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Rob Lister
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needs rebristling.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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I wonder if they go mountain climbing on vacation.
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After 10th generation dairy farmer, I somehow ended up subscribed to about a dozen farming channels. I enjoy them much.

Bailing hay, tips and traps

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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Not only does this guy work his ass off, he's also a cancer survivor. Respect.

The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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That video brought back a lot of memories from the 1970s when I was flying in the Idaho mountains and landing on grass strips similar to that one. I could fill a whole thread all by myself with some of those stories. Fun times.

I could feel that pilot's adrenaline in my own body. That video doesn't even come close to showing what the live experience is like.

It also reminded me of certain people, when they found out I was a pilot, would say to me, "I've got lots of time flying Microsoft Flight Simulator (MFS), and I could totally fly a real airplane."

Yeah, no.

Fortunately, they'll likely never get the opportunity, since it would be illegal for them to even try it without a flight instructor with them, and no airplane owner in their right mind would ever let them fly solo with their plane.

But I certainly understand the fantasy. No harm in dreaming, eh?

So what I prefer to say to those dreamers, "I think you should go for it. Go to the local flight school and take some introductory flying lessons. And be sure to let the flight instructor know you already have some experience on MFS."
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I for one would enjoy hearing your stories
still working on Sophrosyne, but I will no doubt end up with Hubris
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I wonder how many MFS pilots can't even ride a Tilt-A-Whirl without getting vertigo.
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I used to think framing carpenters were mostly heavy brow grunts who couldn't make a living any other way.

Nay.

It is a hard physical job for sure, but education and engineering involved puts me to lazy, ignorant shame.


Give him a like.

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robinson wrote: Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:01 pm I for one would enjoy hearing your stories
Here's a two-fer:
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