was definitely a Whole New Learning Curve. I just love learning about how to Fly a New Aircraft. It is like what Larry Tudor once said: "Always the Student". I have always been fascinated By Flying. This I hope never to lose.
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Re: FLYING THOUGHTS:

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Jun 16, 2024 11:00 am

Chris McKeon wrote:I have always been fascinated By Flying. This I hope never to lose.


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Re: FLYING THOUGHTS:

Postby Chris McKeon » Sat Jun 22, 2024 4:31 pm

So yes, I have many thoughts regarding Flying. OK I do think about truly Awesome it will be for Me to leave the Ground. Also, it will just please Me to no end if and when I do Fly. I know that some of You who read this post, will think: Oh here is that Berain Injured Guy writing about Flying again. Yes I am writing about Flying again. For I believe, no I Know that Flying My Predator Really did allow Me to be Free. I just believe that even thought I will not be Flying My Predator on My first Flight in Fourteen Years. I quite possibly I will fly John's North Wing T-Two. I do not know how to convey the words that describe the Thoughts that are going through My head.

I Echo the sentiments regarding Flying a Hang Glider that were Made by Chuck by Chuck Yeager: "That's the flingiest Flying there is". If Flying a Hang Glider is not the: "Flingiest Flying there is, then what is? For that will be the Type of an Aircraft that I want to Fly, whatever Aircraft that is, Count Me in!
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Re: FLYING THOUGHTS:

Postby Chris McKeon » Sat Jun 22, 2024 5:42 pm

These Two Songs are such killer Hang Gliding Athem's. I mean; These Two Song strike a Chord with Me. I mean the inspiration to Compose such Songs should have been related to Hang Gliding. I get High with a little Help from My Friends. That rings true as having come about by say I do not know which Beatle Fly's or Flew Hang Gliders. But Flying a HG should have been what inspired the Song.


If I did this correctly
https://www.bing.com/search?q=good+as+i ... &PC=EDGEDB


This song is My favorite song rite now.




https://www.bing.com/search?q=gi+get+hi ... &PC=EDGEDB

Take The Movement so as when a Pilot sinks out, quite a long way from a road. So, this must have inspired a Pilot to come up with an Mode, that allows a Glider to be short Packed.

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Re: FLYING THOUGHTS:

Postby Chris McKeon » Wed Jun 26, 2024 3:58 pm

Perseverant Thoughts born because of My TBI

OK I have asked these Questions Before. But there has been nary a Reply. But the ability to Shor - Pack Ones Glider to Me any ways just Seem's so darn cool to Me. What I want to know is: What was the impetus, what caused the Person Who came up with this great Concept up? I would it was a driving force that prompted the initiation, and the Development of such a handy way to be able for a Pilot to move their Glider after they had landed. IIn My Mind's Eye, I can imagine a Pilot who after having an XC Flight that fell Short. A Flight where that Foul Dirty word reared its Ugly Head. Where the Pilot Who came up with This great concept had to outland and then pack their Glider to a road.

If a scenario such as what I just described was not the cause of inspiration that drove this Pilot coming up with this great idea. Then it should have been.

So to whoever the Pilot who has developed this Short Packing deal. Good on You.
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Re: FLYING THOUGHTS:

Postby Chris McKeon » Sun Jun 30, 2024 5:39 pm

So yes, I have to admit it. I really do think about Flying almost constantly. I mean why not? I just like everyone Else had the desire to Fly. Yes, Way back in 1990, the Fuse was lit. That desire to experience Free Flight burns in My Heart more than ever before. Well, also just why not? I have this to look forward to. Yes, I will Fly. The first Flight that I have had in Fourteen Years will almost Certainly not be a Cross Country Flight. Heck it will not be a Soaring Flight. But that Flight even though it very well will be off some training Hill somewhere. The First Flight that I have taken made in Fourteen Years, It might only cover Fifty Feet. But the Flight will certainly be the greatest Flight that I have ever made. The Flight will also be the Greatest Flight that I will ever Make! I always thought of My Flying as a great thing to do. But coming back from this Oh so close to Death experience that I went through raised the bar regarding the Words. recovered Pilot. Amen!
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